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Encouragemint is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emotional support and encouragement to anyone and everyone.

We have professionally reviewed factual information about various emotional issues and mental health diagnoses as well as resources such as contact information for hotlines and referral services.

Periodically we conduct Encouragemint Projects, which are local, in-person community service efforts where we highlight a particular cause, individual, or family and come together to make a tangible impact.

In the articles section of our website includes an archive of all of the Words of Encouragemint from our homepage, various positive news stories, and some miscellaneous useful information.

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"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves."

-Dalai Lama

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Words of Encouragemint
Have You Been Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

It's so easy to do! It can be a constant "dark cloud" that you never realized could be influencing your daily life or future – maybe even since you were a child. Feeling sorry for yourself is a habit that can create gloom in your life; but it doesn't need to be there.

Consider this: As a child you had to stay in to do your homework while all your friends were outside playing. You've been told you must do your homework first. In that child's mind you're missing out – feeling deprived and that it's not fair.

Your next thought might be "Why me?" This is an example of feeling sorry for yourself. Doing some calculations

Consider another example. Your friends go to the movies, but you're not allowed to, can't afford it, or have no transportation. The whole situation seems overwhelming.

You start to think, "I'm never lucky" or "All my friends are doing it!" There's that dark cloud again, hovering over you whether you realized it or not.

While that dark cloud can lead to sadness, placing undue blame, and feeling resentment, you don't have to live with it. You can choose to change this negative thought pattern and make sunshine instead of clouds.

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