Happy Melly

Good morning everyone!

I have some great news. I have accepted a position as an intern at Happy Melly!

YAY!

Happy Melly is a company dedicated to promoting happiness in the workplace. Here is a quote directly from their website:

“At Happy Melly, we believe that Happiness is the future of work and that we can make a living while not losing out on life. Our vibrant community of 500 Happiness Association members from 52 countries around the world strives to make happiness at work the ‘norm’ and not the exception.”

How awesome is that?

I am so glad to be a part of such an awesome community. Lucky for you guys, you can be a part of it too! You can head on over to the Happy Melly website (https://www.happymelly.com) and click ‘Join Happy Melly’ to begin your journey with us. The cost is minimal for how much support and information you will get out of being part of the Happy Melly tribe. Our community chats in Slack channels are a way for people to connect from around the world and share their stories and strategies.

And to top it all off, there is a Happy Melly blog that can be found on the website, a newsletter that is delivered straight to your inbox, and a podcast on Apple podcasts and Stitcher for you to listen to. All that and much more on the Happy Melly website.

Interested? Hop on over to (https://www.happymelly.com) for more information. Or feel free to email me any questions or concerns you may have. My email can be found on the ‘Contact’ page of my blog.

I hope to see you all on Slack soon!

Xoxo

-E

Advertisements

Back to school

Good afternoon everyone! Happy Friday!

It’s been a little while since I’ve written and I do apologize for that. I’ve been a little busy with a few things. Please, let me explain.

Since my last blog post, I have moved into a sweet little apartment in Toronto, Ontario all by myself! It’s a one bedroom apartment in the basement of a cute little home. I am absolutely in love with it, and the landlady and her family are the most beautiful human beings I have ever met. I still have lots to decorate, but for now, it’s absolutely perfect!

On another note, beginning this new school year, the third year in my journalism degree program has been one that has brought up some challenges and definitely made me do some deep thinking about what I want to do and how I want to continue on this journey. So far, I am choosing to stick with my education. It’s been a vital part of my entire life, and I cannot imagine giving up when I’m almost at the finish line.

It’s going to be tough, but I am going to put everything I have into these last two years of my education, and I am going to prove to myself that I am capable of anything that I put my mind to. Forza Elena! (It’s Italian, look it up LOL!)

Within this great big decision to continue on with school, I am also making the decision to keep blogging as much as I can. During this break from writing (and podcasting), I have realized that it is my saving grace. It feeds my soul in ways I cannot explain, and without it, I have been so lost and stuck, in a way. So to make sure that I am doing what my body needs, I am vowing to send out a blog post as often as I can while I plow away at my school assignments. It may not be every week, but as long as I keep writing whenever I possibly can, I think I’ll be okay.

In regards to my podcast, I will try to get back on the air as soon as I can. Unfortunately, that takes a little bit more time and effort for me to do, but I will do my best to keep up with it as much as I can. Stay tuned for updates on it.

One last thing, I appreciate all your love and patience with me. It’s been a huge struggle for me this past year, and I am so grateful to have this platform as a means of sharing my story, and I could not have been more blessed to have such great feedback. So thank you, to all of you who read my words and understand my story. Thank you for your lovely comments and thank you for your continued support. I am forever thankful.

Xoxo

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 6 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode six of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/eldeluigi/episode-6-real-talk

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 5 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode five of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/eldeluigi/episode-5-nutrition-and-recovery

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 4 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode four of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9881094/episode-4-how-fitness-can-help-during-re

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E

Words from a beautiful stranger

I’m writing this blog post as my coffee is brewing so, please bare with me.

I woke up this morning (quite early, I might add), to a beautiful stranger writing to me. They wrote some very inspiring words. These words made me think about why I write and why I podcast, and I came to one conclusion. I do this for others to resonate with my struggles and to have someone on their side who “gets it.” I also do it for me, so I can reach out and connect with others who understand or who are trying to understand mental illness. Connecting to other people helps me with my recovery as well as it helps others gain a supporter and a friend.

Mic drop.

There’s my inspiration for the day. Thank you, beautiful stranger.

I do this not only for myself, but to help others as well. That is the essence of why I started this blog, why I wrote a book, and why I recently started the podcast. I want to make sure people know they are not alone in this. It’s a long road to recovery, and it can feel like you are the only person walking that path. Trust me, I know what it feels like, and it’s not fun at all.

My words are meant to inspire others to walk the path of healing. To be brave and do for themselves what no one else has done before. To take care of themselves before they take care of anyone else. That is the point.

This person’s comment has made me come to realize many things. That not only am I here to recover and be strong, but to also support others in their own recovery as well.

WOW.

What an honor.

I am so blessed to be able to do what I do with the support of my family and friends. Without them, I would not be able to help you guys. I would not be where I am today.

Having that support team is so crucial. I know from experience that it feels super lonely a lot when you’re trying to understand what’s going on inside your own mind as well as fix yourself. IT IS HELL, let me tell you. Not a day goes by where I wish I had just one person who understands me clearly and who can see through me to my soul.

So here I am, ready to be your support system. Ready to write what you need, podcast what you feel and say what no one else will to help you recover. I welcome all of you with open arms and a warm heart, to lean on my words when you need them. Trust me when I say it can help. Let me be part of your support team. I will do my best to not let you down.

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 3 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode three of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9881094/episode-3-finding-elena

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E