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South Africa Through the Eyes of a White Nationalist

South Africa Through the Eyes of a White Nationalist

by Vex Steele WAU/USA probate

In case your not aware of the situation of our people in South Africa here is a short history lesson.
Once the National Party gained power in 1948 they instituted Apartheid, which was racial segregation. The black population was kept separated from the white population. The black population had no say in government and there was limited contact between whites and blacks. By 1950 inter racial marriage and sexual relations was illegal. In 1991 Apartheid fell and the new constitution took hold in 1994. The African National Congress (ANC) and South Africa’s new leader Nelson Mandela had it’s vengeance upon the whites of South Africa ever since. Many whites were removed from their prominent positions of government. Even within local corporations, whites were “laid off” and replaced with blacks. It has become very difficult for whites to gain employment (possibly reflected in South Africa’s 25% unemployment rate) due to laws that discriminate against hiring of whites. Many whites now live in “Shanty Towns” or squatter camps outside of the cities.
The white farmers are attacked and brutally murdered so often that the world is FINALLY starting to recognize “Hey, I think we have a problem in South Africa…”. In 2010 the ANC youth leader sang a song “Shoot the Boer” which sparked a mob of violence against the white farmers. The murder rate for a white farmer in South Africa is FOUR TIMES HIGHER than the majority population. The murder rate in South Africa is so high it is now considered the top 10 most dangerous counties in the world.
A recent study found that 60% of blacks actually think life was better under white minority rule. The politicians have become so greedy and the government so corrupt that now no one is profiting from black rule (like Zuma being able to use 24 million dollars of taxpayers money to renovate his private estate). According to the human rights organization Genocide Watch, South Africa is at a pre-genocide stage 6 out of 10 (stage of Polarization). But, the worst to suffer are our white race. 1 in 5 whites in South Africa live in poverty. The city of Durban is now the new place for the white race in South Africa. The white population is trying to create this city-state as a white country and a safe haven for whites.

A fellow white nationalist, Robert Magnusson, has lived and worked in South Africa and we decided to ask his opinion and get some facts from someone who has been there first hand.

Vex: When and where were you in South Africa?
Robert: Been back and forth since 1991 for work and for family that still live there. I was mainly in Cape Town for work and My family lives in Free State.

Vex: What personal accounts can you give that you saw of the living and working conditions of whites?
Robert: In the cities whites live in houses or apartments. Most are becoming very run down and are surrounded by crime riddled black areas called townships.

Vex: Did you see the living conditions, like the shanty towns and squatter camps?                                                              Robert: Yes they exist in great numbers.

Vex: Do the locals ever talk about what is happening?
Robert: The citizens that remain from apartheid rule both white and black all agree that everything was better under apartheid. The younger liberal whites disagree.

Vex: The people that were with you in SA, did they have any comments or opinions about the conditions?                                       Robert: Not really some did not like it. Because of my last answer.

Vex: Did you personally experience any racial driven incident while there?                                                                     Robert: I have seen black mobs attacking lone whites at all hours of the day but it’s usually away from the urban areas.

Vex: Does the local news also blackout what is actually happening?
Robert: Of course they do. But the Boer murders and attacks on whites still make the news because it helps fuel the black mobs. The mob violence is what is blacked out most often.

Vex: Did you encounter or see any local programs to aide whites?
Robert: Just a few Nationalist groups that offer help.

Vex: There are many schools that have programs where students visit South Africa. Why do you think no one talks about what they see? Or do you think the program directors go out of their way to only show specific areas?                                                                                   Robert: Oh they only see what they want them to see. Just like any indoctrination method.

Vex: While it is nearly impossible for some people to get work only because they are white, do you think there is anything that can be done to get them out of this bad situation they are in? What can we do from here to help them?
Robert: No the middle class white people are being pushed under the rug only if they go to a completely different area will they have a chance but it’s a small one. Nobody will hire a squatter mostly blacks get the jobs due to favors and cronyism.

With the media blackout on what is actually going on in South Africa there are a couple places you can go for updates, local news and also to help our people there.

South African Family Relief Project
http://www.safrpsa.org/
This is a wonderful charity that is always seeking donation to help white families in South Africa.

From their mission statement “WE stand for the SURVIVAL and RIGHTS of our white minority group in South Africa and we pledge to make sure that our work continues in a respectful manner as it has been.”

