Trigger Warning: Suicide Alright, here's another one that's super difficult for me to write. I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately, but each one really gets harder and harder. However, I know that this post needs to be written so that I can be honest with myself and honest with all of… Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Okay, so if you haven't figured it out by now based on my previous blogs, I am very emotional. I don't think there's anything wrong with expressing yourself, having a good cry, or feeling emotions in general. However, we live in a society where a man isn't supposed to cry, or else he's "acting like… Continue reading What’s So Important About Feelings? — ‘Side Effect of Feelings’ Episode Review of Amanda Seales’ Podcast
Bring out the bottles of Arbor Mist, guys! I am so excited because, on September 20th, my husband and I will have been married for one full year. Not many people can say that, so I'm truly thankful. Trust me, we are not perfect by a long shot, but I've learned so much in this… Continue reading It’s Our Wedding Anniversary! 5 Things I’ve Learned After Being Married for One Year
Have you been struggling with your mental health for a while now, but you feel like nothing is helping? Are you feeling discouraged and stuck in what feels like an everlasting funk because you've tried everything and have no clue what else to do? Trust me, I've been there, and I might be able to… Continue reading What is an ESA and How Can It Help Your Depression and Anxiety?
This one is going to be a bit difficult to write and even harder to let you guys read, but Let's Flourish Together is all about self-betterment , and as a mental health advocate, I'm hoping this helps someone else understand their mental state more. My readers who've been following me since I wrote my… Continue reading My Most Vulnerable Post Yet: Does This Common Mental Illness Affect You Too?
Alright, it's time to get a bit serious here. Bear with me because it's about to get deep. Now, I know what most of you are thinking just by reading the title -- "Wait. Since when does she write about politics? Isn't this blog supposed to be about empowering each other and spreading positivity?" In… Continue reading Should We Strive to be More Like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Ahem, ahem. Alexa, play "Welcome Back" by Mase. Yes, I am back, and it feels sooooo good to be writing to you all again. It's been a few months since I've posted a blog, but I don't want to just hop back into the swing of things. No, you all deserve an explanation as to… Continue reading Bouncing Back – Why Have I Been Gone For So Long?
Okay, so let's keep it real. How many of us have started to work out regularly and eat healthy foods but then quickly fall off the wagon? It's okay because I've been there too plenty of times. It's so frustrating because you start off feeling so confident and excited as you get on a routine work out… Continue reading Inspirational Social Media Influencers Who Will Help You Get Your Body Right!
April is National Poetry Month, and as a poet myself, I couldn't be more excited! Writing, in general, helps me express myself in ways that I can't verbally, but poetry is my go-to source. I definitely recommend that everyone try to write a poem at least once or twice in their life just to get… Continue reading 3 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Okay, so I've had enough of reading about the coronavirus. Anyone else? Good. Let's take our minds off of this for just a second, and we'll discuss something that's very important to me. I want to introduce you all to cognitive behavioral therapy. According to the American Psychological Association, "cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a… Continue reading Be Your Own Therapist Using a Cognitive Behavioral Approach!