Archive | May, 2012

Positivity

30 May

In this day and age it is so hard to stay positive. But if we are persistent and believe in ourselves, we can accomplish anything. When we are positive, it shows. It radiates of of us like a bright light. There are so many beautiful things in life. There are so many things to be thankful for. We just have to stop and pause for a moment to see what is right in front of us. We can’t waste our time with people or things that don’t make us feel good about ourselves. Society has created this distorted image on how life should be. Life is not about things but about you and the people in your life. Surround yourself with positive people and those who make you happy. Resist the temptation to be something you are not. Be true to yourself and be good to yourself. You are your own best defense against the wrongs of the world. Keep your chin up and keep moving forward.

I AM A CELTIC

19 May

I am a huge Celtics fan.  Being from Boston, how could you not be.  They are in the playoffs and are playing amazing.  They suffered a nasty loss last night.  It was a tough game to watch toward the end.  Basketball is my favorite sport.  I’m not quite sure what I am going to do when the season is officially over.  The Red Sox are bombing this season.  So I’m not sure if I’ll be able to follow them.  I’m not much of a TV watcher anymore or like I used to be.  Sports have become my thing.  Sure, I enjoyed watching sports before, but now I’m really into it.  I’m going to have to find something else to occupy my time.  The Celtics are an amazing team and I hope they don’t make too many changes to the line up before next year.  I just don’t want it to end.  But all good things must come to an end….

peas and carrots….

18 May

Life is so trivial.  We have our ups, we have our dows.  Some of us are just so happy to be alive, others are in a deep dark depression.  Society dictates how we should look, think and feel.  As long as we can stay away from what society brings, we’ll be ok.  No one has the right to tell you how to be.  Every one is an individual with our own thoughts and our own feelings.  No one can take that away from you.  What society says is absolute rubbish!!  I consider myself to be a free thinker and don’t much care what others think of me.  I am human and was put here on this planet for a reason.  I may not always know what that is exactly, but that’s ok.  I surround myself with the things that make me happy.  Which is something we all should do.  Life is too short to throw it away on petty things.  So many of us take life for granted and don’t realize it until it is too late.  You need to stand up for what you believe in and just be yourself.  That’s all anyone can ask of you.

j

Apple Sauce

14 May

I like to help people.  When you are down and out, it’s nice to know there is someone there just to listen.  I’ve become an online mentor.  This is a great way for me to help people.  I’ve been through a lot and feel that I have a lot to offer someone who has been through similar things.  Or anything that they struggle with.  I wish I could do more!  I would like to start up my own mentor program and a support group for mental health.  I wish I had support and reached out when I was down and out.  I’ve come so far, I want people to know it is possible to get through life with mental illness.  You can live with it if it’s treated properly.  There’s nothing to be afraid or ashamed of.  We are people.  We all go through different things in our life time.  We have to have hope and faith in ourselves and our lives.  We can survive anything, we just have to want to.  No one said it was easy but we have to keep trying.

Life’s a bowl of cherries

13 May

I’m trying to figure out why I started this blog.  What do I want to write about?  Who do I want to read it?  I really don’t know.  I was blogging before but it probably wasn’t the most positive blog.  I guess I’m hoping to write a more positive, up beat blog.  Maybe someone will read it and take something from it.  Maybe my blog will put a smile on someone’s face.  I’ve been through so much in 37 years!  I’m a strong woman, a survivor.  I carry so much life experience.  I’ve been up and I’ve been down, way down.  But I got back up and continue to move forward.  I think I figured blogging would give me something to do.  I get bored easy and like to write.  I battle depression,  bipolar, anxiety and PTSD.  I’m living proof that you can do it!  You can get through mental illness and come out ok.  Sure, I have help, there is nothing wrong with asking or accepting help.  I have an amazing support system.  You can live life with mental illness, you just have to want to.  Ok, so this entry just turned into me standing on my mental illness soap box.  I am very passionate about my illness and want to help others any way I can.  I continue to educate myself and learn about mental illness constantly.  I’m not looking to be perfect, I just want to be ok.  Right now, I am ok.

Mindfulness

8 May

Mindfulness is being one with yourself.  It really isn’t that hard to be mindful.  It allows you to be calm, centered and present.  You are able to focus on what is really important to you and those close to you.  Mindfulness can be a wonderful tool when it is practiced.  Just a couple of deep breaths and you are well on your way.  The smoother the breathing, the more mindful you become.  Mindfulness has changed my life.  It has freed me from negativity, frustration and has helped my depression.