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When Life Throws You a Curveball

BY MADISYN TAYLOR When the unexpected happens, you always have your inner core strength which cannot be taken from you.In life, we are always setting goals for ourselves and working to make them happen. This gives us focus and ensures that we use our time and energy efficiently and effectively. It also provides us with a sense of purpose and direction. We know where we are going and what we want to do. But quite often, due to forces outside our control, things do not go as we had planned--the flat tire on the way to the wedding, the unforeseen flu virus--and we have to adjust to a postponement or create a whole new set of circumstances. Even positive turns...

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"Help those who feel that they have no choice but to suffer in silence." - Kelsey Schaefer

Kelsey Schaefer teamed up with Brittany and Kali Kardia in 2017. With a background in Creative Communications, she saw opportunities for collaboration with Brittany and wanted to be a part of changing people’s lives. Her goal, too, is to help those who feel that they have no choice but to suffer in silence. Kelsey was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder many years before seeking help for it. She was convinced that a “mind over matter” attitude was the solution and felt that she needed to simply deal with the complicated emotions she felt on a daily basis. In her late teens, Kelsey developed an eating disorder. She had suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, like a large amount of teenage girls...

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Symptoms of Depression

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Learning about depression—and the many things you can do to help yourself—is the first step to overcoming the problem. How do you experience depression? While some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom, others feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic. Men in particular may even feel angry and restless....

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