[image:  green background with text surrounded by flowers. Text reads “Your worth is not defined by your paycheck”] Art by Frizz Kid This is always a good reminder, especially for those who don’t get a paycheck.    

Deep Breaths

No matter how many of those bad days are back to back, you need to remember this doesn’t represent the sum of your life. Speaking of taking a deep breath … this is a good method fr when you find yourself having a panic or anxiety attack (which many people tell me they have experienced…

You ARE trying.

This ones for those of you who are tired of  being told you just need to try harder. Acknowledge to yourself how hard your trying and let this be the only standard to live by. When we’re talking about poverty, the act of trying sometimes doesn’t amount to much of your against other barriers. Be…

Keep your dreams.

Is it just me who feels that, as a poor person, people are very quick to talk you down from your goals and aspirations? It doesn’t seem to be as a kind hearted act to help you avoid being crushed when things don’t pan out. It feels more like they really don’t have faith that…

Apocaloptimist

This is me. My husband hates it.”How can you say that?! It’s clearly not going to be OK.” But it always somehow does work out. I love being right. The funny thing is, when other people tell me that it’s all going to be ok, it pisses me off.

Combating Negativity

via Your Mental Health First Aid Kit. This takes practice. A lot of it. The idea that you can let negativity bounce off you isn’t really true. Unless you have some awesome force field, negativity from other people or something that’s happened is going to touch you. Whether you allow all of it in to consume…

Celebrating the small victories

via  thementalhealthcorner Some of you reading this wanted to give up during the past year and you didn’t.  I’m so glad you’re still here and I’m proud of you for getting through the tough times.

Things to say to yourself instead of the negative stuff

via ♡ The Mental Health Corner. “Plan A didn’t work…. good thing the alphabet has 25 more letters” is one of my favorites. (I’m guessing this is taken from a real life workshop and we’re missing what the strategies are instead of giving up. Darn. BTW, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying, “I’m awesome…

Happy New Year.

Oh,yes. Mistakes will be made among all of us. I guarantee it. Mistakes are sometimes the worst thing ever when you’re poor because mistakes can be pretty damn expensive. (Don’t worry if you yelled at Neil while reading this. I did ,too. Goddess bless ya, Neil but you can afford to make mistakes) Somehow, I…