Combating Holiday Depression With Three Words

Letting Go Cafe - Martrie BushThere are three words that have brought about distinct mind shifting paradigms in my life for combating depression, especially during the holiday. Internalizing an understanding of these words has allowed me to completely let go of what is defined by some as outward anger turned inward. These three mental paradigm shifts provided the freedom for me to grow in all areas of my life.

Perspective. In this Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Meghan Markle, Instagram, Facebook, SnapLetting Go Cafe Holiday Blues
Chat world of today, it is easy to be trapped into the cycle of constantly comparing ourselves to others. We end up using a filtered version of the lives of others as a measuring stick for our self worth.

As a female, it was hard to fully identify with any certain culture or nationality. Even with the beautiful hue of my skin tone, when I looked in a mirror it was complicated to determine what are African or European features. The history of African Americans assuredly lends credence to both. My perspective was influenced by the two quotes.

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