Coping Skills, Positives

Encouraging song lyrics

I love these songs, “There is Life” and “You’ll Be in My Heart,” and their lyrics. I listen to them and think about their lyrics when I’m in need of comfort or hope.

“There is Life”

by Alison Krauss from the “Bambi II” soundtrack; listen to it here 
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Under the snow
Beneath the frozen streams
There is life
You’ll have to know
When nature sleeps she dreams
There is life
And the colder the winter
The warmer the spring
The deeper the sorrow
The more our hearts sing
Even when you can’t see it
Inside everything
There is life

After the rain
The sun will reappear
There is life
After the pain
The joy will still be here
There is life
For it’s out of the darkness
That we learn to see
And out of the silence
That songs come to be
And all that we dream of
Awaits patently
There is life
There is life

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“You’ll Be in My Heart”

by Phil Collins from the “Tarzan” soundtrack; listen to it here
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Come stop your crying
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight
I will protect you
From all around you
I will be here
Don’t you cry

For one so small,
You seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
Keep you safe and warm

This bond between us
Can’t be broken
I will be here
Don’t you cry

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart
Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You’ll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You’ll be here in my heart always

Why can’t they understand the way we feel?
They just don’t trust what they can’t explain
I know we’re different but deep inside us
We’re not that different at all

And you’ll be in my heart
Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Don’t listen to them
‘Cause what do they know (what do they know)?
We need each other
To have, to hold.
They’ll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong (you gotta be strong)
I may not be with you
But you’ve got to hold on
They’ll see in time
I know
We’ll show them together

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart
Believe me, you’ll be in my heart
I’ll be there from this day on,
Now and forever more

Oh, you’ll be in my heart (you’ll be here in my heart)
No matter what they say (I’ll be with you)
You’ll be here in my heart (I’ll be there) always

I’ll be with you
I’ll be there for you always
Always and always
Just look over your shoulder
Just look over your shoulder
Just look over your shoulder
I’ll be there always.

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Do you have a favorite song you listen to when you need some comfort?




I wake up slowly to the sun streaming through the windows. My body is still, and my heart is calm. I stretch out in bed and smile at the wonderful dream I had. I am excited to start this day. I stand up and methodically make my bed. It’s all closed up and put away. I open the windows and reach out my hand to feel the warmth. The birds are chirping good morning to me and to each other. Each tree rustles as a soft breeze passes through. Fresh, lime green leaves stand out in front of a pure blue sky. My geranium has a new delicate pink bloom. Everything is going to be okay.



Coping Skills


Do you ever want to scream “HELPPP MEEEE” into the void? Do you ever google “help,” scribble it on the edges of your notes, or whisper it at night through tears? I do. It’s okay if you do, too. It’s okay to need help. It is a strength to know that you need help and to seek it out. Kudos to you!

If your coping skills aren’t working and you’re struggling, no matter how much, there are many resources you can reach out to. These include hotlines if you’re in a crisis or having an emergency. There are also many resources you can use when you’re not in immediate danger.

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Who, or what, has been helpful to you in times of need? Who, or what, is helpful to you on a daily basis?



I am starting this blog here today! I actually made a website in Weebly a few months ago but never shared it on social media or with anyone, and I don’t think anyone besides me ever saw it. It was a little hard to get it to look the way I wanted it to. I am hoping that here on WordPress, there will be more flexibility, and I like the community aspect of it. I think I am finally ready for my blog to be read… maybe… 🙂

When I look back through my journal, I see mentions of “I want to make a blog someday” going back three years. And now it’s finally happening… (!!!)

Anyway! This blog will be about mental health. I turn to Google whenever I have a problem or a question, and that has led me to find some great blogs. I have learned a lot from them and been able to empathize and clear up my squaggly-zig-zag-tangled-spinning thoughts. So, I hope to do the same here with my own blog and contribute my experiences, thoughts, and things I wish I’d known sooner. I may write about other things, too. I’ll see how it goes! 🙂 Thank you for reading this!

Here we go!

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