I Stress Ate During A Pandemic – Here’s What Happened

I’ve been on an intentional weight loss journey since September 2019. My reasons are not those of vanity; but a means to an end to my arthritic pain. Yep. I have to get smaller to get a hip replacement. I managed to lose a total of 60bs during that time. And then a COVID19 happened.…

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Mental Health Awarness Month

Mental Health Awareness month comes around every year in May; but as far as I’m concerned mental health awareness is EVERY DAY. Hi, my name is Alicia and I am a mental health patient. I’ve shared very openly on this blog about my journey with mental health and you can check it out here. Why…

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Regression – How to Over Come It

Regression is the ultimate taboo in any type of recovery journey; at least that’s what it can feel like. However, regression or relapse can be more common than you think. Hence, the need to have an open and candid conversation about it. Regression Defined Regression: noun – a return to a former or less developed…

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Grieving During a Pandemic Is NORMAL

When COVID-19 began to circulate in the news and rapidly reach pandemic status; many of us were stunned. After all, with so many different interpretations of what was going on with this virus, much of the world didn’t know what to think. Now We’re Here Whether we were prepared or not; pandemic status became our…

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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 internalizedĀ fearĀ 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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