Category: Self-Mythology

I Once Forgave Someone Because of Stars

My Forgiveness Story He was my high school bully, he was one of many. He stood out because he could reach the most vulnerable parts of me, the places where I still expressed hope and confidence, and make them seem ugly. I transferred schools because of him, and the next year he was there, the

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Suicidal Teen Grows Up and Watches TV

I didn’t kill myself, but I wanted to, and I tried to, many times. Maybe I didn’t research suicide enough to make it work, but maybe I didn’t want to make it work because somewhere in my suffering there was a tiny spark, a hidden feeling of hope. I can only recall the hopelessness, but

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5 Ways to Binge Watch a TV Show for Catharsis

How can binge watching TV shows can be good for your mental health? Through cathartic emotional purging and empathetic observation, you can use your time in front of the TV to work through your issues, and here’s how… Catharsis According to Aristotle’s Poetics catharsis is the purification of the emotions by vicarious experience. The psychotherapy definition is

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What It Was Like

Originally posted on Ebben Wilde:
Ode to my lost child What was it like? It was like my soul cramping and ripping itself from my body. It was a fire in my loins that I didn’t want to put out. I couldn’t put out the flames. I’d rather take the burning from the inside then…

Spring, Growth, Expansion, and LuneInnate

Spring I welcome spring wholeheartedly, the thaw followed by nature’s regrowth, and renewal is always a beautiful comfort. There is a hopefulness in Spring. The longer days give me the feeling of possibility, that there is enough time to do everything I want to do. The life-closing-in-on me shortness of the Winter days is replaced with increased productivity and

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Can we treat ourselves with patience and kindness like we would a child?

Our minds need exercise just as much as our bodies. The workings of the mind are more elusive than the body but equally if not more important to our overall well-being. I believe that our minds are strengthened through learning and seeking. The more we know thee more we can trust ourselves to let go.