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Done

The shattered area around the heart resembles the damage that has already occurred, and can no longer be repaired. The heart is unscathed because through the hardships, there is still hope that everything will be alright.
May 15, 2017

Done Clocks are ticking Time is running out A rush of blood to the head occurs as I scramble to find reason in this madness I’m lost without you But you don’t seem to care You helped...

Lost but Found

Sunshine and delight filled the empty air.
March 31, 2015

She was a lost, little wildflower Without a place to call home One day she thought about How she was all alone   The beautiful mind of hers Shook and spun around Walls of regret...

A Lesson in Comparing Yourself

When we learn not to compare ourselves with others, we free up the time and the space to focus on ourselves and think about how we can improve as individuals.
March 16, 2015

“I’m not good enough.”  That one, crippling thought often plagues my mind, popping up unannounced, like weeds shooting through a patch of vivid dandelions.  This happens every time I try to write...

What Depression Looks Like

“Depression is not an easy thing for me to discuss. Describing it is an obstacle all on its own. I feel as if the entire world has turned against me, and I have absolutely no one to turn to. All happiness that once resided within me has disappeared and I am left with dust clouding my vision. Then the anxiety begins. My hands shake, and I only beg to be back home and safe in my bed, letting my covers seclude me from the world’s judgmental eyes. I leave class just to beat the crowd and hope no one says a word behind me. This is why I have music to provide a pathway for me, telling me it is going to get better. A slight smile will then appear upon my lips as I realize…I can beat this.”
March 3, 2015

The dark secret of depression is that many teens today are diagnosed with this mental illness. Some hide it with smiles while some just hide their hands in their jacket and carry on with their day. It...

We Are Our Society

This Pinterest board displays numerous advertisements from the 1940’s and ‘60’s, as well as more recent advertisements. They show the dramatic change in the world’s views on body image.
October 30, 2013

Our perspective on attractiveness from the 1940’s to now has changed drastically. It does not matter how honest and generous someone is or how abusive and cruel someone is. The only thing that matters...

Sky

A simple, yet delicate and inspiring feather
October 17, 2013

A simple, yet delicate and inspiring featherMy name is May, and I envy the birds. When I was smaller, I would run up to my mom and tell her that I could fly. She would just look down at my light blue...

My Life: Is This What I Am Living For?

Sometimes, people find that they have to break away from what is normal, to do something else. Life is about doing what you want, not what others want.
September 20, 2013

At one time, I thought that I was dead. Not like the decaying corpse that rested in peace in its confined coffin, but someone who was to dead to such a point, that life was never truly its own. It was...

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