This week, I share this emotional and motivating piece by the New York Times, highlighting Missy Franklin and her journey with performance anxiety, depression, and life transitions, seeking to bring love and joy back to her career as a swimmer.
I'll include some of my favorite snippets below that I look forward to marinating on this week.
Check out the full piece here, it's worth the read.
It's important to remember that even the people we look up experience obstacles and suffering. We do not choose depression or anxiety, or any other mental illness, and it is not necessarily something we can work ourselves out of on our own.
It's important we seek and accept support when we need it. And that we look out for those in our lives who may need support, while their illness is stripping them of the strength to ask for it.
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Alyssa Petersel, Co-Founder and CEO of My Wellbeing and author of Somehow I Am Different, graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with dual BA degrees in psychology and international studies, graduated summa cum laude from New York University in May 2017 with her Master's in Social Work, and graduated from The Writer's Institute non-fiction program at CUNY Graduate Center in May 2017. A native New Yorker, Alyssa now lives in Brooklyn and enjoys running, coffee, community, and social justice.