Radio Free South Africa
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3381QzS1QP0Y6tPrZHc8Fw
A YouTube channel created as a voice for South Africans to tell the truth as to what is going on.

Twitter
@Sagenocide
Updates often with local news.

The South African
Local news site
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/

Show Respect for Strong Women

Since the dawn of time women are praised for their strength. Whether it is the Poetic Eddas or the Bible, you will find stories of how women forged forward through tough times.
And within this movement we have many women who are strong and they are strong alone. Some with children and some without. Some are married and some are single. But one common factor is that they still stand tall and keep going day after day for their family and for their people.
Also in this movement we have many strong men. Some married and some single. Some are fathers and some are not. One common thread they have is this need to protect the women and children of their people and stand by the side of their brothers. They have respect for their brothers. But when it comes to women the respect is much different if there is any at all. I have found throughout my years in this movement that men will go from woman to woman trying to find that one person. But when they get rejected or their ego even slightly dented they are quick to lash and all respect goes out the window. I’m not saying all women are angels or Valkyries. But I’m also not saying that anyone deserves to be slandered in public or have their personal business aired for all eyes to see.
And as soon as a woman tries to defend herself or her situation she is labeled a “Feminazi”.
Why are people so quick to label a women who stands alone a “feminist” or “feminazi”.
According to Wikipedia a “feminazi” is as follows:

“ is a term used pejoratively to describe either feminists who are perceived as extreme or radical,[1][2] women who are perceived as seeking superiority over men (rather than equality)”
And Wikipedia’s definition of “feminism”

“is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women.[1][2] This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.”
I know many traditional women who enjoy being the wife and mother role. And I know many women who enjoy working and partaking in political activities. And both these archetypes enjoy their rights to own property, vote, equal custodial rights to children, make a fair wage and other liberties we have. These liberties we have came through the political strife during the late 1800s to early 1900s during the prohibition and through WWI. And according to the definition above these liberties came through feminism. So does that mean that these “feminists” who only wanted a better life for themselves and their children deserve titles like “feminazi”. Most women who this term is thrown at them are not burning their bras, they are not throwing rocks at men and screaming obscene things at them, they are not turning their noses at the lifestyle of wife and mother. These are women who do what they have to do for their families and themselves to survive in this modern age. These are women who have to tear themselves out of their warm bed every day and take care of their family, go to work and deal with the same nonsense this world throws at all of us. Many of these women do it alone. And in this movement does that make them the enemy? Do they deserve the title of “whore” or “slut” because they find themselves in bad relationships time and time again? Do they deserve this lack of respect because a man decides they are going to get their kicks for one night and toss them aside come the light of morning? Do they deserve to be slandered because they rejected the man who will not give them a fair platform and the chance to be an individual?
But apparently if we think like this we are just a feminazi.
This movement needs to praise those women who put themselves out there everyday for the sake of their family’s future. We need to give women credit where credit is due. An excellent example, childbirth. No man can say they can relate to what a woman goes through. Women put their lives on hold for the sake of continuing this race. The changes we must make, not only to our bodies, but our lives and the way we think must change. To be honest, women go through a lot of crap to become a mother. It’s not pretty; really. But the big picture, the overall sacrifice is so beyond worth it. And knowing that we are continuing our bloodline is the added bonus. So the “noble” men of this movement really need to step up and give women the praise they deserve. And furthermore, the women that are out there at rallies, protests and demonstrations deserve a big round of applause. Not many women put themselves on the street for this movement. And this deserves respect as well.
So people need to check their ego at the door when they walk into this movement. We all do our part to further the Cause. And these strong women have earned your respect. Remember, do not confuse strength and fortitude with today’s perception of “feminism”. And please think twice about using the term “feminazi”. It is disrespectful and you look like a fool using it.
VS

2016 WAU/USA Review – Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future

2016 saw WAU/USA continuing it’s mission of building stronger communities by practicing positive community activism. From being in many charity runs to being regular blood donors. Helping meet the needs of local food pantries, domestic violence centers, and homeless shelters. Baking goodies for the police and fire departments. Volunteering time for various non profits to help with Veterans, the autistic community and local women’s groups. We also helped whenever needed in our own circles. Everything from friends in need of a helping hand to prisoners that needed to know they weren’t forgotten. We have sent out countless books, gifts, and cards to welcome newborns into this world and bring a smile to the face of sick children and adults that needed to know they were cared about. We are sponsors in WAU’s Adopt A Bruder program and send funds to South Africa to help whites who are suffering in squatter camps. One of us even took building the future to the ultimate step by giving birth to a future warrior this year.

