#HealthChronicles: Listening to Your Body’s Cues

Have you ever felt a discomfort in your body like something just wasn’t quite right but you ignored it? You thought to yourself that it “wasn’t that serious” or perhaps you felt the doctor might treat your concerns trivially. If you’re reading this, I’m sure at one time or another you’ve felt that way. I…

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The Implications of Being Fat & Disabled

Throughout my journey with mental and physical health; I’ve documented it through blogging. It’s been a way for me to put my feelings into perspective and also educate those who may lack knowledge or information in their own care. When I first received the diagnosis that I had thyroid disease, and learning how hypothyroidism affects…

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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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My Truth: Life with Arthritis

I remember being a kid and hearing my mom and Nana sitting in the kitchen discussing my grandmother’s hands and all the pain she was having. How she couldn’t grip things like she once could, the disfiguring of her knuckles, her need for a cane that transitioned to a walker and finally to a wheelchair.…

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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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My Body Journey: Let’s Chat WLS

When I first set out to blog, I didn’t know that being a fat body would become a conversation. However, as I began to share more about myself and my life; there was no way not to discuss my experience in a fat body because that is how I’ve navigated thru the majority of my…

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#MentalHealth: My Truth about Anxiety

Anxiety is a word that I hear used often in daily conversation. There isn’t a day that when I am in conversation, or scrolling social media that the topic of anxiety doesn’t come up. Anxiety Defined Anxiety is defined as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with…

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New Year Same Me

Every new year all across the globe; people are gearing up to shed their bad habits, toxic relationships, and whatever else they feel is holding them back from being the amazing human being they desire to be. You see it all over social media up and down your timeline; heck you might even be that…

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Moving On: The Journey of Healing

A month ago I sat down at the very laptop I’m typing on right now, and explained that I needed to focus on my health journey and my healing. I was in the depths of a depressive episode and didn’t feel compelled to be blogging a la Carrie Bradshaw. And though my depressive episode is…

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