What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Love Life?

What does your zodiac sign say about your love life? I love anything to do with astrology and love. What a great combination. I’m a Libra, through and through and I LOVE everything about love. I kinda know who I’m compatible with and who I’m not. Now saying that, that doesn’t stop me from dating guys in signs I shouldn’t date. I’ll never learn.

Zodiac signs.

Many people still snub their nose at astrology. It’s all rubbish they say. No it’s not. Check your sign. Check the signs of people you know and love and tell me there are no similarities. I’ll admit, some things are a little off, but mostly they are spot on. When you read about your sign, and your traits, surely much of it is correct?

The quiz.

As with anything, take these things lightly. Mine is pretty accurate except for the last part. Libra’s are afraid of confrontation and are always seeking balance and harmony so for us to leave a relationship it has to be pretty bad. Click on your sign and see how accurate it is for you and then you can check out your partner’s sign or the object of your desire.

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What Do People Think About You? Take This Fun Personality Test Now.

I love quizzes. You should know that about me by now. I try to scout out all the good ones. Only the good ones. Sometimes I slip but for the most part I think I do a great job. This was a great quiz though the last question totally had me thinking “what the fuck?”. This is a fun personality test that I think you’ll really like.

I like the ones where they determine what people think about you. Now you should also know I really don’t care what people think of me because I love me and that’s all that matters. But these quizzes are just fun, really!

Fun personality test.

What do you think of you? You know sometimes what we think of ourselves and how others see us are two totally different things. I think many people think we are better, smarter or greater than we actually think we are.

Apparently people think I am a Spiritual person (which I am) with my head in the clouds (which it is most days). I love life and people and things and everything so I guess that makes me spiritual. What does everyone think of you? Drop your answer below. Have fun!

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How to Deal With Depression and Suicidal Thoughts.

Your life is great. You have a great family, a fulfilling career, a spouse who loves you, and friends who get you. Then, wham, out of nowhere you can barely get out of bed in the morning, your accomplishments feel empty, and you’re overwhelmed by thoughts that you’re not enough. Do you know how to deal with depression when it hits hard?

Depression can happen to anyone, and it can happen when you least expect it. Even when life is great and you’re checking all the boxes of success, depression can knock you down so many times that you stop seeing the point in getting up again. And depression doesn’t just affect your moods—it can take also take your life.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, eight percent of all adults experience depression at some point in their lives. Many people with depression go on to take their own lives, and as a result, suicide is the cause behind 24 percent of deaths in 15-24 year olds and 16 percent of deaths in 25-44 year olds.

And it gets worse. Global News reports that 41 percent of Canadians are at high risk of developing a mental illness, due in part to intense stress that leaves people feeling unable to cope. For seven percent of Canadians, it’s so bad that they’ve thought about self-harm or suicide more than once in the past year.

Despite how commonplace it is, not that many people seek help for depression. While mental health stigma is thankfully decreasing, it’s still a big factor in people’s decision to get help. But sometimes, it’s not stigma that’s the problem—it’s that we don’t even know it’s depression.

How to deal with depression.

Depression doesn’t always look like an endless, suffering sadness. People with depression get up and go to work, they have social lives, and they even laugh and have fun. It can happen after a traumatic life event, it can happen in good times, and it can happen for seemingly no reason at all.

It’s those last two that throw so many people off. Think of postpartum depression: You’ve just had a child, and it’s one of the happiest times in your life. But you also feel sad and anxious, and you’re doubting your ability to be a mother. Is it postpartum depression, or do all new mothers feel this overwhelmed?

Or how about seasonal affective disorder? You’re tired all the time, all you want to eat is pasta and sweets, and you’d rather stay in alone than go out and do anything. But it’s cold, and it’s dark, and maybe it’s just the weather—after all, you felt fine two months ago, and nothing major has changed since then.

So how do you know when it’s depression? Rather than self-diagnose, talk to a mental health professional if you’re experiencing a sadness that doesn’t seem to be going away, especially if it’s affecting your daily life. Depression’s effects on sleeping and eating habits, focus, mood, and self-worth can be subtle, but together they equal a big disruption to your life.

If you’re abusing drugs or alcohol, feeling hopeless, or thinking about killing yourself, don’t wait: Call Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 or call 911 if you’re in immediate danger.

