The Weekly Catchup Vol #7

Hello my freaky darlings! Please remember that if you have a particular post or piece you've written that you'd like shared, leave your post in the comment section of my So, You Want To Be A Writer posts. Monday So, You Want To Be A Writer Vol #7 Ten Reasons Why Being A Bookworm Makes Life Better … Continue reading The Weekly Catchup Vol #7

You Don’t Have to Be Positive to Be Strong

“In Psychology, we learn that correlation does not prove causation, the same is true in this instance. Your level of positivity does not determine how strong you are. Furthermore, you can still be strong but not be or feel positive. They are not one in the same. You can also be positive and not be or feel strong, these two characteristics are interchangeable, you don’t have to be all or nothing. It is okay to feel angry, sad, frustrated, or hurt at what has happened or what is happening. It is okay to acknowledge that a situation sucks or that it’s just overall a negative situation to be in. Give yourself the space to feel whatever it is you feel, even if those feelings aren’t too pretty. That’s what Lisa meant when she said “Your strength is determined by how much space you hold for ALL parts of you.” Those negative feelings are still valid. You don’t have to force yourself to feel happy about something that you truly aren’t happy about. You don’t have to put on a brave face and disregard your actual feelings all in the name of strength. While you may not want to dwell in an area of negativity, those feelings are still 100% valid, 100% yours, and you should own them. True strength lies in acknowledging those feelings and making the conscious effort to continue putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward. That is it. True strength does NOT lie in how much positivity you exude.”

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There’s a page on Instagram that I follow that belongs to a therapist – her handle is @lisaoliveratherapy – and she is awesome. She’s truly #TherapistGoals! If you don’t already follow her, I recommend you check her out she has something for everybody on there. Anywho, the other day she posted about strength and positivity and it really put some things in perspective for me. The photo read “Your strength is not determined by how positive you are. Your strength is determined by how much space you hold for ALL parts of you.” In her caption she went on to dissect that quote and explain in depth how it applies to life. The first line of the caption read “There is a myth that positivity is strength.” This post really spoke to me especially in my current situation and I’m here to debunk that myth!

I felt the need to…

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The Friendship Breakup: Completed Editions

I know that this series has been incredibly popular - far more than I ever expected it to be - and I'll still answer questions if any of you have them. However, it's been a little while since someone's asked a friendship-related question, and for now, I'd like to wrap up the series. Thank you … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Completed Editions

Cause Here We Are Again: Your Mindful Journey, Vol #1

We've done me. We'll still do me, I guess, but time's are a-changing, and you've seen my mindful journey. You've seen me list that I knew something was wrong, and didn't do anything. You saw the excuses and justifications I gave, without it ever changing one solid fact: I was sick, and I didn't know why. … Continue reading Cause Here We Are Again: Your Mindful Journey, Vol #1

#ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: But Johnny Depp Is The Victim, Goddamnit! And Amber Heard Is A Lying Golddigger!

— Trigger and Content Warning — Like with the “Friendship Breakup” series, over the next few weeks, I’ll be answering commonly asked questions surrounding, specifically, Dr Ford and the entire fiasco that we just watched.  The three sections I'll be heavily focusing on will be: #ButWhyDoesn'tSheLeave, #ButDon'tYouWantToGetBetter, as well as #WhyIDidn'tReport.  As this topic is of a … Continue reading #ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: But Johnny Depp Is The Victim, Goddamnit! And Amber Heard Is A Lying Golddigger!

10 Reasons Why Being a Bookworm Makes Life Better

Books Rock My World

“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise”
—Thomas Wharton

Books aren’t just a static form of entertainment to turn towards during a boring hour in your life. No, bookworms know that reading is one of the best parts of life. And here are ten reasons why.


1. Books can be BFFs

A good book speaks directly to you, as if it knows everything going on inside. It takes something from your own life and breathes it onto the page, sending you a direct message; you are not alone. Others know how this feels, too. Others have made it through this and you will, too. A book best friend knows everything you’re going through. Also, books don’t try to make you leave the house to socialize. True. Soulmates.

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2. Patience is a Virtue

Waiting for a new best friend to be added to a beloved series teaches us bookworms…

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So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #7

Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be an author. I loved reading, I loved the ideas of other authors, and I loved being immersed in a different world. When I was in senior (years 11 and 12), I’d developed a great rapport with one of my favourite teachers ever, a wonderful man … Continue reading So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #7