Explicit Rant

Explicit Rant

This is what happens when you don’t teach your kids the importance of the power that our words and actions hold. These are the side effects of trauma and bullying. This is what happens when you project your hate and insecurities onto others. This is what happens when you can’t comprehend the the fact that [...]

Numbers on tags, scales, & scars

Numbers on tags, scales, & scars

Who is actually defining you by your tag and weight? Because the raw and blunt answer is more than likely... you. This is not only about fighting old stigmas, limited beliefs, and societies advertised unrealistic standards. This is also about taking ownership of our lives and holding ourselves accountable. It’s about acknowledging, accepting, being open [...]

Giving up

Giving up

When I started to truly feel my worth, that's when I found it harder to stay around people who didn't. I am at a point in my life where if you’re the slightest bit rude to me, if you make me feel bad about myself, if you don’t uplift me, don’t add value in my [...]

Beauty and health starts in your head, not on a scale or a mirror

Beauty and health starts in your head, not on a scale or a mirror

Diet culture can keep us facing a mirror instead of facing the world. Be healthy! Drink water! Exercise! Eat well! Nourish your body! These are all important. But there is a big difference between health and obsession. Our mindset and thought process based around diet/exercise matters. Ask yourself, are you pushing yourself too hard? Are [...]

COVID-19 and “Positive vibes only” is a mental health crisis waiting to happen

COVID-19 and “Positive vibes only” is a mental health crisis waiting to happen

“Positive Vibes Only” is toxic, end of story. New age spiritualism is a mental health crisis waiting to happen and before you bite my head off, hear me out. I was recently discharged from hospital (not Covid19 related) During my stay I was feeling a sense of defeat, frustration, loneliness, and fear. I also had [...]

A movement to be moved by

A movement to be moved by

Stop what you're doing and show your support to a movement worth moving for! We recently came across a page that had absolutely blown us away! I have tried to write about this for a while now but I haven't been able to find the right words to best describe what this movement is or [...]

From me to you

From me to you

My ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, to eliminate toxic feelings and elements from my life. To unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that do not check for me. To create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that I may generate loving [...]

When the fear of staying is greater than the fear of leaving

When the fear of staying is greater than the fear of leaving

You told me that I wasn’t good enough. No one would love me and that I’m lucky that I have you. I would be dead without you and even my mother agreed. You were thirty-three, I was seventeen. I was nieave, I was vulnerable, I was mentally unwell. I was only recently discharged from the [...]

11 year old has the last say as he leaves school due to bullying

11 year old has the last say as he leaves school due to bullying

A young boy who had been hurt both physically and emotionally on school property and during school hours. YouTube videos circling the internet threatening to harm him at school, changes of behaviour, sudden onset of anxiety attacks alongside the schools constant dismissal and lack of care. With a lengthy time of dealing with bullying and [...]

To the mother at the store who stared as my toddler was crying on the ground.

To the mother at the store who stared as my toddler was crying on the ground.

All I needed was milk.. okay I lied, I was actually here to do my grocery shopping but I only left with milk. You see, I have a 10 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. My son was easy and still is easy. At my daughters aged my son listened, in-fact, he [...]

How a stranger, a mother, and a young boy moved the world on Christmas Day.

How a stranger, a mother, and a young boy moved the world on Christmas Day.

El Marie, a mother of three from Indiana is doing the best she can to raise her children. As a single mother El Marie adopted Gabriel as an infant. Although two of her children are older and this article is about her youngest, I have no doubt that all three of her children are respectful [...]

The spoon theory

The spoon theory

If you are struggling mentally or physically, if someone you love is struggling, if you have a chronic illness, mental illness, a disability or you would like to better understand what self care means.... The best thing you will have done today is read this analogy My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. [...]

How to love a woman who has been to hell and back

How to love a woman who has been to hell and back

The woman who has been to hell and back is not easy to love. Many have tried. Most have failed. The weak need not attempt, for it will take more strength than you even know you possess; more patience, more resilience, more tenacity, more resolve. It requires a relentless love, one that is determined and [...]

How a mother of two found a hilarious way to remind her partner to help around the house

How a mother of two found a hilarious way to remind her partner to help around the house

Bent But Not Breaking came across a post on social media that had us in fits of laughter. We couldn't resist the chance to reach out to her to find out the story behind these viral notes that she left for her partner to find. unfortunately, in a social media world full of haters, Ofelia has [...]