Mug for Thought

wilfullavishland:

landofoblivion:

mswee:

Stephen Fry: Always the voice of reason. 

Things I ought to remember.

God Bless you Stephen Fry. A mental illness is the same as a physical illness and should be treated as such. It’s time people realised this.

My advice is to get help — to find a good therapist and figure out what works for you.

For me: I take medication daily and have for many years. I also try to exercise a lot, because there’s some evidence that exercise lessens the symptoms of anxiety, and I try to use the strategies that I’ve learned in cognitive behavioral therapy to cope with my illness. But it’s a chronic illness and it hasn’t, like, gone into remission or anything for me. It’s something I live with, something that I’ve integrated into my life. And we all have to integrate stuff into our lives, whether it’s mental illness or physical disability or whatever.

There is hope. There is treatment. You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best.

In his Reddit AMA, author John Green answers a reader’s question about living with depression and anxiety. Pair with this excellent read on our culture and costs of anxiety, then see how mood science offers a new understanding of depression.

As someone who also lives with this troublesome duo, I’d add to Green’s advice a note on the importance of sleep, which has actually been shown to impact depression levels

Also see Green’s superb advice to aspiring writers and creators of all stripes

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veephbo:

We’ll just leave this here.

Moms always know how to build your self esteem.

veephbo:

We’ll just leave this here.

Moms always know how to build your self esteem.

veephbo:

Mixed messages!

veephbo:

Mixed messages!

mariannapaige:

tired-talk:

rubyetc:

a drawing about avoidance

I can always relate to rubyetc drawings omg.

ruby is the most perfect person in the entire world

mariannapaige:

tired-talk:

rubyetc:

a drawing about avoidance

I can always relate to rubyetc drawings omg.

ruby is the most perfect person in the entire world

Awesome list. I’d add my favorites Carrie Mathison and Claire Dunphy for a full 45. Among others. A few years ago, Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray. Though mostly I’m just happy Carrie Bradshaw’s not on the list.

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Analog Mix)
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literaryjukebox:

"Do you perceive you live your life through love or fear? They are very different manifestations. My favorite quote is by the English novelist Iris Murdoch. She said, “Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real.” I like the idea that all that love is, is acknowledging another’s reality."

Song: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac (Analog Mix)

Iris’ quote really strikes me. I think a big part of coming of age is this realization that there is a world outside each of us, and figuring out what people and ideas and causes within it we do care about in addition to ourselves. The Fleetwood Mac remix is also very resonant. 

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