Happy Thursday, everyone! I've had a very busy month since my blog post 'Suicidal Thoughts: It's Okay Not to be Okay' came out. I've had a lot of people reaching out to me across different platforms to share their stories and ask for advice, and I truly feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity… Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts Part II: Kindness Is Key
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
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?
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 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!
Hey, guys! It's been a little over a month since I've posted a blog for you all because my last semester of school has been so hectic. Nevertheless, I am back, and I have a good one for you all today! So, this coronavirus has most of us feeling gloomy and depressed, and we are… Continue reading Self-Quarantine Gives You Time to Practice Self-Care!
As humans, it's only natural that we feel emotions. Anger, sadness, joy, fear -- you name it, we feel it. What's important to remember is that it is perfectly okay to feel whatever emotion you're feeling, but it's just as important to convey those emotions to your loved ones in the most effective way possible.… Continue reading How to Effectively Express Your Feelings
In my blog about therapy that I posted a few months ago, I mentioned that I went to pre-marital counseling and learned many great ways to keep a happy, healthy relationship. We also went to a financial literacy class, which was one-part group couples counseling and one-part learning how to save and spend wisely. One… Continue reading 6 Ways to Become an Empathetic Listener