I don’t know about you but for me to feel mentally stable and sound I need 4 key ingredients: 7-8 hours of sleep per night, some time alone everyday because I am an introvert and I need to recharge after I hang out with people, some daily exercise
It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health.
Almost our entire lives are spent in a quest to gain control, security and comfort in our lives. Unfortunately, we never really get it, so we keep trying, relentlessly.
This is the main activity of our lives.
I open the recipe book and search for the ingredients for family.
The passed down pages, ear-marked and cherished; there it is:
The demon that consumed me.
Stronger than ever
It’s getting hard
To push him
He screams at me
It’s too hard to
Push him away
It’s not that easy.
If only they knew.
by Rebecca Laplante, age 24
“Making unwanted comments about my body is harassment”.
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A warm wave casting it's arms upon me.
A beautiful silence caressing my mind.
You leave me speechless.
Lost for words.
I'm looking through the darkness.
For a sign of survival.
All these thoughts are trivial.
Resistance is futile.
I can't say I look forward to your return.
I can't say I want to change the way I look.
I can't say I want to become.
But I'll be your perfect daughter.
I'll calm the wars.
Keep your hands at bay.
Keep your hands away.
From my face.
From my pride.
I should act more like me
When I’m someone else
Being too sad
Hurt trailed feelings
Mix into the bad
On top of old misery
Who do I need to manipulate?
To get past another’s admittance gate
More than enough to scrap
From the last depression’s relapse
All my shirts soaked in strain
From another drippings in pain
Spooning in the slop
Willingness never stops
To join a local commotion
Feeding frieze for emotions