A story of struggle, addiction, + pain

My heart goes out to the family of Robin Williams who was such a wonderful artist in so many ways. Williams committed suicide at his home on Monday August 11, 2014.

It was through his comedy that he hid a life of depression, addiction, and pain. He admitted to battling addictions with alcohol and cocaine. Although he received help just this past June, in a rehab facility, he must have felt his wounds were too deep to heal. Robin will be dearly missed by his family, friends, fans, and colleagues.

It is so sad to think that there are many more people like Robin who are just walking around harboring their own personal struggles. My blog post today is to honor those people and hold space for them to come forward, reach out for help, and get the love that they deserve.

It's normal to feel lost and alone at times. Robin has said, "I get bummed, like I think a lot of us do at certain times. You look at the world and go, 'Whoa.' Other moments you look and go, 'Oh, things are OK.'"*
To that I would throw a Gabby Bernstein quote and say, life should be full of light with fleeting moments of darkness not all dark with fleeting moments of light.

There are many tips and tricks and different ways to work through emotional pains and struggles. My best advice is to seek professional help, especially if you have a diagnosed condition. However, in an effort create a potential of light in someone's life, here are my top tips:

1. Connect to your true self. Spend some time in meditation connecting to your inner guidance, higher power, and spirit. From consistent meditation comes insight, intuition, and love for one's self.

2. Journal. Take time each day to write down your feelings and release them from your being. Make this into a beautiful process by practicing deep breathing, lighting candles, and even burning certain feelings that no longer serve you.

3. Reach out. Talk to a friend, family member, health coach, therapist, or anyone in your life that can help you deal.

Find the light...it will set you free.

 

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* Source for Robin Williams' quote.