Posts by Mariam_

Mariam is a writer and poet who is passionate about mental health and well-being. She wants to spread the message that our destiny is in our hands and we can create our own path in life no matter what is going on in it. She believes that nobody is too young or too old to achieve anything. Her work can be found on Rue Soleil  and you can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

I Was Addicted to Helping People – Here’s Why It Made Me Miserable


“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~Maya Angelou

Growing up in Africa, I was told that the virtue and worth of a woman lies in her ability to take care of everyone around her; that a woman was considered good or worthy when everyone around her was happy and pleased with her. I took this advice to heart, especially since I watched my mother meet this standard to a T. Putting everyone else, including strangers, above herself.

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