Mental Health

  • Life is tough, but so are you

    Life is tough, but...

    🧠 I keep messing up

    🧠 I feel defeated

    🧠 I won’t make it

    🧠 What’s the point

    🫀 Keep going

    🫀 Better days are coming

    🫀 Life is tough but so are you.

    What no one is talking about...

    It’s easy to get caught up in the belief that life seems easy and effortless all the time for everyone except you, that there must be something wrong with you because you are struggling and haven’t achieved the same amount as that person or done a lot like the other.

    The truth is life is hard inherently, life isn’t meant for your happiness, or at least just that… 💣

    Life is orchestrated for your growth and expansion 💥

    There will be tough times but if you’re honest, in those moments don’t you seem to change the most?

    The uncomfortable, the hard and discomfort help you to grow (it doesn’t feel like it at the time and often does looking back).

    Life is tough, but so are you 👊🏽

    I wrote the following in my book 📖 The Great Unlearning;

    “I know some days turn into nights and everything seems so unbearable you want to escape into darkness. When everything is dark, don’t forget about the light. Turn within and whisper to your soul. Place your hand over your heart and feel the devotion that beats for you. Some of the best days of your life are yet to happen. Some of the best moments of your life are yet to be had. Some of the unforgettable memories are yet to be made. The people you’ll meet are yet to be met. The souls you’ll fall in love with are yet to be loved. The excitement you’ll have that’s yet to unfold. The mystery and magic of life that’s waiting to reveal itself. Hold on because you’re only on a single page while novels are being written within you.” 🪄

    This is your sign to keep going, tough times aren’t the end, maybe they are a beautiful new beginning…

    Click here to read more

  • Healing is a journey

    Healing is a funny thing

    Healing is a funny thing.

    It can feel slow.

    It can feel as if nothing has changed.

    It can feel like you are doing so much yet so little at the same time.

    It can feel like the dark void, and it can feel like the fullness.

    And then, one day, you’ll realise how far you’ve come.

    You’ll realise that healing isn’t sudden.

    You’ll realise that you’ve been healing the whole time.

    Keep going, because you are healing

    Every step counts whether big or small.

    Healing and recovery aren’t a race so you don’t need a timer.

    There are some things you simply can’t rush. Setbacks happen. That doesn’t mean you won’t heal.

    So keep going, because you are healing ❤️‍🩹

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang

    Click here to read more

  • To truly be alive…

    On your death bed...

    On your death bed, you won’t wish you’d worked more hours.

    You’ll wish you spent less time working and more time with your loved ones.

    On your death bed, you won’t wish your body was different.

    You will wish you appreciated your body more for its strength and grace.

    On your death bed, you won’t wish you were just like everyone else.

    You will wish you stayed true to yourself and stood out from the masses.

    What you should be afraid of is never truly living…

    To be truly alive...

    What’s scary? To have an unlived life.

    What will it take for you to truly realise life is precious?

    There is no guarantee in life except that you will die. This is death’s greatest gift to us.

    Knowing this is an opportunity to live.

    To truly be alive ❤️‍🔥

    Click here to read more

  • The sun needs the moon

    The sun can't be the moon...

    It’s easy to feel tiny and insignificant when there’s almost 7.8 billion of us.

    We do a great job of recognising how amazing and special other people are but forget our own strengths and specialties.

    The sun and moon are great, yet the sun is special in its own way and so is the moon.

    The sun can’t be the moon or do its job and if it could we would lose out on the sun!

    Your existence is needed.

    Being you

    You would be missed by so many people if you weren’t here.

    Your life causes ripple effects throughout the world even if you don’t think so.

    That drunk girl you spoke to in the bathroom is thanking her stars she met you on a night out and finally got around to dumping her toxic ex.

    Your local barista who remembers your order off by heart not only because you order regularly but also because they appreciate you.

    That donation you made to charity has changed someone’s life and you’ll never even know about it.

    Significance isn’t about being here.

    Showing up.

    Being you 🧡

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang
    🎥 @secondsbymaya

    love & positivity ✨ phi

    Click here to read more

  • The greatest gift of all

    Do not be afraid...

    Perhaps the light is absent because we still have a few things we need to understand about the darkness.

    Do not be afraid of darkness for you have the capacity to plunge into the depths of the ocean that is your soul. 

    I hope you remember...

    When everything seems too hard, I hope you remember the strength and resilience that has kept you here despite all the hardships and heartache you’ve endured.

    I hope you remember how deeply you’re loved.

    I hope you remember how much you’ve grown. I hope you remember the purity and innocence of your heart, with its vast capacity to love.

    I hope you remember how incredible it is that you’re here and get to experience the greatest gift of all: life.

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang

    Click here to read more

  • Don’t forget about the light

    It's always darkest before dawn

    Do not be afraid of the darkness for you have the capacity to plunge into the depths of the ocean that is your soul.

    Even the darkest of nights end when the sun rises.

    It’s always darkest before dawn.

    Even the biggest waves will surrender and subside.

    The light is always here

    I know some days turn into nights and everything seems so unbearable you want to escape into darkness.

    When everything is dark, don’t forget about the light.

    Turn within and whisper to your soul.

    Place your hand over your heart and feel the devotion that beats for you.

    Some of the best days of your life are yet to happen.

    Some of the best moments of your life are yet to be had.

    The light is always here even obscured…

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang

    Click here to read more

  • Healing is a journey

    Healing is a journey

    When you feel weak and sad, remember that you are made from the same stuff that makes the stars shine so bright.

    The same stuff that makes the ocean ebb and flow.

    The same stuff as that sun that bursts joy into the sky.

    Healing is a journey.

    I hope you never forget...

    I hope you never forget your enduring strength and resilience for you have fought many internal battles and wars that no one knows about.

    I hope you never forget your divine nature that the universe would never give you anything that you couldn’t handle.

    I hope you never forget how loved and supported you always are.

    Click here to read more

  • Better days are coming

    Better days are coming

    Some days in life will be harder than others and that’s okay. 

    Some days will feel heaver than others and that’s okay.

    Some days you’ll be convinced that the pain and suffering you feel will last forever.

    It won’t.

    Better days are coming, beautiful soul.

    They always do.

    It may take time, but it’s always worth the wait.

    The light will trickle in.

    Your heart will mend piece by piece.

    You’ll remember why you loved life so much in the first place.

    To be truly alive...

    When the darkness within seems like it will take over.

    It’s when we truly break, that we are cracked open for the light to come in.

    Love.

    Light.

    That is what it means to truly live.

    To be truly alive.

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang


    love & positivity ✨ phi

    Click here to read more

  • Rise from the ashes

    The beautiful soul you are...

    The beautiful soul you are right now has fought invisible battles and conquered wars with tender scars and a full heart.

    The beautiful soul you are right now has struggled in the seas of misery yet resurfaced to conquer the waves.

    The beautiful soul you are right now has had to die and hold funerals from past versions in order to be reborn.

    The beautiful soul you are right now thought they could not make it, yet here you are.

    Here you are, despite it all

    The beautiful soul you are right now has walked through fires of pain and suffering, to rise from the ashes.

    The beautiful soul you are right now has turned wounds into wisdom, anguish into achievement and trauma into triumph.

    Despite it all, even your own disbelief… here you are ❤️‍🔥

    📖 The Great Unlearning by Phi Dang

    love & positivity ✨ phi

    Click here to read more