I like to do giveaways featuring products that I would a) Use and b) That are helpful towards self care. Do you love diffusing essential oils? Or maybe you've never tried it and want to! How adorable is this essential oil diffuser from Oline Naturals? Absolutely love it. The second product I am giving away… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway: Enter To Win Before 12/21!
Yeah, sooo people really seem to enjoy secrets about people. I can't blame you. I love them too. I want to know what makes someone relate to me, what do we have in common, what is our shared "thing". I don't shy away from being an open book, I am who I am. I am… Continue reading I still suck my thumb, I date black men and 3 other secret facts about me
Within the last year and a half, I had an ex boyfriend complete suicide, I broke up with a boyfriend of 3 years, my 7 year old beagle had to be put down, I resigned from a job I had for close to 4 years and I went through another break up. I am going… Continue reading Getting Through The Grief: Short Stories of Love and Death
"Do I really HAVE to go?..Okay fine I am going but I am only staying an hour" It's that time of year where you get invited to allll the holiday parties and you're like wow I really don't wanna fucking go..right? Maybe its a work party, maybe its a family gathering, maybe its just friends.… Continue reading Overstimulated and Obligated: 6 Tips For The Holiday Party Season
Childhood sexual abuse, rape, incest and sexual coercion and all forms of sexual trauma impact us for the rest of our lives. What people don't understand is that it isn't just our sex lives that it affected. It is not being able to trust people. It is not being able to feel joy during sex.… Continue reading 10 Essential Tips: Healing From Sexual Trauma
Sexual trauma can be a variety of things. Sexual trauma can occur when you are coerced into sexual relations with someone you know. Sexual trauma can be molestation from a family member at a young age. Sexual trauma can be when a stranger rapes you. Sexual trauma could be when you are fighting with your… Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Sexual Trauma Survivors
"Don’t talk about it, pray about it." "You’re gonna pay to talk to somebody? Talk to me for free." "Put it in God's hands." "They don’t need to know all your business, you trying to open a case?!" These are some common responses I’ve heard in my field of mental health with minorities, specifically within… Continue reading “Put It In God’s Hands” Commentary From Working With The Black Community in Mental Health
Forgiveness is something that typically people (and the perpetrator) expect a victim to come to terms with, wouldn't you agree? You've seen it in crime series on TV or during a press conference where a family talks about the verdict. "We forgive him/her for doing XYZ to our family member" Forgiveness is supposed to bring… Continue reading Forgiving Toxic People: 1 Way Forgiveness Can Be Earned PLUS 3 Bible Verses I don’t Agree With
Anxiety is very common. You probably know someone in your life that has an anxiety disorder in some form. Anxiety accounts for more than 3 million cases in the United States alone. Since it is one of the more common mental health conditions, it can be easy to overlook your symptoms as just "not that… Continue reading Are You Ignoring Your Anxiety Symptoms?
Mental illness is viewed by a lot of people as a choice or that somehow we caused these conditions. A choice to be sad for attention, a choice to feel anxious so we don't have to go, a choice to not eat out of vanity, a choice to overthink memories or a choice to have… Continue reading Do You Think Mental Illness Is A Choice? Read This, PLUS A Screenshot