Permanence

As I write this, the headlines of the news in recent weeks have talked about climate change, the evolving and adapting virus, the rise and fall of the stock market, and so many other changes occurring every day.  Social media is an overwhelming cascade of change highlighting new jobs, births, engagements, marriages, divorces, new homes,Continue reading “Permanence”

We Need Self-Kindness in a World That Won’t Bring Us Down

A self-loathing mindset may be one of the most widespread issues amongst the young generation. We teach and remind ourselves to lift others up, but rarely take into consideration to be kinder to our own sufferings. I realized I’m often hard on myself, even when I don’t have any valid reason to be. I forgiveContinue reading “We Need Self-Kindness in a World That Won’t Bring Us Down”

Embrace Your Superpower: I Was Born to Stand Out

In 2018, I will embrace not fitting in as I was born to stand out. That is my superpower. For the longest time, I have struggled with the feeling of not fitting in, of being the odd one out. As a teenager that bothered me, a lot. Yet in hindsight, I realize it did notContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: I Was Born to Stand Out”

Embrace Your Superpower: Super Sidekicks

Here at IMAlive we have been boosting our 2018 campaign…Embrace your Superpower!  Well, I’ve found my superpower, and I’ve written about it. Sure, I have other powers, and I could write about them. But, being National Suicide Prevention Month, I thought it would be appropriate to write about what has kept me alive over the years…andContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: Super Sidekicks”

Embrace Your Superpower: My Mental Illness Is My Super Power

My mom used to tell this story about when she finally got glasses as a kid. Before then, the world was a blur: people, the chalkboard at school, trees. But that was her normal. She never realized that she saw the world differently than other people. Then she got her glasses and suddenly, the treesContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: My Mental Illness Is My Super Power”

Embrace Your Superpower: Embracing My Superpower Has Helped Me to Stay Alive

“Forgetting myself became the reason I’m alive.” #EYS2018 #EYS4NSPM #NSPM #SuperheroSunday

Embrace Your Superpower: I Am Something Other Than My Disorders. I Am Not Just a Mental Illness

They say, “Don’t let mental illness define you. You are not your mental illness.” Well, that’s all fine and good until you are stuck feeling like your mental illness is literally your whole life. Your depression keeps you from going to work or getting out of the house. Your anxiety keeps you from talking toContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: I Am Something Other Than My Disorders. I Am Not Just a Mental Illness”

Embrace Your Superpower: T.H Hernandez

Being socially awkward is normally associated with introverts; people who avoid social situations where their awkwardness is on full display. Being labelled weird usually makes people withdraw and avoid settings where their inability to function in socially acceptable ways can be scrutinized. It’s probably what I should have done, but I’m an extrovert by nature.Continue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: T.H Hernandez”

Embrace Your Superpower: Embracing My Superpower Has Helped Me to Stay Alive

I have struggled with mental health issues for as long as I can remember, however, suicide was never something that was a part of my bundle if issues. Until it was. In 2013 I had major brain surgery that saved my life and gave me a new outlook. So, I changed jobs from an obviouslyContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: Embracing My Superpower Has Helped Me to Stay Alive”

Embrace Your Superpower: I Am My Own Superhero

I am my own super hero. It is often so hard to see the good in ourselves. We are constantly aware of things we don’t like about ourselves or things we need to improve upon, but many of us forget the things we are able to offer. Everyone has something they can immediately tell youContinue reading “Embrace Your Superpower: I Am My Own Superhero”