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Tea Message

5 Dec

Tea Message

“Don’t be anything you don’t want to be, always be yourself”

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Giving Thanks

28 Nov

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It’s easy to imagine Thanksgiving and to immediately think of food. Next thing that comes to mind is family, long car drives and pilgrims. But does anyone ever take the time to think and actually give thanks?

Many of us are privileged enough to enjoy the holiday with all of our loved ones. Try to think about those who didn’t come home this holiday. The little things matter the most. Love and take care of each other this Thanksgiving. And most importantly, give thanks for all the amazing things in your life. 

It’s okay to not be okay

26 Nov

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When something terrible and unimaginable happens, such as a sudden death or accident, there is nothing we can really do to fix the situation. We might put on a happy face, act strong and avoid the situation. We may tell everyone  that we are doing “okay” and thank them for their concerns. But faced with unspeakable tragedy, it’s okay to not be okay.

It is important to allow yourself time to grieve. If anything, time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, you probably won’t feel 100% for a while, and that’s okay. Try to surround yourself with people who care about you, and you’ll have the best support.

You probably won’t want to think about the situation. Yet allowing yourself a certain amount of time to grieve and to think about the person connected to the tragedy will help you. “Crying-it-out” is a good way to get all of your emotions out at once.

Talk to a professional counselor and take the steps to be reaching happiness again. A counselor will be there to help you heal and grieve efficiently.

You are allowed to be hurt and to be sad. No one can tell you the right or wrong way to grieve. 

 

 

In memory of Tyler Davis, Once a Bonnie, Always a Bonnie.

Five Foods for a Good Mood

22 Nov

We’ve all been in a slump. Typically, a bad diet goes hand-in-hand with the blues. So-called “comfort foods” can actually keep us in a rotten mood longer. I have pulled together five different foods that are proven to make you happy before the turkey comes out next week!

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1. Eggs

Eggs are a great way to start your day in more ways than one. They energize you with omega-3, zinc, vitamin B and protein. Plus, eggs can be very helpful in dieting.

 

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2. Honey

Honey does wonders for the brain by keeping it emotionally healthy. It contains kaempferol and quercetin, and both help prevent depression. This sweet treat can be used instead of sugar, which decreases the mood.

 

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3. Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes contain a special antioxidant called lycopene. It generally protects the brain and lungs. If you have allergies, these little guys can help you breathe easier. Cherry tomatoes are a win-win: healthy body, healthy mind!

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4. Apples

You already know the saying… so I won’t say it again. But apples contain quercetin, which is also found in honey. Not only do apples help prevent depression, they also block substances that cause allergy symptoms.

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5. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is packed with calcium and vitamin D. The probiotics within this diary treat can help boost your mood and your immune system.

To Write Love on Her Arms– My favorite and most personal non-profit organization

19 Nov

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For those of you who may or may not of heard of it, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit organization that helps young people deal with depression, anxiety, suicide and other mental illnesses. They work to inspire, encourage, inform and directly help those suffering from mental illness. The vision is hope for every person to live a happy life.

As a teen, I feel into a deep depression for years. I had never felt so much darkness around me. Everyday was a struggle to go to school, socialize and smile. I hated everything around me. I heard about TWLOHA on MySpace and was interested. They worked along side some of my favorite bands and gave me some hope for brighter days.

Today, I am a positive person with goals, dreams and will-power. I would even go as far as to say I’m strong. If you are ever feeling hopeless, I suggest you check the organization out. There are chapters all across the United States and some are popping up overseas. Hold on and keep smiling.

Happiness is a choice we make. No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?” — Miranda Kerr

18 Nov
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Sometimes a laugh is all it takes

14 Nov

If you’re feeling so far down that you can’t up, a little laugh can help lift you up. I know when I’m sad or upset, I try to watch comedies to cheer me up.

This video was made by my classmates and I. Yeah, its not great but it gives me a good chuckle. Maybe you’ll like it too!