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10 Steps to Self Care

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1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.
2. Say “exactly” what you mean.
3. Don’t be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak badly about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”.
8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”.
9. Resist the need to always have control.
10. Stay away from drama and negativity – as much as possible.
Source: Lessons Learned in Life

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I feel like you’re the moon. You know, when you’re a kid and you’re in the car at night you try to find the moon. You look all over for it, and when you find it you try to ignore all the houses and trees getting in the way. For those few seconds, there’s the quiet desperation to not miss a single moment of this brilliant light that lights up a darkened sky, because how amazing is that?
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The Stigma Of Black Suicide Is Killing Us by Rev. Irene Monroe
When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country’s most beloved comedian had committed suicide.
This reaction stands in stark contrast to the reaction to the 2012 news of the death of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius. Cornelius was found dead in his home after committing suicide with a firearm. Yet many African Americans believed an intruder must have murdered Cornelius, even after the official report. The myth that “Black folks don’t get depressed, we get the blues” persisted.
And, unfortunately, an opportunity to talk about suicide in the African diasporic communities was missed…
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The Stigma Of Black Suicide Is Killing Us by Rev. Irene Monroe

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country’s most beloved comedian had committed suicide.

This reaction stands in stark contrast to the reaction to the 2012 news of the death of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius. Cornelius was found dead in his home after committing suicide with a firearm. Yet many African Americans believed an intruder must have murdered Cornelius, even after the official report. The myth that “Black folks don’t get depressed, we get the blues” persisted.

And, unfortunately, an opportunity to talk about suicide in the African diasporic communities was missed…

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Here is this other person with a whole background, life, and years of experiences completely separate of yours. No matter how much time you spend with her, you can never know her whole story and she can never know yours. You just hope that she can apply what she does know to guess at how your lived experience informs your everyday. Most of the time you bumble around unaware of the individuality of everyone around you but when you finally feel like you connect with someone and are experiencing a sense of oneness, you have moments of, “Whoa. You are a completely different person.” It’s crazy. You’re crazy. To expect someone other than yourself to “get” you is a few inches short of sane. And as someone who feels constantly misunderstood, this is your ultimate life goal — to find someone who can make sense of you when it’s been such a journey to make sense of yourself.
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