It's hard for us to face stigma toward our mental health. It's even harder when it's somewhere close to home. As a Christian I've noticed some of the worst stigma comes from church. This isn't because church isn't understanding enough or doesn't care, it's mostly due to an inexperience with something none of us want... Continue Reading →
What most of us want more than anything else is to be loved. From the time we are born until we are old it's the one thing that we crave. We can have a relationship with God and feel fulfilled but still feel lonely, because we're created to be around people, to socialise. Our spirits... Continue Reading →
If I could say one thing to the younger me, I'd tell that small boy that he will end up finding his self-esteem and end up having more confidence than he could believe. I love encouraging people to not give up and to always believe in the story of their life; because giving up was... Continue Reading →
Darkness, she is my lover; my horrid friend. She comes to me when I'm alone and wraps me in her cold embrace. She cries with me; but it's all just a mirror. Her lips well as she presses them against mine. Ice pierces my soul as I lay in her satin sheets. Something within me... Continue Reading →
In high school there was something that really bothered me a lot, it was the concept of love and why some people would reply 'you must be blind' when you told them 'you're beautiful'; but I soon realised that half our insecurites weren't our truth, it was a truth people had built for us. It's... Continue Reading →
For as long as I can remember I had a monster growing at the edge of my life, he towered over my self-esteem and beat me down everytime I tried to tell the truth about who I was. Crazy thing is that monster still exists but every day his spine grows weaker, as I grow... Continue Reading →
Everyone has an opinion. Some are more vocal about it than others, some hold opinions that may align with facts more than others, but everybody has them. Opinions are good – natural even. From where you stand, what you’ve seen and heard, it follows that you are going to put what you know together –... Continue Reading →
It's a proven fact that a community can be sustained as long as the people continue to build each other up and continue to do so even when one person stuffs up in a major way. In a place of refuge (not escape) we hear each other out and help where we can.
Despite how similar you are to someone else or how much your opinion mimics theirs, there will almost always be a disagreement somewhere down the line, whether that's to do with personality differences or experiences.