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Elise. 25. vegetarian. actress. aspiring yogi. recovery. love.xxx



twitter.com/EliseOriel:

    "Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
    Depression is humiliating.
    If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
    It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
    Depression is humiliating.
    No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged."
    Pearl (via psych-facts)

    (via feel-good-days)

    — 16 hours ago with 13403 notes

    justdoitdaily-fitblr:

    FLOURLESS COOKIE CAKE (GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN)

    made these today and let me tell you, i could eat a whole pan by myself. best thing i’ve tried in awhile. gluten free and vegan. these would be great at parties or just for a special treat because they’re really easy to make (i made them and im absolutely awful at baking.) they taste just like cookie dough on the inside and the outside gets a nice crispness. LOVE!

    spread this recipe around to friends and family and tag me "justdoitdaily-fitblr" if you make them! i would love to see :) 

    (via tome-withlove)

    — 16 hours ago with 3309 notes

    green-tea-rex:

    It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.

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    — 16 hours ago with 189247 notes

    superstreetfighter2turbohdremix:

    i am 0% the person i was three years ago and i would probably get in a fight with 2011 me

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    — 22 hours ago with 185080 notes