Self-Love, Self-Acceptance and Positivity Are the Best Remedies for Conquering and Overcoming Any Obstacle

Author: Valery B. The other day, something pretty extraordinary happened to me - something that had never happened before. I got up in the morning, ready to start my usual routine, when I looked into the mirror and noticed the blemishes that were spread across my face: a patch of skin here, darker than the … Continue reading Self-Love, Self-Acceptance and Positivity Are the Best Remedies for Conquering and Overcoming Any Obstacle

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My Scars Do Not Define Me

Author: Lauren S. Many people use self harm as a coping mechanism, as it is thought to release chemicals in the brain that make us - those with mental illness - feel happier. Although there are other forms of self harm, including punching, scratching, pinching, and hair-pulling, some forms, such as cutting and burning, can … Continue reading My Scars Do Not Define Me

A Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Casey’s Story

Author: Casey L. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: a mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. While this little-known mental illness may sound like a minor problem for someone also dealing with depression and anxiety (a different story for a different day), that was unfortunately not the case for me. This illness managed … Continue reading A Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Casey’s Story

The Curse of Lust: Wanting What You Do Not Have

Author: Valery B.  In the past couple of years, I have learned something very important about life: it will always make you want more than what you have. Since I was young, I always wished that things would be different for me - personally, socially and familially. In elementary school, I was one of the tallest … Continue reading The Curse of Lust: Wanting What You Do Not Have