Growing Through Anxiety/Depression

$1,830 of $10k goal

Raised by 23 people in 3 months
Malliha Ahmad  LOS ANGELES, CA
Hello everyone, 
Thanks for reading :)
My name is Malliha Ahmad (originally from Milwaukee, WI). I'm a natural born creative, business woman, traveler, and innovator. I love to live life fully and promote change in the lives of others. Progression and consistent evolution is paramount in my life.  I've always seen myself as someone that's easily able to get through life's curb balls. 

I recently started dealing with anxiety and I was frightened by the symptoms. Some of my symptoms were panic attacks, uncontrollable thoughts, sleepless nights, jitters, stomach/digestive issues, and an uncomfortable racing heart. All of these symptoms were new for me and I began to feel as if I was "losing control". I started to research, journal, and analyze all of the shifts that were taking place in my body. I began to feel as if I was a stranger in my body (I started to fear what the next day would bring). I wanted internal peace and a way to live a more healthy lifestyle. I had a great deal of support from my mother, partner, and friends. I realized that some of the women in my family dealt with anxiety and this isn't something to ignore or brush off. Anxiety and depression can stem from a variety of areas (one of the most popular areas is trauma). I see it as a call from your spirit requesting you to check-in and give yourself love. For me, it was time to heal past wounds and reflect on my self-worth. The more that I opened up about my journey, I realized that several people suffer(ed) from the same thing!

So, I'm propelled to find a way to help people that deal with anxiety, depression, or both (in a more holistic manner). My mission is to serve people who feel alone, overwhelmed, lost, and afraid. I want to create a website that offers a plethora of resources. This site will serve as support and a breath of fresh air for those looking for help or answers. The site will have content from top experts. Some of the content will feature yoga techniques, videos, breathing exercises, meditation practices, webinars, journal activities, nutrition tips, gemstones + their healing modalities, and SO much more. It aims to help a person grow through their issues as opposed to putting a bandage over the problem. 

I'm asking for your support in helping me build a safe community for people that deal with anxiety and depression. Your contribution will help develop a robust website, obtain 501c3  status,  afford amazing content, get legal help, and hire help (for social media and administrative support).
The name of the website will be Guud Soup.
Soup symbolizes warmth, medicine, comfort, and a magical healing experience. 

Once I hit my goal - the funds will be used ASAP to build out the project and turn 2017 into a magically healing and empowering year.  If we exceed the 10k goal the funds will be invested in expanding the site and the first phase of developing an app. 

This project is dear to my heart because it's been my personal journey for a couple of years. It's my passion and purpose to demonstrate how I've healed myself and how I grow through everyday ups/downs. 

Thanks for reading and I appreciate your support.

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Update 1
Posted by Malliha Ahmad
2 months ago
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I'm happy to announce that I now have an illustrator for the website! Check out his samples :) And once again, deep bows of gratitude to everyone for supporting this amazing cause.
Sample sketches from the illustrator
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$1,830 of $10k goal

Raised by 23 people in 3 months
Created December 31, 2016
PB
$50
Piyush B
2 months ago
$15
Anonymous
2 months ago
AA
$100
Angela Ahmad
2 months ago

Love you! Go conquer the world!

DS
$25
Daniel Stern
2 months ago
$500
Janola Massaquoi
2 months ago
EC
$25
evelina christopherson
2 months ago
DP
$100
Daryl Peterson
3 months ago
$30
Tim Jordan
3 months ago

Go Maliha, Meddy is glad to help!

LH
$50
Lena Hines
3 months ago
$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
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