Such simple ways to make our circles and communities better places for our children. Most of these things cost nothing more than time but the reward of doing it is priceless in the end.

For 2017 we will continue with these efforts and encourage others to do the same. We will not only have some exciting new programs and projects to spread knowledge but will be adding to our “88 Views From Behind Glass” and our “Learning to Love Yourself Again” series.

As David Lane said, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

In order to do that we MUST think beyond ourselves and encourage others to do the same.

14 Always,

Sara

WAU/USA Chapter head

Learning to Love Yourself Again: Remembering Your Inner Strength

In today’s society, a woman is expected to have strength if she wants to survive. Even in the 21st century a woman is still looked at as inferior. Otherwise, why do men still feel they should try to control women and dictate what they can and cannot do with their lives. This is not usually done through physical abuse but by mental and emotional abuse. A strong woman is strong because she has overcome the obstacles that have been thrown at her And more often than not she has done with is a family as well. She may be scarred, but the scars have built a foundation of knowledge that she can move on through life with and help her children to have a better life than she.
Have I experienced this? Yes. For a decade I changed who I was and my core principles. Not because I wanted to but because I felt I had to. Everyday I looked in the mirror, I did not know who I saw in the refection. In my past prior I had early relationships that were abusive and even as a teen I saw the signs, learned a few hard lessons and stood up for myself and moved on. But this experience took me years to realize what was happening. I was literally being reprogrammed and I had no clue.
I was never a domesticated sorta gal. But when I started this relationship I didn’t realize I was going to become a 50’s housewife. I stayed home, cooked (which I had to learn), cleaned, and was expected to be super happy when he got home from work. I told him I wanted to work again of which I was made to feel guilty about. He said it would take away time from “us” and how was I going to run his business and the household and work? So after a few fights I gave up. I succumbed to a lifestyle of “housewife” which I hated. I was unhappy, but I tried to see the good in what I did do daily. I did not have my own car or money so I was made entirely dependent on him. Worst of all, all my work in the movement ceased. I had no phone or my own computer. So I couldn’t even call anyone. No contact with family or friends. He made me feel like the friends I had for the past 12 years were no good and convinced me to stop wanting to contact them (when he discovered my Facebook with old friends on it, there was a massive argument, of which I closed my account). He was very jealous of my male friends and did not approve when I tried to befriend new people. Even my natural outgoing personality was not welcomed in public. It was a “speak when spoken to” sorta situation. And I had to be “nice and sweet” because my tone and conversation was taken as “abrasive” and “bitchy”. All of this I learned after a few fights.
After 6 years of life not improving I just gave up I was so cornered and unable to get out of the relationship due to not having a place to go, or a way to get there. I was an empty vessel to the world. This of course effected the relationship. I became very cold, distant and non emotional. He would scold me and tell me I was selfish and a bad person because I didn’t love him or show him physical affection. Meanwhile the only emotion I had was when I was alone. I would cry myself to sleep at night and most days hoping I would not wake up to see the sun. By the 10th year I was on the verge of suicide. I was a caged creature dying for release to live my life and contribute to my cause, which called my soul everyday.
Finally one day during a drunken fight I stood up and said “I AM DONE WITH THIS LIFE!”. He didn’t know what happened. The next day we sat down and talked. I explained what has been going on with me for the past few years and he was stunned. He had no idea he was being abusive and controlling. Most of all, this was me saving my own life. I was taking back control. Of course the break up process was awful and long. I drank a lot as to not deal with the terrible awkwardness and hateful words that rang through the house. Without realizing I had brought myself back to a nasty drinking habit (something I had beaten years prior). It was my only escape. My only comfort was the movement and the friends I had made during the few months. But even with my problem I had back my feeling of self empowerment and self worth. And best of all, my ambition for life.
I wasn’t encouraged before to better myself, so as I was figuring out what I was going to do i had only a few people supporting me along my journey. But this was all I needed. I had enrolled in school, something I wanted to do for ages. I had worked in retail for so long ad hated every minute of it, that it was a major deal for me to pursue a new career. I realized also I was killing myself with alcohol, I was starting to get blackouts. So I quit drinking and smoking (a 20 year habit) and started running. I was getting healthy again and life was better. My mind was finally clear, crystal clear. And when I finally left the house to be on my own, my now ex, admitted he killed my spirit and tried to capture a wild creature and train me to be what he wanted, what he envisioned me but never actually took the time to get to know the real me. He said he has never seen me happier or more beautiful.
My purpose in life was clear and so was my mission to come. It pains me to know and realize the point I left myself get to. How did I allow this manipulation??? I tell myself that it has only strengthened my spirit and with the knowledge I gained I can be a rock for other women, who are experiencing the same problems and feel as alone as I did.
We are never alone. As long as we hold onto our family and folk we will have more than enough support to conquer anything. We can all be an unstoppable force as long as we continue to love our race, fight for our race and secure the existence of our race. 14/88 WPWW

Celebrating Irish Heritage on March 17th.

MY FAMILIES ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRADITION
To combat the media stereotype of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, I started a tradition with my children years ago of using the day to celebrate our rich Irish heritage.
The night before I make mini soda bread and put together treat bags for my children’s school.  The day of the 17th, we read stories about the Banshee, Pookas and Faeries. My older children have read of the history of Ireland before the Christians and also the Easter Rising of 1916.  It’s so important to instill a sense of pride of heritage in our children with knowledge of the past. We do crafts as a family.  This year it’s cardboard harps and leprechaun hats. For dinner we have corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Afterwards we head down to the local parade and fireworks.
This is the perfect day to show your neighbors, how to have pride in your heritage, celebrate the achievements of your culture and share the past without the stupidity of drunken debauchery. If you are lucky enough to have a bit of Irish in you, be proud of where you came from, know your history and share that with others. Break the stereotype that most Americans have about the Irish and set a good standard for future generations.
WAU/USA
WISDOM FROM IRELAND
It’s called Saint Patrick’s day first and foremost, the only acceptable shortening of said name is Paddy, why oh why do Americans insist on using Patty? Patty is derived from Patricia making it a feminine name, Paddy is shortened from Patrick indicating a male, pretty please stop saying Patty its ignorant and stupid.
Most of the people who come to Ireland to celebrate this day only come here to get drunk, most of us here in Ireland typically do not drink, we cook corn beef, cabbage and mashed potatoes, we’ll make Irish fruit cake or trifle, we then go to our local parade. Most of the folk drunk and vomiting around the world aren’t Irish! How is getting drunk representing a group of people who have created such wonderful poetry, music, fought epic battles against their enemies, a folk who have more to be proud than most are literally boiled down to drunks and deviants.
Please people outside of Ireland celebrating our green isle do it by spending it with your family, cook our traditional foods, make cute green drinks with food colouring for your children, colour in pictures, pick shamrocks and makes crafts, teach your children Gaelic sayings, teach them about the leaders of the 1916 rising who we celebrate this year for 100 years of victory. Only those lacking in brain cells and maturity would celebrate it by getting vulgar drunk and discrediting every thing we have accomplished.
WAU EUROPA

Choices

In 1970 America it was neither popular, cool, or even normal to find yourself pregnant without a husband. It actually brought shame on your family. So when Mary found herself pregnant by a man she knew she could not be married to, she knew she needed to make plans fast. She told her parents she was off to college and went to live in another city with a Catholic foster family. The family she was placed with was very loving towards her and she enjoyed her pregnancy. She gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She eventually moved back home to her parents, who helped raise the lucky little girl as their own. When Mary is asked if she ever regretted the choice she made, she just smiles and says, “It wasn’t a choice, I knew there was life inside of me. Just because it was going to be a challenge didn’t change that. I made the initial choice that led to the pregnancy. My daughter didn’t need to pay the ultimate consequence for my decision.”


In 2012 America abortion is legal, and although controversial, unfortunately is more acceptable- especially to those with no regard for human life. I found myself in a Fetal Medicine office. Due to my age, my pregnancy was considered high risk. My husband and I had just seen a 3-D ultrasound of our daughter. The doctor wanted to discuss our next options, because it was unclear by the ultrasound whether there were medical complications or possible birth defects. After explaining each option, he looked at us and asked if a severe defect was found, if we were prepared to end the pregnancy. The test would be expensive and there was a timeline to legally end the pregnancy. It also didn’t pay to go through with the tests if we were determined to carry to term.  So many thoughts go though your head at a moment like that but there were only two that mattered to me. I had just seen what my daughter looked like, she wasn’t a cell, she was a baby.  Forty-two years earlier, my Mom had never even thought it was a choice not to have me, even though she knew her life would be a challenge. I solidly  told the doctor ‘no’, I would never end the pregnancy. He reminded me of my age and the possible problems. I walked out of that doctor’s office and never second guessed myself. In December of that year, I gave birth to a beautiful, completely healthy little girl.


I am a firm believer that every action has a consequence. If you choose to have sex, one of the consequences of that could be pregnancy. It really is a simple choice to either not have sex or protect yourself. If you become pregnant, why should that baby pay with their life for your action?

Think Beyond Yourself: WAU-USA Challenge

Today I started my traditional preparing for the holiday season. As I sat online looking for the perfect unique gift for those I love, I received a text from a friend of mine. He had sent me a video of rows of tables all filled with items to be sent to troops that are deployed. Randomly he and his friend had decided to do an act of positive community activism. It inspired me.

As we start to get caught up in the spirit of this holiday season, stop to take a look around you. Your town, your neighborhood, your own brothers and sisters could be in need of a helping hand. Thinking beyond yourself has such a huge impact on not only the ones you help but on yourself. There are so many charities out there that help people. There are so many people that need just a little helping hand. Why not be that hand.

We all know that we tend to go overboard with gifts for family and friends when we are able to. I’m not asking you to stop that. What I am asking people to do is include some sort of charity or less fortunate person in your holiday giving. It can be through donations to a thrift store, a homeless shelter, the domestic violence center, a VFW, etc. Perhaps donate blood. If you want to help out a Brother or Sister, look around at your circles. So many are struggling. You could buy some groceries, help pay a phone bill, or even something as simple as being there to listen. You could send money to a prisoner to make their life a little brighter. WAU has a program, called Adopt A Bruder. Adopt a Bruder You could join the program or make a one time donation to bring a little ease to the life of the former members of The Order who are still behind the wall. You could support a racial family run business, such as Warrior’s Pride, Warrior’s Pride as you do buy your gifts. There is a group in South Africa, South African Family Relief, that helps the homeless white families that live in filth and poverty because of laws that prevent the hiring of whites. Consider donating to them. At the very least, you could reach out to your neighbor and help shovel snow.

That is my challenge to each and everyone of you. Think beyond yourself this holiday season and make someone else’s life a little brighter. The act of doing it will enrich your life more than you know.

Learning to Love Yourself Again: Facing Hell and Living.

When I started this series, I had a simple goal to help other woman overcome whatever they found themselves in with life. Too often, I had seen woman stuck in situations they thought were the end. Through writing these articles and sharing stories of triumphs over the evil life brings, I hope to encourage not only woman but our people. It doesn’t matter where you are at right at this moment, there is never an excuse not to keep going. We can overcome anything and use what happened to us to help our people. Always remember, you are a person of worth.

This is one story.

I’m Joanna (devised name) and I am 42 years old.

I wanted to tell my story. A history of tears and pain. A pain that will never go away, the pain that you carry inside as the air we breathe.
I was 27 and I was walking – after an evening with friends – on a tree-lined street, unfortunately in low light, and I meet a Moroccan stopped next to a bench. After the first appreciation I continue to walk without looking, I was quiet.
At some point I feel that someone touch my hair, behind me and I turn around. Was no longer alone, there were five Moroccan.
Frightened ask him what I wanted and why I had stopped. The street was totally deserted, just us and my fear, I was blocked. I’m not running away, I was afraid, I was stopped, I felt only my breath began to scramble.
They started to touch my hair, one behind me was touching the sides …
At one point I felt like a push, it was a moment.
I led me behind a bush and they threw me to the ground. One of them sat on my arms, one I held my feet. I remember one of them spit in my face, he say something in Arabic, did not understand anything, I just wanted to leave me to go away, at home.
He unbuttoned his pants, pulled them down and tore my underwear… while another touched my breast.
I only heard a terrible evil come from the under the belly … him over me, they laughed.
From that moment is total darkness. I do not remember anything, or maybe my brain does not want to remember.
When they finished raping me, they left me in agony on the ground. I do not know who helped me, I do not remember, I do not know if I was to get up alone. I found myself in the hospital, sedated, and the doctor told me I was safe, at now not have happened.
He got what was at the time my husband, with my daughter in her arms. Elena was only 4 years.
When I got home, I was afraid to go out. I think I was locked in the house for six months. Every time I went out with my husband, I watched behind of me, lowered eyes for fear that people could read the violence.
I have not had sex for a year. Every time that my husband approaching, I cried.
I guess I went to a psychologist for two years. Four years after the violence, my marriage ended. My life has completely changed for the worse. I was dead inside. With that violence was gone my will to live, my smile, the desire to live a happy and serene.
After so many years, I met a man who loved me from the start. With him I could not let go, we got married. We wanted a baby, but the violence has made me sterile.

