Nine Literary Quotes For The Mental Health Day

Nine Literary Quotes For The Mental Health Day

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It is likely that, if you’re here, you have turned to stories and poetry for comfort during dark times (or any times). Mental Health Day is around the corner and, while you may already have your go-to validation lit, I’m going to go ahead and share some of my literary chicken broth. I will confess that every fiber of my will power was involved in keeping me from sticking exclusively to Maya Angelou quotes, because that woman’s wisdom could bring me back from the dead on my worst days. So, in addition to two of my favorite tía Maya quotes, …

Anxiety Book Sales Soaring, says Barnes and Noble

Anxiety Book Sales Soaring, says Barnes and Noble

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Americans have endured a great deal of stress and anxiety this past year as the political climate has intensified. Tally that stress with the everyday burdens Americans face and anxiety rises.   To combat this anxiety, many Americans are turning to bookstores. According to Barnes & Noble, anxiety-related sales have increased by 26% between last year and June 2018.    “We may be living in an anxious nation,” said Liz Hardwell, Senior Director of Merchandising.   The stats taken from the book retailer are not the only reports that show an increase in anxiety. According to a poll administered by the …

7 Stunning Memoirs About Mental Illness

7 Stunning Memoirs About Mental Illness

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Mental health, along with the illnesses that can plague us, make up some of the most taboo, stigmatized topics of discussion within our society today. Historically speaking, society has always had a difficult time equating mental illnesses with the same sincerity physical illnesses foster. It’s almost as if there’s this underlying belief that people can think their way out of mental illnesses as opposed to receiving professional medical treatment. However, within the past five or so years there has been such an uprise in the media of people coming out of the corners, shedding their shame, and openly sharing their struggles with mental health that the way …

8 Books That Celebrate the Power of Introverts

8 Books That Celebrate the Power of Introverts

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As a self-proclaimed introvert, I have firsthand experience of being an introvert in a world of extroverts and let me tell you, it can be a pain in the ass.   Many cultures around the world often idolize the personality traits embodied by extroverts while ignoring or minimizing the strengths of introverts. But the truth is, introverts are badass members of society who have a lot to offer.   Whether you’re an introvert who wants to further unlock your potential, someone who can benefit from some self-help advice, or you’re an introvert (or extrovert) looking to gain further understanding of how introverts brains …

Monday Motivation – The Three Books You Should Read This Week

Monday Motivation – The Three Books You Should Read This Week

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Without any invitation, Monday’s back! Luckily, so are we bringing you three books that can help get you through this week. Let’s get started.   1. Life Is Short and so Is This Book by Peter Atkins    Image Via Goodreads   Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can’t get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That’s the topic of this book. I don’t pretend to have all the …