Let’s Chat: I’m Depressed

If you’re not new to my blog or my social media platforms, then you know that I’m no stranger to the struggles with mental health. I have shared very openly about my highs and lows over the the last 24 years. I even have a whole blog solely dedicated to one of my longest battles…

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#MentalHealth : So Are We Talking About it Yet?

This past week, news outlets and media rocked the nation when they announced suicides from two prominent folks in the fashion and culinary industry. Across social media, outpourings of shock, concern and cries for people to check in on their loved ones were posted one right after the other. Hashtags galore instructing people to acknowledge…

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33 Lessons in 33 Years

As I reflect on my 33rd year on this planet, I realize I’ve experienced a lot in a relative short amount of time. Below are 33 lessons I’ve personally learned in 33 years! 1. Mistakes will be made but they’re not to be dwelled upon. 2. Growth is a painful but productive necessity. 3. All…

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To Live or Exist: How I’m Coping w/Chronic Pain

I remember laying on the table at the orthopedist’s office with nothing but a gown and panties on; wondering why I didn’t wear a cuter pair of panties and thinking ‘It can’t be too bad.’ But in my heart of hearts I knew it was that bad. For over a year I’ve had a debilitating…

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Depression- The Unfashionable Side of Life

Whenever people ask “How are you?” I find myself wondering exactly how I should answer that polite greeting. You see, most of us know when people ask you that; they don’t mean it. It’s simply a way to say hello and appease a social quota that most of us feel obligated to ask. Because of…

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Blogger Lessons: Stay True to YOU

Here it is only 6 days into 2018 and I already have something on my mind that I need to put into words. And that’s ok because that’s what I’ve been doing the entire time I’ve had a blogging career. I do a lot of thinking; hard to believe sometimes since I have so much…

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Her Story: Tiffiany

Name: Tiffiany Procedure Type: Gastric sleevectomy Age: 30 Starting weight: 472 Surgery weight: 401 Current weight: 275-279 Goal weight: 180(I’d really be content at 195 lmao) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? In January 2015 I stepped on the scale and it said 472lbs which is a weight I’d never…

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All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Recovery has been an absolute draaaag albeit necessary.  I have slid back into my 9-5 though thanks to the graciousness of my boss; I am working from home. I almost sorta kinda miss my desk; but hubby has rearranged our bedroom to include a little office space for moi. I thank God everyday for a…

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Things Looking Up

That’s right! The awful wait is over and ya girl is fabulously cancer free! I don’t think I can ever adequately describe the fear that enveloped my mind at the thought of having cancer of any sort. I briefly discussed it here. I tried my best to take the “wait and see” approach and to…

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Note to the Depressed: ARMOUR Method

This morning I found myself having a conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I’ve known for over 10 years now. This conversation was prompted by a post I made: This prompted an impromptu dialogue between both of us. During that conversation she expressed her thoughts about her own struggle with depression. The things…

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