Stuck

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Emotional level: 4 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: McDonald’s once made bubblegum flavored broccoli.   As I sat in traffic moments ago, I looked to my left, lost in thought. I saw a beautiful stone lion, frozen in time. It's very being is entirely solid and will most likely exist in its place long…

Terrible Two

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt both snuck out of a White House even, commandeered an airplane, and went on a joyride to Baltimore. It’s day two of this new self-care journey and damn…I can say this is harder than people even realize. Keeping to a diet…

I Forgot About Fun

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: You can see better when you’re scared.   This past week…has been a shit storm of events. I have experienced the fear of losing one of my best friends, (he’s okay), the daily anxiety I struggle with, and of course crippling depression. Quite a few other…

Clinical Depression & Thought Replacement

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.   Recently I’ve re-evaluated what it means to be a clinically depressed person. Each day is different because you never know what sad or…

Be Honest With Yourself

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Emotional level: 5 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Wealthy Europeans in the 1500s and 1600s ate parts of corpses, believing them to have medicinal properties.   You have to be honest with yourself. I feel like that’s the only real way to get anywhere in life. You must be honest about who you are…

Fear of Death…And Other News

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: After the Disney movie “Princess and the Frog” came out, more than 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.   Is January really almost over? No, it can’t be! Time really does fly. These months have a way of zooming by without our notice…

A New Year Is Nearing

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Peanuts can be used to make dynamite. The time for New Year's resolutions is upon us and I feel like I'm unsure about what I want to improve upon this coming year. There will be new challenges and struggles, but I feel confident I can overcome…

Even If It’s Christmas…

Emotional level: 9 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: The United States has about 9 billion chickens! I had planned to take a break from writing for the holidays, but sometimes you can't hold back your thoughts, and they need to be written. For some reason Christmas doesn't have a horrible energy this year. Normally…

You Just Have to Keep Trying

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Things are better; however, it wasn't without struggle. Emotional state: happy Mental state: a bit of thinking power left So, what next? After things finally get better, what's left to do? The answer is very simple... You just keep trying. I know...I've said it before, but it's so so SO true. You just keep moving…

Holding onto Worry

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Lately I've been clinging to feelings and thoughts that should have faded away by now. It's hard to let go of something you clung so dearly to for so long. Whether it be something that's good for you or something that's eating at you, we hold onto things so tight. Emotional state: medium Mental state:…