A Roseylicious Life

I Choose Compassion

Viviana Oliver

Tags depression, life tools, mental health, my story, stigma

An open letter to all those people making ignorant remarks about suicide:

With all the suicides recently in the news and social media one ignorant comment is one too many and I couldn’t help but come across a few so that of course led me to writing this post. Look, I’m not going to hide that I’ve had suicidal thoughts myself in the past. And although it’s been years I also don’t pretend to be...

The Mystery Blogger Award

Viviana Oliver

Tags award, blogger award, blogging, kudos

I was recently pleasantly super-surprised with a nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award from Lucas and Faith of Red Lips and Rose.
The creator of this award is Okoto Enigma’s Blog – thank you for bringing this to the blogging community by the way!
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one...

Good signs, Good times

Viviana Oliver

Tags depression, life tools, mental health

Good signs. Good times. Wish it were that easy, but I have found a home decorating tip that has helped me. Surround yourself with positive affirmations. Whether you’re into decor (like me), or even sticky notes, chalkboards, or whiteboards, (whatever works) just do it and invest your time (and/or money) in adding positivity to your life. You’re worth it. Really. Plus every little bit helps! ...

Enough is Enough

Viviana Oliver

Tags depression, mental health, my story, sexual abuse, stigma

Enough is enough blog post
Let's end the taboo on sexual abuse! I know it's an uncomfortable subject for many but for it to still carry a stigma of silence and shame is just not right. From personal experience I know how healing it can be to just talk about it with someone you trust. To be able to pray about it. To not feel like you have this horrible ugly secret inside of you is a good thing so I'm all for helping to try...

Switching my brain to Rosey Thoughts

Viviana Oliver

Tags depression, life tools, mental health, nostalgia


It takes work for me but I work hard to try to retrain my brain to think positive. I suppose I tend to be someone who sees the glass half empty first. Don't know exactly why but pretty sure it has to do with all the negative I've had to deal with from a very young age (perhaps I'll post more about that at some point but for now I'm staying on topic). Anyhoo, I find that one of my learned tools in...
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