My Favorite Bit Of Information From The Week:
Nine Simple Things…
This past week has been a harder one for me. As I have been approaching major life events – a celebration of my elopement and this show – my depression and anxiety have become more intense. There are days when it is hard to get out of bed, days when my left eye twitches constantly, and days when it’s very hard to pull myself away from Netflix (specifically “Sex Education” as of late).
Even though I love these events in my life, they can still be incredibly emotionally stimulating and challenging. When I am creative during these times it helps, but it can be hard to get to the place in which I can create. I feel things very intensely, which I believe is a strength and weakness – as all our strengths and weaknesses are – double features as it were. I wanted to share this with you this week because (firstly) I think it’s important to be transparent, and even though I live a full and beautiful life after finding help for my depression and anxiety, it is still work to be a happy and fulfilled person – just like it is for everyone else. And (secondly), it’s O.K not to be O.K.
Below is and article on tools that can help anxiety and depression, which are facets of mental health we all deal with even if they aren’t chronic or biological. The list includes some of my favorite “go tos” when I am having a rough time. You are loved, you are beautiful, and you are never alone. I hope you enjoy the article.
The organization through which I found the article below (The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention) is also an excellent resource to check out. If you or someone you know are dealing with suicidal or dark thoughts, call this number for help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Nine Simple Things You Can Do Every Day To Improve Mental Health… By The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention If you are interested in trying therapy after reading the article, I just scheduled an appointment for myself today, you can check out my affordable resources at the bottom of this email. If you are having a hard time finding a therapist you can afford, please feel free to reach out.
Update On My Show:
Meeting Update: I had two very exciting potential partnership meetings this past week! They must remain anonymous for now, but I look forward to adding you to the loop soon!
Fundraising: Puppets and art are amazing, but there is a financial cost to creating. The project is free for audiences and therefore is completely independently funded – any support is appreciated! If you have already donated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have made it possible to get this far. And if you are not in a place to give a dollar right now, thank you for being here and being a part of breaking the stigma on mental health. Much love!If you would like to donate to my show, share this project with a friend, or find out more about it please check out my gofundme here.
Please check out the One Woman Hamlet Website: www.onewomanhamlet.com
AND! my update Video.
Many, Many thanks: Margo Siwak and Joe Siwak for the design of the logo, and to Jillian Best and Bill Best for the Website creation and Design! I feel very blessed to have such beautiful humans in my life.
Ways to Support: If you would like to donate to my show, share this project with a friend, or find out more about it please check out my gofundme here: https://www.gofundme.com/one-woman-hamlet
Thank You: Thank you VERY much to all who have donated thus far, making this project possible.