Today I am a woman, a wife and a happy mother. Violence can never be erased; it is part of me, like an indelible scar.

I wanted to tell my story so that women, who have suffered violence, must seek the strength to go on. It is very difficult, it is a wound that will never heal.

All women like me … to all of them, strength, courage, we are not alone. NEVER.

If you would like to share your story, please send an email to wau_wi@yahoo.com

My current humble opinion on Unity

Unity is such a popular subject within this movement. Everyone screams “We must have Unity to win this fight”, “We must come stand side by side united against the enemy” or my favorite, “No more Brother wars”. While each of these has valid points, what most people are saying is “You must do exactly what I do now or you are causing discontent”. This is why I don’t believe I will see Unity in my time, just as someone as great as Robert Matthews did not see it in his. Egos, no matter how seemingly positive, get in the way. Is all lost then? Of course not. You as a person matter in this Cause. Do what you think is best for your situation and to further your people, even if you stand alone. Find someone that is willing to stand with you and do the same thing. Now you have the beginning of a ripple effect that has the potential to grow. And now the big thing, if you see someone else going forth with their idea of how to further the Cause, you have two choices. Either join or support what they are doing or let them alone to do it. In no way do you have the right to tell them “they are doing it wrong” or they must come under your group to do it. This is what causes the problems. If you don’t agree with people, leave them alone. Do your thing and they do their thing. Suddenly things are being done for the Cause, which is a win. As for me, I just continue to do what needs to be done. I work with who I want. If I don’t agree with someone, I simply do my own thing. I ignore a lot of stuff so it’s easier to stay focused on what actually matters. In the end, the truly important part is that you step up at every opportunity and do what needs to be done on a daily basis.

Learning to Love Yourself Again: Rebuilding your self-worth after abuse.

After breaking the pattern of abuse, starting over can be both empowering and overwhelming. You can wonder if you are strong enough or deserving enough to have good things in your life since someone tried to convince you otherwise. As you regain you, you need to remember you’re in control. You’re safe to be you.
Regaining your self-worth after abuse takes time. It’s important you work on it daily, just as you would strengthen your body after being injured. Building up confidence in yourself is especially important if you have children who were also in the abusive situation with you. Kids watch you to learn how to act and react in life situations. Children who witness any form of abuse at home are more likely to have low self-esteem and high incidents of self-blame later in life. So it is very important to model self confidence and a good sense of yourself.

Ways to Rebuild Self-Worth.

1. Be patient with yourself. Think about how you’d help a friend who had just been through your situation. You wouldn’t tell them to “get over it already.” It’s okay to mourn the loss of the relationship. Take as much time as you need to figure our your emotions and slowly come back to a positive outlook in your life.

2. Spend time with people who build you up. Do not seclude yourself from the world. Get out and connect with old friends or family members who you may have become distant from during your situation. Try to say “hi” to someone new each week, just to help you find your confidence again.

3. Find an exercise routine you enjoy. Research shows that regular exercise lowers rates of depression and anxiety because it helps to release those “feel good” chemicals in the brain. Be it a daily walk, lifting weights, or even something ambitious like training for a 5K, you’ll notice a difference in your mood as soon as you start moving. It will also help

4. Give back. Try some positive community activism. Helping others can make you feel like you have a sense of purpose in the world. Making someone else smile can also be infectious. Pay it forward. Volunteer at a local Domestic Violence Center. Donate to a local food pantry. Help an elderly neighbor with yard work. Find what your unique talent is and use it to help others in need.

5. Break bad habits. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Eat healthy. Doing as much as you can to lead a positive life will help you feel better about who you are.

You are stronger than you think. You can do this. Remember you are a person of worth.