“If you stay alive for no other reason at all, please do it for spite.” – Maria Bamford, Comedian
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. Gail Sheehy, American Author, Journalist
They say depression has tripled in the United States since the start of the pandemic, with corresponding increases in suicide rates, domestic abuse, and addictions. If you’re feeling down or even desperate, and scrolling through puppy pictures just isn’t enough for you, consider teaching a dog a trick. And here’s why:
I should schedule days where I am a little girl and days of adulting.
“When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I am past the hard part and there is a snack in my future. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned.” – Ellen DeGeneres
I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. Joan Jett, American Rock Singer
“I never really thought of myself as depressed so much as paralyzed by hope.” – Maria Bamford, Comedian
In short, we need to take care of each other . . . . Sometimes it feels as if, when we can’t do the things we normally do for ourselves or others, we shouldn’t do anything at all. But these days, a text or a phone call can go a really long way. So don’t wait.
In a sick society, women who have difficulty fitting in are not ill but demonstrating a healthy and positive response. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman
With all of these amazing examples of strong women before and after me, I have finally found the courage to give the President of the United States another chance. Maybe he does not understand what innately powerful women need to stay strong in these difficult days.