If you read the title of this and feel like I'm speaking directly to you, it's because I am! Don't worry, we've all done it before -- someone calls you or sends you a text and says, "Hey! How are you?" Of course, the natural response is, "I'm fine! How about you?" But, is it… Continue reading Stop Hiding Your Emotions: No More Saying, “I’m Fine” When You’re Not
You probably read the title of this thinking, "What the heck is she talking about?" Well, I'm glad you asked. We all have a box or treasure chest of some sort that contains everything about us, whether you know it or not. In that box are our fears, triggers, emotions, and everything else under the… Continue reading Are You the ONLY Owner of the Key to Your Box?
There's so much going on in the world, especially in America, that my brain can't even process it all if I'm being honest. I'm feeling a mix of emotions, but the ones that continuously pop up are anger, disgust, and hurt. Our country is at odds with gun laws, women's rights, and so much more… Continue reading With Everything Going On, Don’t Forget to Take a Break
Once again, therapy has saved me and helped me tremendously over these past couple of weeks. I'm learning the importance of working through your feelings and letting yourself feel all the feels, both the good and the bad. Too often we try to only think happy thoughts or put on a happy face in the… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Practice the 5-Minute Rage Rule
Yes, I'm taking another break from blogging, but this time, it's to get my mental health together. The situation I talked about in my last blog post escalated to a level that really shook things up for me, and I've been struggling to feel like myself since. During this time away, I'll still be going… Continue reading I’m Taking a Month Off
Y'all, let me just apologize in advance for the drama that you're going to read in this post because it is draining, to say the least. I debated not even writing about this since it's a very personal situation that has been and still is a bit touchy, but I think it's super important to… Continue reading I’m Done Being Quiet & You Should Be Too
It has been entirely too long since I've done an interview for the blog, and there's no better way to come back with a bang than with an interview with my husband, Marlon. Now, you all know that I try to be pretty transparent about my struggle with depression and anxiety, and you all are… Continue reading Interview: Married to Mental Illness
Okay, show of hands -- who knew that April is National Stress Awareness Month? I'll be the first to tell you that I sure didn't know, but once I found out, I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to bring you another gem I learned from a therapy session I had in… Continue reading The Best Therapy-Approved Way to Manage Stress
Let's be real -- we've all heard this phrase, "Family over everything" since we were younger. It's a phrase that has been instilled in us early on to remind us that no matter what happens and no matter who else comes into our lives, we shouldn't forget our family. After all, they are our blood,… Continue reading Let’s Rethink, “Family Over Everything”
TW: Suicide Before this gets started, let me just say that I'm sorry that this is the second post in a row where I'm talking about suicide. If you're new here, I promise my posts aren't always so dreary! This topic has been heavy on my mind lately, and I know that someone else may… Continue reading Reflective Meditation: What Is It & Why Should You Do It?