Thank you @womenofhawaii for sharing my story. I’m honored.
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@ichoose.beauty “#IChooseBeauty is a social media project I started to help myself heal during my battle with severe depression. Every day since November 2013, I’ve posted a picture of something beautiful to me on Instagram – whether it’s a flower, the clouds or connecting with a good friend.
The idea is based on positive psychology research that shows people who notice and appreciate beauty are more likely to find joy and meaning in everyday life. And I did!
The amazing thing that has come out of this project, besides my healing, is that it has inspired other people who are struggling in life. Dozens have joined the movement, posting their own #IChooseBeauty images and sharing how this process helps them too.
#IChooseBeauty has helped me to notice all the little things in life that I didn’t pay much attention to before. It’s my life preserver – proof that happiness is right in front of us, all around us. We just have to choose to see it.
Most recently, I’ve partnered with Mental Health America to help bring more awareness to mental illness. I also started a line of feel-good products based on coping statements I learned in therapy. I donate 5% of net proceeds to Mental Health America.”⠀