If you love to read and talk about books, Goodreads is the perfect website for you!

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In 2007, Otis and Elizabeth Chandler launched a book website called Goodreads. The website allowed worldwide book lovers to discuss their favorite novels and discover new books. In 2010, iPhone users could download the Goodreads app. A year later, the Goodreads app became available for Android. In July 2019, there…

Part 3 of the Series “Love Yourself, Love Others, and Love Life”

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Writing is of my favorite outlets for stress! There is something liberating about the rhythmic movement of a pen on paper. Tapping away on a keyboard while listening to music keeps me in the zone.

If your mind is overflowing with overwhelming thoughts and emotions, writing can be difficult. You…

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Adopters and adoptees honor the importance of adoption. Here are four reasons adoption is special to me.

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month. This is very special to me because my five siblings and I were adopted. When I was two months, my adopted parents (whom I call my parents) chose to bring me into their home and give me a beautiful life. I am here today…

A Fictional Story in Honor of Movember

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Movember is an event that promotes awareness for testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and men’s mental health. This fictional story centers around the mental health aspect. The protagonist is an 18-year-old who discusses the importance of being vulnerable, breaking mental health stigma, and shattering male stereotypes.

Trigger warning: This story covers…

Part Two of the Series “Love Yourself, Love Others, and Love Life”

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One of the hardest parts about any type of mental health condition is that finding the motivation to complete tasks can be really difficult. For instance, if you’re depressed, you probably don’t want to get out of bed. If you’re anxious, you might find yourself paralyzed with fear. I’ve been…

Part 1 of the series “Ways to Love Yourself, Love Others, and Love Life”

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Welcome to the first part of my new mental wellness series! In this article, I will discuss a therapeutic technique that has helped me reframe my thoughts and improve my self-esteem. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves a conversation between two people: you and a therapist. During a therapy session, you…

Martha Lueck

Published author | Freelance blogger for HealthyPlace.com | Passionate about mental health Facebook: @JustWrite17 Instagram: @write_color_and_exercise

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