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Making a living

By Kristance Harlow | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
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I have a mission. That mission is to eradicate the stigmas that keep people in pain, too ashamed to seek help or unable to get help. If you want to help me do this, donate to support this work.

Wedding at the Beach

Why I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

By Kristance Harlow | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The author on her wedding day. Courtesy of Adrian Herrera of Victor Herrera Photographers To take care of myself in the months preceding my wedding I had to make a conscious effort to not dive into dieting. Wedding weight loss was off the list of things for me to do, or to even attempt. As…

Inspirational Travel Music

By Kristance Harlow | December 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Music can make you happy, science says so. Dopamine, is released when people listen to positive emotional music. In other words, music causes listeners to experience pleasure and happiness. When I’m dreaming of a travel adventure, I have these songs on my playlist.

How I Learned to Love Meditation

By Kristance Harlow | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It isn’t easy to deal with stresses again without my old crutch of booze. It can really suck. The world around me is loud, crowded, and smelly. Combine that with the obsessive thoughts that regularly run laps around my brain—it’s a recipe for a meltdown. To my surprise, sprinkling in some meditations completely changed the mix.

Flower by Sebastian Bota

5 Happiness Tips When You Have PTSD

By Kristance Harlow | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Living with post traumatic stress disorder and her bluesy sister, depression, has drastically changed how I handle everyday life. Anxiety and lethargy applied for permanent residence in my body, and I thought I had to fight to have their applications thrown out. Turns out I didn’t have to fight, I had to give up and stop trying to control everything.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | September 8, 2014 | 6 Comments
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September 8, 2014 Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I was on my usual grind yesterday. You know the drill: opening up a blank word doc to write an article on the right side of the screen and on the left opening Chrome with the intention of doing research on said article. Despite my good…

Me Journaling on the beach

Expats, Depression, and Honesty

By Kristance Harlow | July 8, 2014 | 7 Comments
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[dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”left” font_size=”big” animation=”none” size=”1″]Now it is 11am on the 16th. I barely slept. My anxiety is through the roof. My heart is racing, my head is in a nervous fog, my stomach is tied up in knots and I could throw up. I’m holding something in, but what? What is weighing so heavily…

Quiz: What Type of Traveler Are You?

By Kristance Harlow | June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Everyone has an inner traveler in them, even if they’ve never ventured far from their hometown. I thought it’d be fun to find out what kind of traveler YOU are!

Pacific Girl Boat

Pacific Girl: Feeling My Pacific Northwest Roots

By Kristance Harlow | May 15, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Age, late 20s Pacific Northwest Roots In the weeks leading up to my journey to the Pacific Northwest, I was experiencing higher than normal levels of anxiety. Trying to chase and catch enough jobs so I would have enough money to pay rent and pay for my trip. I suppose I was feeling a sense…

10 Amazing Stories Of Love

By Kristance Harlow | February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Movies constantly bombard us with unrealistic expectations of love. Real life, meanwhile, tells us that most relationships are poor, nasty, brutish, and short. But there’s no need to feel depressed about romance.

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas
Europe

112

Europe
Africa

112 & 999

Africa
Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia
Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages