Sistas How Ya’ll Feel?A Self Love Check-In

As a child, I remember my day dreams always consisted of me being someone different. With all the entertainment on television and pictures in magazines; the ideal beauty standard was clear. Thin. White. Flat butts. Busty. When there was representation of Black women; the standard was also very clear. Light Skin.Slim.Curvy. Busty. Voluptuous rear end.…

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6 Ways to Mental Health Care During COVID19

Mental health care may seem like such small potatoes on the menu of things to care about right now. With the COVID19 pandemic rapidly impacting all aspects of our life; we may not realize why right now it’s so important to focus on our mental health. Well you guys know me well enough to know…

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Disability Visibility- Why it Matters

Disability visibility may seem like a foreign phrase if you’ve never had a disability. Chances are you may not think about the lack of representation disability gets in media. And honestly, that’s to be expected. Most of us fail to think about things that don’t directly affect us even when we’re trying to be the…

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Social Media – How to Be More Intentional in Using It

Social media is as common as air these days. I remember a time when social media in it’s earliest form was just a burgeoning concept. The good ol’ days of AOL & Yahoo chat, Black Planet, MySpace and so on and so forth. Watching the evolution of social media right into my mobile devices has…

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Impostor Syndrome – What I’ve Learned

Impostor syndrome is a term that you may or may not be familiar with. It’s defined as: a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. – Psychology Today While it’s a term that we may more frequently hear now, it was coined by…

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Healing Isn’t Linear

When we experience trauma in our lives whether emotionally,mentally or physically; somewhere in our minds we have the desire to get over or to heal from said trauma. Self help books, talk show therapists and self proclaimed gurus alike often tell us that we can get over our pain. And they are correct, we can…

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4 Ways to Combat Your Depression

Here on this blog, you all KNOW how much mental health is a big deal. I try to share information I think will be helpful, so today’s post is no different! Did you know that one in ten adults suffer from depression? That seems like it is such a crazy statistic, but it’s true. And,…

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Navigating Travel Arrangements w/a Disability

I have always had anxiety issues since I was a little kid. Most people would never know when meeting me; but I have social anxiety to this day! Through therapeutic methods over the years both talking and medication; I’ve pretty much learned how to deal with my anxiety. At least I did, until my disability…

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Mental Health: Relinquishing the Grind Now Rest Later Theory

My entire childhood my parents instilled a healthy work ethic in me. Whether it was being vigorous and attentive in my chores or putting forth maximum effort in my school work; they ensured I put forth my best. I carried that work ethic into every job I ever took right into adulthood. I applied this…

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Reminder: Mental Health Illness is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

May is Mental Health Awareness month for those of you who don’t know. Across social media; informational posts and testimonies are being shared in solidarity with normalizing mental health and ending the stigma. Because I write so much about mental health on this blog; I was going to skip writing an official Mental Health Awareness…

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