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Mental Health

Be Yourself

"Don't know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool." Bob Dylan

I vividly remember as a child that I didn't fit in. I was always on the outside looking in, far from being cool or accepted. Being the shortest boy in the class really didn't help much. I was bullied by older children much larger in size. Perhaps I was tougher pound for pound but I was very low in weight so...
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Creative Thinking

How to Channel Your Deep Self-Doubt into Your Creativity

Self-doubt can cripple creativity. As Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal, "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." Which is true because our own insecurities can stop us from making and producing and inventing. They can convince us that we're not good enough to pick up a pen or paintbrush. And we stop before we ever start.

Often we assume the answer is to eliminate our self-doubt. But what's more helpful is to learn to...
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Mental Health

Courage To Continue

If you try I can't guarantee you will succeed but if you don't try you've failed already.

What is your dream? Everybody has some kind of desire even if it is a fantasy. If you could wish for anything what would it be?
A Dream Verses A Fantasy
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Creative Thinking

The Power of Nature—and 21 Prompts to Explore

Being in nature helps us feel refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired. Because focusing on the sky, the trees, the birds, the seasonal changes all around us sparks (and delights) our senses. It's like taking an extra long breath. It's like taking a gulp of water when you're thirsty. Being in nature gives us what we need. It soothes us. It grounds us. And it astounds us. It reminds us of the innate magic in...
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Writing

On Being Insane

"On Being Insane- In Search Of My Missing Pieces" is a book written by Elliot Gavin Keenan. It is published by Dreaming Big Publications. Dreaming Big has published two of my books with a third one coming. I felt obliged to say that because it is both relevant and necessary. I initially read the book and reviewed it back on August 4, 2017. So to make this interesting I am going to break this down into...
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Writing

The Awakenings Project – Art From The Mentally Ill

Empowering Healing Through Art-

As a poet and writer I am grateful for every magazine or outlet that has ever published my work. It is a truly an honor when somebody says to you, 'your work is good enough for us' and proves that statement by publishing it. As such I am always looking to pay back kindness with kindness. So please allow me to introduce to you "The Awakenings Project".

Awakenings Project Mission Statement


"The Awakenings Project is...
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Writing

Dreaming Big- A Focused Publisher

If you're going to dream you might as well be dreaming big!

Dreaming Big Publications is a small independent publisher which has a focus on publishing books on mental illness. They certainly don't limit themselves to this type but it is their preference. The owner of Dreaming Big, Kristi Morgan, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work. She is also a very nice person and good to work with!

Here is a...
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Books

5 Tips to Inspire Your Story Ideas

Ideas are everywhere. But sometimes, it can feel like our brains are blank, and we've got absolutely nothing. Sometimes, we're too burnt out to come up with any idea, let alone a good one. We're simply too tired. Or we have a tendency to set sky-high expectations and criticize ourselves the entire time.

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