“Hope is the thing with feathers \ That perches in the soul \ And sings the tune without the words 
And never stops at all.” 
― Emily Dickinson

 [image captured by julian bialowas]

Hope. It’s a four-lettered word that we don’t think too often about when we have it. But when something like depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, low self-esteem, + similar things begin to creep into our lives… hope becomes a distant memory.

When I went down that path, I lost hope. (Read my story here).

I searched far + wide for stories + inspiration from lovely souls who had walked this path before. But, I found little to none.

Now at a better place in life, I’ve decided to write my story, some facts, tips, + so much more on these topics. My heart is that it’ll be a lamp to the hearts that are drenched in darkness, a warm hug to those who feel alone, a hand to hold along the journey, + a wooly jumper + bright colourful scarf for the people who feel bare + fragile.

Read the posts below; they’re written with you in mind. I’m not in anyway a professional, just a friend who wants to help with sharing some gems I learnt along the way. I hope you enjoy + find some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.

Use this season to refine, not define you.

You’re beautiful, valuable, + have a life ahead of you full of joy.

Love Bethany, x

:: written for you ::

my story – behind the giggle



a letter to heal: being a support

going to the doctor + psychologist

it’s okay to have a bad day

when you don’t have hope – suicide

depression is like the weather [quote]

a personal update – going off the anti-depressants

why you should go for a run or walk

find your happy place

my name is hope, by John Mark Comer [book] [a resource]