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Whatever it takes

Lately on the site, there have been a lot of posts regarding death, suicide and the desire to just be done. With life, with pain, with a reality that doesn’t ever seem to change. You don’t have to be clinically depressed to understand that feeling. I think if you walked into any room, anywhere in the world and asked people to be honest and raise their hand if they have felt at any point in time like giving up, to wish that they could just close their eyes and have the end of their story play out and the credits roll, at least half of the audience would raise their hand.

Trigger Warning

Books and reading are without a doubt both a passion and a most glorious hobby. Are you the type of person who throughout childhood always brought a book, who spends more time than is probably warranted picking books (because you definitely need more than 1) for every trip and vacation of your life, who bring a book or tablet to every appointment or kid pickup because God forbid you have time on your hands without something to read?! If you are nodding yes, then you understand our obsession with all things literary.

A Safe Place

So many people come to our site because they feel scared and alone. You may find yourself facing some pretty serious life issues and it often feels like there is literally no one to turn to unless you are willing to spend some serious money. The simple fact is that the cost of therapy in the United States runs from $65 and up, per hour! We pay it of course and that is usually after the cost of seeing a doctor, which runs at least $25 a visit and getting monthly medication adds at the very least $5 a month (with excellent insurance of which you pay thousands a month for).

The Good Part

You know that song that is playing everywhere online, “The Good Part” by AJR? Yes it is a real song that goes beyond the words, “so can we skip to the good part?”. But the reason it resonates with everyone is because we all want to skip the hard and uncomfortable parts of life and get to the good stuff, it is like eating dessert first and skipping dinner and the healthy stuff entirely. The hard stuff, aka real life, is often difficult to navigate and it is normal to want to skip to the good parts.

Breathe

For something we need to survive, we hear the word “BREATHE” a lot. Any and all medical procedures will come with the instructions to either breathe or to breathe and hold in your breath. Especially when the doctor, nurse or medical personnel are hurting you and you are thinking that you could pull off a swift kick and blame it on the pain, they remind you to breathe because it will “relax you.” Not in this lifetime and not unless they knock you out and if they tell you to “just breathe” again you are definitely going to scream!

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