Recently, I received a lovely email from The Mighty Team. They shared with me that they had featured one of my articles about relationships and depression on The Mighty Facebook page. It was originally a post on this blog, xo, O.*
The Mighty publishes crowdsourced articles written by people who are not abled or experience chronic illness (mental, emotional and physical).
It’s a great resource if you want to read about individual experiences. You quickly find and feel that you’re not alone in whatever it is you’re struggling with, because you are so not alone. I suggest it as a resource for caregivers as well!
Knowing that sharing my writing is helpful for some people is amazing and so motivating. I love that the act of sharing our painful experiences with one another is a form of self-care for the ‘sharer’ and the receiver.
In this case, sharing is –literally– caring so get your Care Bear Stare** on, folks! It’s good for your health.
What does your Care Bear Stare look like?
*The Mighty publishes articles that have been approved by their editors so the article differs from the original version I posted on this blog.
**”The Care Bears’ ultimate weapon is the “Care Bear Stare” (a.k.a. “Belly Magic”), in which the collected Bears stand together and radiate light from their respective belly symbols. These combine to form a ray of love and good cheer which could bring care and joy into the target’s heart.”