Goals are something I didn’t really think of up until recently because for the longest time, my only foreseeable goal was to finish school. That’s where I put all my energy. Once that was done and I had a job, there seemed to be no imminent goal in my life. I had never really thought … Continue reading Why it’s important for me to set goals
Dear Jessica is a vlog series on my YouTube Channel. But often people wonder, why did I start it. It’s something I want to be really open to talking about. Living in Asia and being stigmatized or just not being considered normal isn’t something I love or like. No-one who is in the same shoes as … Continue reading Dear Jessica – An intro to my Vlog series
November 6th was International Stress Awareness Day, and to mark the day, here at Little Victories, we want to educate you about Stress and how to deal with it, recognise it and reduce it. Here are 5 truths about stress: 1) Not all stress is bad It may surprise you to learn that not all stress is … Continue reading The Truth about Stress.
So Mental Health Day has come and gone, did you do anything in particular to take care of your mental health this month? Frey: Personally, I started CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) again and took extra time at the gym to swim, which is my mental health space and where I rest and recuperate mentally. Connie: And … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2019: a reflections from our writers
Before I get into this article, I want to make a disclaimer. I don’t recommend or encourage weight loss as something necessary in any way. I believe that it’s something everyone must decide for themselves. Just do what you need to do to be happy. If working out and eating better doesn’t make you happy, … Continue reading Fixing my body image issues, part 2: What I’m learning through the weight loss process
I talk a lot about how taking a step out of your comfort zone sucks. But sometimes you do need someone to give you a little tiny push so that you can step out of your comfort zone and do something different. In this day and age you really don’t know when someone’s gonna pull … Continue reading Why I started a YouTube channel
I started feeling uncomfortable about my body and my weight when I was in 2nd grade. Since then, I’ve been through varying degrees of disliking my body. Only in college did I start to think I could be beautiful, too. But that didn’t apply at all times. I still have plenty of days when it … Continue reading Fixing my body image issues, part 1: Re-teaching my Brain How to See my Body
The boom and bust cycle (also known as over and under activity or persistence coping), is a cycle many of us find ourselves trapped. Chronic illness or not. It is when someone is overactive and regularly pushes past their limit, to then at a later point crash, going into extreme fatigue. Maybe getting run down … Continue reading The Boom and Bust cycle & how it affects us all
Grief is something we will all experience at some point, it's unavoidable and it's horrible. Grief can be caused by the death of someone we love, or by another type of loss like loosing a job, a pet, the deterioration of our health, moving house, or a relationship ending. But the effects are almost always … Continue reading Dealing with Grief when you have Depression and Anxiety.
September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day, so yes, this post comes a few days late, but suicide has not yet ended, and every life is valuable. So, we need to take a few minutes to go over some things. Suicide can affect anyone at any time, and yes, it’s talked about, but not nearly … Continue reading End the Stigma to Help Others: The Suicide Discussion