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It's Your Dream; Not Your Friends/ Family Dream

Chrystal Nwankwo Mental

It's Your Dream; Not Your Friends/ Family Dream

Over the past couple of years, writing has become a passion of mines. It allows me to slow down and thoroughly reflect on my feelings, emotions, and views on situations. It also helps me articulate my feelings. Quickly becoming an emotional release, and the main reason I decided to create my blog. Full of excitement, I built my blog and started showing my family and friends. Frustration began to take over when people around me would say, "I will always support you, but that's a lot of reading, and you know I don't read." "Who is going to read all...

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Why You Don't Have Friends?

Chrystal Nwankwo Mental

Why You Don't Have Friends?

Being independent is never a bad thing. There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing your own thing, taking yourself on dinner dates or catching a movie by yourself. Although it's okay to be by yourself, at times, we do seek human connections. The feeling of fitting in can cause us to hesitate to establish those social connections. I am sure that everyone has had the thought at some point in their life like they don't fit in.    Our society has molded into a social society. We are all connected by a simple tap of a button via social media. Social...

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5 Ways to Overcome the Feelings of Inadequacy

Chrystal Nwankwo Mental

5 Ways to Overcome the Feelings of Inadequacy

Ignore It The number one dream killer is our thoughts. When formulating our dreams, we hear a tiny voice in our head that tells us that we may never accomplish the goal. It tends to quietly tell us what we can't do, which then creates self-doubt. Before you know it, we have sabotaged our dreams before we come close to achieving it. To prevent this, we have to do an action. IGNORE IT. It's easier said than done. right? Ignoring the negative thoughts is something that you will have to train your brain to do. When the negative thoughts start...

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LOST 100LBS BUT STILL BATTLING DEPRESSION

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LOST 100LBS BUT STILL BATTLING DEPRESSION

I have lost 100lbs!!! I have lost 100lbs!!! I have lost 100lbs!!! Losing weight has been a lifelong goal for me. Before weight-loss surgery, I tried everything to shed weight. From diet pills to crash diets, you name it I tried it. I will lose 15lbs and gain 20lbs. Then lose 10lbs and then gain 30lbs. My weight was a constant fluctuation. To sit here and say out loud that I have lost 100lbs is so shocking and slightly overwhelming. Some days I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that I have missed this much weight. Losing weight...

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The Moment My Insecurities Started

Chrystal Nwankwo Mental

"It's your turn, Chrystal. Go into the room and try on the dress." I was so excited to try on this pretty blue dress for the chorus concert. I walked to the back and tried on a size 8. I could barely get it over my breast. Feeling a little weird asking for a bigger size, I asked for a size 10. I felt a little relief when I was able to get over my chest. Until I asked my teacher to help zip it up and her response was maybe we should try a bigger size. It was that...

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