In life, if people insist on only fulfilling specific roles, at certain moments, who are you to change them?

Seeking complete satisfaction from one person is a demanding ordeal and not really fair.

Don’t get me wrong: there’s no need to settle for something you’re unhappy with, but perhaps learning to be content with the reality of each instance will help keep you pleased more often. If you continue to focus on what’s lacking, you’ll fail to notice what’s readily available.

Either way, what one person is not willing to provide, someone else will. That’s the way of the world…

Just because you’re not open enough to spot opportunities, doesn’t mean they’re not there!

Attract everything you need by staying real and living truthfully.

By grace, the Universe will give, but you need the freedom and awareness to know when gratitude must be granted.

With love as the power and purity of your existence, keep your energy in line with what you want, let the world reveal itself, and consciously welcome the goodness of your desires manifested.


The Ones Left Behind

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

The Ones Left Behind

For those who are suicidal, there’s always the question: “If I died today, who would be affected?”

In deciding to commit suicide, these are the common responses:

  1. No one will notice
  2. No one will care
  3. Everyone would be better off

People who contemplate suicide may acknowledge their close relationships, affirming who their death will impact, yet to follow through with the suicide, they resort to the aforementioned rationalizations. Living to benefit the lives of others, simply prolongs the suicidal person from their ultimate escape.

Suicide's Effect on Loved Ones

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After someone kills themselves,  the death will have to be dealt with it. The ones who have to address the suicide, range from loved ones, the authorities, or the government; if an individual’s life is taken, someone has to respond to it.

The suicide survivors  are left wondering why the person killed themselves, along with what could’ve been done to prevent it.

After an individual commits suicide, the ones left behind  have a difficult time comprehending the situation. The reactions to death by suicide differ, but what’s important is learning how to deal with the loss, along with managing the inevitable grief .

No matter what, after an act of suicide, there will always be someone left to pick up the pieces. We must stay strong. While there’s no cure for suicidal thoughts, there is strength in numbers; we must remember how our actions will affect those around us. If we can, it is our obligation to reach out and support one another.

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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK [REBLOG THOUGHTS]: When we interact with people, our opinions may get the best of us. Being passionate is one thing…being narrow-minded is another. Living as an individual in society, it’s important we recognize the proper conventions of etiquette and respect.

Feel free to solidify your stance, no matter what the topic is, but remember to be graceful. An idea will be well received if it is given properly, rather than too harshly. If we feel strongly about something, by all means, we have the right to express ourselves!

All I’m saying is, would we rather just talk away, with our thoughts floating and never taking hold, or would we rather make an impression? We must be aware of what we speak, along with how speak…our words are a representation of the self…no doubt about that!

The Yada Yada Yada

The situation: Jerry and Elaine are at a dinner with distant members of Jerry’s family, hosted by his elderly relative, Monya. He has not seen or spoken to these people in years and he and Elaine are grasping for things to talk about. They are so desperate that they begin to discuss the quality of the peas with unusual enthusiasm:

“These peas are bursting with country fresh flavor!”

And after that, Jerry’s mom brings up racehorses, which prompts Elaine to mention her opinion on ponies:

Elaine: What about ponies, huh? What kind of abnormal* is that? And those kids that had their own ponies.

Jerry: Oh, I know. I hated those kids. In fact, I hate anyone that ever had a pony growing up.

Monya: I had a pony!

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Making the Most of Life

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE [REBLOG THOUGHTS]: When we feel disconnected on the inside, it’s hard to make connections on the outside. We may have the desire to know what it’s like to care, but what do we do if our logic convinces us, there’s simply no reason to? Our mind tells us, “Don’t bother…it’s pointless. Don’t waste your energy. Don’t waste your time. Stay guarded. Believe me, it’s better this way.”

We limit ourselves by the internal laws of life we create. If we feel no one will understand us…no one will. If we feel no one will care for us…no one will. If we think, “Who is no one?”, the answer is, EVERYONE.

When we feel a situation is shady or makes us uncomfortable, we dismiss it into another generality…something that makes sense. When we toss off an issue, as another absolute, we withhold the opportunity to discover the divinity existing within the details.

We must make an effort to make an effort. We must search to see the unseen. If we don’t pressure ourselves to know the unknown, we will associate our safety and peace with shunning society.

The world is a wonderfully demented place to explore and interpret; it is dichotomous in nature. There is always something to contradict one point or another; with that being said, we must try to be proactive in producing the positive. The negative will always be there…it’s our job to negate it.

How Do You Choose to Cope?

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

How Do You Choose to Cope?

Stress and pain can surface in many forms. Uncomfortable issues are a part of life; some may accept the negative with the hope of better days, but not everyone can see the bright side.

Based upon our reactions, we either build or break our foundation.

Our level of functioning is affected by the coping strategies we choose to enact. If we respond to a negative occurrence with bad behavior or a negative attitude, we’re only furthering the negativity. Rather than make a bad time worse, we should use advanced coping skills to help us get through bad times.

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Even though every day may not be good, there’s hope for a bit of good in every day. Take it easy. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Struggle will always exist; there’s no need to make things harder for ourselves!

Let go of negative thoughts and behavior. As long as we have the ability to choose, options will always be available.

Learn to live!






How to Cope with the Challenges of Life

How to Cope with Illness or Disability

How to Cope with a Crisis

The Dos and Don’ts of How to Cope with Life’s Trauma

How to Cope with Psychological or Emotional Shock


How to Cope with the Stresses of a Move

How to Cope with Job‑loss and Unemployment

How to Cope with Life Altering Changes

How to Cope with New Job Stress

How to Cope with Major Life Changes


An All‑Inclusive Guide of How to Deal with Depression

How to Cope with Anxiety

How to Cope with Anger

How to Cope with Sadness


How to Cope with Jealousy

How to Deal with Toxic Friendships

How to Deal with Backstabbers

How to Cope with Loneliness

10 Tips for Coping with Loneliness

How to Cope with a Romantic Separation

How to Cope with Rejection and Emotional Distress, within a Breakup

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Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Series: “The Self and Suicide”

Series Introduction

I will be issuing a series of posts, with a focus on “The Self and Suicide”.

While death is a natural part of life, suicide is the deliberate taking of one’s life. When we engage in self‑destructive  and self‑defeating behaviors, we pressure Death’s progress. In the world, more people die from suicide than from homicide.

I want us to view the misconceptions of suicide, along with the degrees in which we put ourselves in harm’s way.  As we become aware of how we may take life for granted, we offer ourselves the chance to change.

Hopefully, we can grow to be grateful, kind, and make an effort to love the world, and most importantly, ourselves.

After we work through some of our ideas, I will use the movie The Virgin Suicides  and the documentary The Bridge to help us put our teachings into action.

Let the enlightenment begin!

Table of Link Contents 

  1. How Do You Choose to Cope?
  2. Understanding What Hurts Us: The Problems of Pain
  3. Are You Suicidal?
  4. All Suicidal People Are the Same…Right?
  5. Watching The Virgin Suicides
  6. The Ones Left Behind
  7. Watching The Bridge
  8. Challenge Yourself!