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Anxiety and Depression impact millions of men, women, children, and teens each year. Many are left feeling so hopeless that they stop doing the one thing that could make all the difference- simply show up. The book Joy Shows Up highlights seven powerful ways to transform your life by simply showing up.
There’s nothing more noble in life than helping other people. This mindset, instilled in me from a young age by my parents, is what drove me to create Bonne Vie Apparel Co. Hi, my name is Alex, I’m a Junior in college and I’m the CEO of Bonne Vie. Bonne Vie Apparel Co., is an apparel company focused on creating unique designs and giving back to the communities around us by donating 30% of profits to Anxiety/Depression Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness.
On May 10, 2017, an episode aired of CW's post-apocalyptic show "The 100" that made the hearts of the audience drop - 16 year old Jasper Jordan, beautifully portrayed by Devon Bostick, found a tragic end in the arms of his best friend due to an overdose after suffering from severe PTSD for a majority of the show. Thousands of viewers had followed his emotional journey, hoping for a story of healing and recovery. But once again, as with many other mentally ill characters on TV or the big screen whose story lines end in suicide, we were disappointed.
At 3 AM on a July 2012 morning, I lay helpless on an emergency room cot, unable to experience any emotion other than fear and the physical sensations that racked my body. My extreme levels of anxiety did not cease; my body showed me no mercy, perhaps because my racing mind did not extend that courtesy to my body. I was wrapped in a backless hospital gown and meagerly strewn blanket that had been nuked in a microwave to keep me warm. I was uncontrollably shaking and shivering from the inside out. I felt aches and pains and my eyes bulged with fright and confusion. “What is happening to me?” I thought.