Getting Familiar with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

When I was growing up I remember lots of adults offering commentary on my weight. I was usually the bigger one among my peers so I had grown accustomed to unsolicited advice. I distinctly remember someone once asking my mom if I had a thyroid issue. Over the years I would have a few doctors…

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Dummies Guide to Depression: 6 Basic Facts

I know, I know; it would seem absurd that in this day and age that I would even need to make a plea like this. You would think with all the resources and statistics available, people would understand that depression is not simply “the blues”, or a normal sadness or a “white people’s” disease. Yet,…

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Why I’m Failing at Self Love

I’ve fancied myself a self love guru for quite some time now. I’m here for body positive affirmations and views. I’m here for my plus size women owning their fashion, their confidence and the way the view themselves verses how society may view them. Yes, I’ve got the t-shirt, the key chain, the membership card…

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There’s No Neat Way

I often separate my depression blog entries from my mommy blog. I mean, parenthood is supposed to be more about the growing pains of family life; how could depression possibly fit into that? Yea. Right. The more things change within my family dynamic I realize I can’t really separate these two facets of my life.…

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Self Care Is Important

As the seasons change many of us in the world will be combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is when a person’s mood drastically changes due to the change in seasons. Some of my worst depressive episodes have been experienced during this time. I know A LOT of mothers who are grappling with depression and…

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5 Things to Know About Tourette’s Syndrome

Click here to check out my contributing article to Atlanta Area Mom’s Blog.

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Life is a Tilt-a-Whirl

Without the option of getting off. That’s what I feel like right now. I just gave birth two weeks ago, and surprisingly, I am adjusting pretty well. It’s everything else that has my head spinning! Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean life slows down so you can keep up. I wish! Within the…

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Pregnant While Depressed

I thought of a million ways to address this subject during the course of my pregnancy. I couldn’t figure out a way to broach the subject. Then I reminded myself about how candid I’ve always been in sharing my battle with mental health  (see this blog) and that this blog post should be no different.…

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