My Old Friend

Smith Shine Poetry

Winter became more than whispers
from the white tipped leaves,
as the coldness from the metal 
imobilised his hands.
I watch his body stiffen as an
icey gale attacks and condems, like
an unjust judge.
I see through his eyes that his pain
runs deeper and more painfull than
the elements. And like these dark clouds,
he fills, and like his love he weaps.
O' how his tears pierce a hole in my heart.
And I know i'll miss my old friend. 


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Self Care & Mental Health

Good morning ☕️ Hope you’ve all been well, and have kept safe/warm. Here’s alittle something to get you up and excited<3

At the end of last year, I participated in the 25 days of Blogmas. While doing so, I used many hyperlinks to direct you sites of which information was used in my posts. This “affiliating” encouraged me to begin a “store” here on Know Your Worth; Own Your Life. I’m using the Amazon Affiliated Program to bring you a positive and self care enjoyable experience.

Self Care is essential to healing, thus becoming the best version of ourselves. Though most of us push it aside, or don’t practice it at all, it’s going to be emphasized 2022! Spending money for a spa basket or a colorful box of bath bombs isn’t selfish. It’s essential! Investing into your mental health provides you with endorphines that allows you to…

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The Big Question Mark??

Ponder Younder

There’s always a big question were asking ourselves. Everytime, every day at different moments. It pops up in our heads.

Deep Thinking

Most often than not, it starts with the adverb “Why” and then proceeds to “How”. You keep asking yourself the reason things are the way they are. There’s a constant pondering of the selective reasons your mind is reflecting back to you.

Then the way forward creeps in eventually. “How” can things be done to create an effective change to sooth my Mental intricacy, my persona and all that concerns me.

Moments later “When” raises it’s ugly head out of the blues. Your waiting earnestly for the positive effect of the change brought about by your “How”. “When shall this be??” Just like Mary asked the angel in Matthew after a great Prophecy was delivered to her. One greater then her Minds consciousness.

As our personalities differ so…

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Stepping Forward (Haiku Series #170) — Big Sky Buckeye

Halting Steps Worries and fears grow Never-ending appetite— Consuming spirit Photo by Marcelo Moreira on Courageous Steps In darkest of times Winning race with final push— Running with boldness Photo by RUN 4 FFWPU on Harmony’s Steps Day’s delightful pause Joyous memories drop in— Dancing in one’s heart Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on […]

Stepping Forward (Haiku Series #170) — Big Sky Buckeye

Exploring the Psychology of the Incel Phenomenon — Mental Health @ Home

The incel (a portmanteau of “involuntary celibate”) phenomenon, at least in its present incarnation, has emerged in the last decade and a bit. It’s come into the public eye through acts of violence committed by the likes of Elliot Rodger (in 2014 in Isla Vista, California) and Alek Minassian (in 2018 in Toronto, Ontario). Misogyny, […]

Exploring the Psychology of the Incel Phenomenon — Mental Health @ Home

Starting Therapy Again: Therapy 2022

Me and My Mental Health Matters

Please be aware that some of the content may be triggering. Please take care 💚

I had a call today, about an hour ago, organising my next round of therapy. As the psychologist said, my name had come to the top of the list. In all honesty I’m surprised I’m there already.

I’m due to have my first session on 31st January, two weeks away. My head is a mix of thoughts at the moment and I’m having issues with identifying feelings at the moment but I’m pretty sure they’re mixed to.

The psychologist assigned is lovely. She ran the DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and has done two assessments with me in the past. I know how she works and I like and respect her. This has taken away a bit of anxiety straight away. But obviously there is still anxiety there.

With the current situation with Covid, the therapy…

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Let’s Celebrate Martin Luther King Day — — Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organize the first major protest of the African American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to segregation in the South. The […] […]

Let’s Celebrate Martin Luther King Day — — Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

Some Facts about Trauma

Don't Lose Hope

You can be healing and feel broken at the same time. Healing isn’t a destination we reach where we’re perfect and at peace all the time. Healing is a journey which involves accepting and embracing ourselves as we break, as we heal, and as we reconstruct.” Najwa Zebian

1. Everyone’s trauma is different; everyone’s reaction to trauma is unique. This means there is no “one size fits all” recovery treatment plan.

2. The effects of trauma are profound. They ripple into the future in unexpected and unpredictable ways. This makes it hard to address, work on, and heal from our trauma.

3. Understanding your own reactions to trauma is a long, pain-staking process. But they reveal themselves, and their patterns, over time; and as we gain more insight and understanding, we can try more strategies to help us heal. This is going to take patience, persistence, self-compassion and…

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