Hey everyone! As I announced a month ago, I’m throwing a photo contest for my book, Rest in Piece. The contest involves taking a picture of my book (either the e-book or paperback version) creatively displayed for a chance to win an award that I will create for the winner. The winner will be whoever does the best job of displaying the book in an inspiring and creative manner. For more information on the contest, feel free to click here. The deadline for the contest is April 28th, 2017.
Here are the ways you can send me your pictures:
- Through Instagram – simply post your picture on your page and let me know that you’re participating by commenting on my page, b.w.ginsburg48
- To my email if I’ve given it to you – A few people have my permission to email me. If you do, you can send me an email of your entry.
- Through the contact section of Getting Through Anxiety or Rest in Piece Blog – I’m not sure if you can send pictures through the contact pages on my blogs, but you can try. If I receive the pictures, I’ll let you know.
- By posting the picture on your blog – You can simply post your entry on your own blog and let me know either on my Instagram page or on one of my blogs that you’re participating in the contest.
Good luck to all the participants and thank you for supporting my writing!
Matt over at In Silence We Suffer gives great advice! Please check out his wonderful blog!
In life we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to the people around us. Oh, how I wish I could be as laid-back as so-and-so. But what we don’t always realise is that we are actually comparing ourselves to the image that they project, the way that they want to be seen. We see no faults in their appearance, and perhaps foolishly, perhaps naively, we believe that no faults exist. We compare ourselves to them without knowing the whole truth.
Everybody has secrets, which they hide from the light of day. If they do not confide in us, perhaps we will never know them. How can we compare ourselves to other people when we can see nothing but the positives in them and the negatives in ourselves?
We can only compare ourselves to the person that we were yesterday. To strive to live each day as the best version of…
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Dear Label Maker,
Please resist the urge to label that which you don’t understand. I know that sometimes the world can be a confusing place and that it brings out the temptation to create definitions, but doing so can be harmful to others. If you want to understand what someone is going through, please have the decency to ask instead of jumping to conclusions.
Creating false labels is not only caustic to those who you label, but also causes misconceptions and stigmas. Stigmas are extremely dangerous because they put people into categories and set limits that no matter what, people cannot escape due to the fact that so many people put their faith in these false notions instead of faith in individuals to overcome their obstacles.
Mislabeling is also extremely selfish. While labeling someone may cause you relief because it leaves you feeling like you understand a situation, it causes the individual you are labeling unease and discomfort. It is hard enough struggling without having to deal with others making up their own conclusions based on what they hear, read, or simply make up in their mind.
Last but not least, mislabeling breeds ignorance. Being ignorant on a certain subject is never a positive thing; this goes for both the individual who labels and the person being labeled. Having false intelligence about something is not the same as being truly educated and having the wrong idea about something or someone, can lead to mistreatment – and incorrect treatment – of others.
I hope that if you are reading this, you realize the ramifications of labeling someone or something that you don’t truly understand. Mislabeling only leads to aggravation and hurt feelings. If you want to make sure you truly understand something and are not just creating your own definitions, please ask the person who is struggling in a kind way to explain what they are going through. I guarantee they will appreciate you coming to them first instead of going to others for information.
Hey everyone! Just so you know, there has been an update to the Rest in Piece Book Photo Contest for anyone who’d like to participate. In addition to being able to send your pictures to my email (if you already have it), through the contact sections of my blogs if possible, or by posting them on your own blogs and letting me know that you’re participating, you can also now participate by posting your picture on your Instagram page! You can then let me know either by commenting on my Instagram page or on my blogs to let me know that you’re participating and have posted your picture for the contest. I hope that giving you this option will make it easier to participate if you so choose. I look forward to seeing your pictures and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me via commenting on my blogs, the contact forms on my blogs, or on Instagram. If I’ve given you my email, you can also email me any questions. Thank You!
For more information, please click here!
Anxiety sucks for countless reasons – seriously. I hate how there are so many things that I want to do yet don’t because anxiety gets in the way. I also hate how pathetic my anxiety makes me feel and, while I hate to admit it, how embarrassing my anxiety can be.
Today I was reflecting on how there was a time, when I didn’t over-think so much and I did things without thinking twice. I used to go shopping, go to school, and hang out with friends without worrying like I do now. Now, I need help doing things and to be honest, there are times when I feel utterly pathetic.
While I’d love to say that I never get embarrassed by my anxiety – I do. I get embarrassed when someone sees me struggling with simple things and I can’t help thinking, “Man I must look pathetic!”. I know that it’s possible that sometimes I’m too hard on myself, but it’s hard not to be when I’m not always proud of how I act. Plus, I know deep down that I’m able to do these things with ease and that it’s just my anxiety trying to convince me otherwise.
I think what’s important is that we try our hardest to do our best and focus on the positive. I know it may not always seem like there’s anything positive to focus on, but there is. Today I felt pathetic because my anxiety made me feel slightly dependent – a feeling that I hate. However, at the same time, I stayed where I was the entire time and didn’t leave, something that I easily could have done if I wanted. Heck, I didn’t even have to make the effort to go where I did in the first place, but I did. That’s progress.
I still must admit though that I hated the way anxiety made me look today. Anxiety has a way of making the strong look weak and the intelligent look stupid. I usually consider myself quite mature but sometimes when anxiety hits, I feel the exact opposite.
We have to hold on to the positive though and remember who we really are. I’m not my anxiety. In the past (though I’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time), there were times when I did the things that are now difficult, with ease. I know that there is nothing physically wrong with me and that the reason I struggle is just because of anxiety. We cannot let anxiety take over or make us feel bad about ourselves!