Quote of the Day – May 6, 2019

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“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.”
Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 464 pages

Published: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic

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Poem: The Grief

Salty waters wash over me

My eyes beam red as the sun

My heart constraint in chains

Not even one beat cuts through its clasp Continue reading “Poem: The Grief”

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

A few mornings ago, I woke up with an anxiety attack.

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Poem: Disquiet

Walls closing in

Waters rushing down

The air, once free and uplifting

Clamps on my soul

Strength leaves me

Weakness overcomes

The world becomes nothing Continue reading “Poem: Disquiet”

Quote of the Day – May 26, 2018

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“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous.”

Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Movies & TV Shows Based on Books Released in 2018

In the past, anxiety was at its peak when a book lover heard that a film/TV adaptation was being made, based off their favorite book. And it is still nerve-racking! But with hits like It, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Murder on the Orient Express, it looks like Hollywood is catching on and making these adaptations pretty good. I can’t guarantee that these adaptations will satisfy your literary vision, however, these are some adaptations I think you should not only be on the lookout but give a chance: Continue reading “Movies & TV Shows Based on Books Released in 2018”

Must Read Books That Represent Mental Illness

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There needs to be an open discussion about mental health. And what better way to stand up to the stigma than to read fiction books that portray the topic perfectly. Readers appreciate to have characters that we can connect with and see as real people. So for Mental Awareness Month, here is a list of books that portray mental illness more realistically:

All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

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