Hi, my name is Divina! I am the owner of Depress Me Not Candles. Several years ago, an abusive relationship severely damaged my mental health. I doubted who I was and blamed myself for what happened. I felt entirely alone, even with the whole world is at my doorstep.
After that marriage ended, I was relieved to be out of the toxic relationship, but I felt broken. Now and then, I still catch myself thinking about it, as though it haunts my now happiness wishing for me to be depressed again. I was left in a dark depression, suffering from chronic stress and a host of mental health issues.
Now, I have the armor of support in the shape of a loving relationship with my kids and my new husband. I’m always looking towards brighter horizons. It took me a long time to restore my self-esteem and sense of value, something I continue to work on daily. As I began to collect the tools from rebuilding my life, I noticed that certain small pleasures provided therapeutic effects. One of these pleasures was candles. The gentle light would hypnotize me, relaxing my mind, body, and soul. Certain aromas would melt away my feelings of fear, anxiety, or stress, and my mood improved dramatically. That’s how Depress Me Not Candles was born.
Our Vision is to bring peace and comfort to those who have mental illness. If you are suffering, please know that you are not alone. When you light a Depress Me Not candle, i want it to remind you that someone cares. That your life is beautiful, loved, and you’re incredibly important in this world. With a series of positive affirmations, we hope that our candles will help you change your mindset and develop a deep sense of gratitude for your life. Not only can you pull yourself through any obstacle, but you can thrive!
Every day will present a new set of challenges to overcome but overcome; we shall. And finally, a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, so here’s to light up the whole world wick by wick – I hope you’ll come along for the journey!