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  • Recovery Diary 09/09/18

    There’s a certain euphoria that accompanies watching the water. The bend, curves, and movement of the droplets each have their own personality. To imagine all these little drops of water dancing together to make up such an amazing example of the order of everything, is mesmerizing. I have and always will be enchanted by the […]
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  • Transforming Love

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer here at Unpolished Journey Hate breeds hate. Love breeds love. Negativity breeds more negativity. Positive energy breeds more positive energy. One of the most power tools that I have learned in recovery is the power of my own thoughts.  Your feelings shape your thoughts and your thoughts shape your […]
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  • The Body Wasn’t Meant to Shrink

    Written By: Emily Rutherford, contributing writer and mental health advocate. Check out her Instagram @artwithanxiety for more of her work! My body wasn’t meant to shrink, it was meant to stand tall and grounded. My body wasn’t meant to make me feel insecure. It’s meant to make me comfortable in my skin. It’s the only […]
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  • Protection or Connection?

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, Facebook Manager and Contributing Writer of Unpolished Journey “Gracie, what is your favorite part about playing the role of Annie?” “The applause.” In fourth grade I had the privilege of playing the ball-busting, red-headed orphan Annie in my school’s musical production of Annie.  I remember this exact question and my answer […]
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  • To My Younger Self

    Written by: Morgan Blair, Founder and Creative Director of Unpolished Journey. In honor of NEDAwareness week, the team of Unpolished Journey decided to write letters to our younger selves.  After completing the letter and rereading it, I was caught off guard by how kind the words were. I wasn’t expecting the compassion and empathy I […]
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  • Do You Make Lemonade or Get Lost in the Pitcher?

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, Facebook manager and contributing writer at Unpolished Journey When life hands you lemons… Do you make the lemonade? Or do you drown in the pitcher? When life confronts us with struggles we have three options.  We can let these struggles define us, destroy us, or strengthen us. Will you let your […]
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