Mental health treatment

According to Drugrehab.org, “Addiction creates many biological changes in the chemistry of the brain and can can cause altered perceptions. This distortion of reality can both amplify depressed feelings and convince someone that suicide will fix the problem.”

Getting mental health treatment is important. You can help that treatment succeed by taking additional measures to improve your mental wellness.

Eating well, living a physically active lifestyle, and staying social are important for every person’s mental well-being, but especially if you have depression. Get enough sleep, avoid drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, and find healthy ways to stop stress.

Depression is a serious problem. But unlike suicide, it’s not forever. If any of this sounds familiar to you, or you’ve noticed signs of depression or suicide in a friend, it’s time to do something about it. There’s no shame in getting help, and there’s a lot of joy to be found in getting better.

Author bio:

 Melissa Howard firmly believes that every suicide is preventable. After losing her younger brother to suicide, she felt compelled to create an organization called “StopSuicide”. By providing helpful resources and articles on this website, she hopes to build a lifeline of information. Check out her site here Stop Suicide.

10 Things I Learned During My Self Discovery After I Walked Out.

I didn’t really just walk out. He got a Dear John letter.

Leaving was hard. I thought about it for months. A couple of years even. Right after I discovered the last lie it was a matter of time before I left. I had to get all my ducks in a row first. There were several things I had to make sure were in place before I even wrote my Dear John letter. First and foremost, was a stable income. I never once really thought about the life I would have after him. I didn’t know the magnitude of the self discovery process I would go through.

I just knew I had to leave. Eventually.

It was a rocky 8 years. There was good, lots of good, bad, lots of that too and ugly. Oh there was ugly. The lies, the bullying, the emotional manipulation. Yup there was ugly. So much ugly. I had to get away. I was losing myself in a vortex of hate and anger. When I finally left, I discovered many things about myself and life.

My self discovery journey revealed these things

I’m pretty strong.

Like stronger than I ever imagined. I mean, I’ve always been a bit of a durable kinda gal but, wow, when shit hits the fan I sure can scramble to my feet in a flurry and maintain my composure. I had no clue. But wait, when strong is all there is left…well.

I’m really smart.

I am. For years I was programmed to believe there were many things I couldn’t do for whatever lame reason there was that week. I have discovered there are many things I really can do, all by myself. And I do have a brain. How awesome it was to discover that!

I’m really nice.

Like I’m a really nice person. I do have a great personality after all. For years I was this quiet meek and mild mannered girl trying not to speak out of turn. I actually have a sparkling personality that people like.

Facing fear is kinda fun.

I had a lot of fears and I still do but it’s actually kinda fun when you have to face serious shit on your own, when no one has your back. When no one is gonna be pissed at you because you did something dumb (but had fun anyway)

I have great friends and family.

I put them aside for my relationship. I didn’t have to; it was just easier to go through life that way. When I picked up the phone to call for help, everyone came out of the woodwork. People really do like me and are willing to help.

I have purpose and passion.

Things that I didn’t even really know existed inside of me. They were buried so deep for so long, they were just gone. I realized there were a few things I really loved (besides eating cereal for dinner and staying up late) and I needed to pursue them.

TV is stupid.

Like I really hate television. I hate it so much that if I never watch another TV show again I will die a happy woman. Wait, except Vikings. And UFC. Ya, just those two. The rest of TV is dumb. Like the news? Forget it.

I have hope.

I found a new hope to do things that I’ve always wanted to do but never could because I was a zombie in this relationship. A zombie that had her life planned out and scheduled day in and day out.

Find self love.

That was a tough one but I had to find it. I had to break the pattern of always getting involved in relationships that were just clearly not good for me. I had to love myself and spend some time alone. Now that was scary, hard but fun.

Life is so much fun.

I really loved life. Loved it like I never have before. I used to dread waking up in the morning, I used to dread each day and never looked for anything good, but man, life is fucking awesome.

I write this blog from sunny Guatemala. Something I would have never been able to do had I stayed in that relationship. I am here, working as a freelance writer, and helping the poor people which is one of my purposes. Yes, life really is beautiful.

I can’t believe Holly lost that title fight. Bartender another margeurita please.

Peace and Love

Iva