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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Dear Reader – A Recap of My Thoughts on Current Events

If there’s anything 2020 has reaffirmed for me is that things can change in a blink of an eye. Just a little over a year ago, I was coming out of my full time job in order to better care for my health. My worries and concerns about finances, health care, my mobility, my ability…

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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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Chronic Illness Voices on Instagram

Chronic illness was not always apart of my story. The last 4 years has changed my life in a way I could’ve never foreseen. While the journey has not been an easy one; I am absolutely grateful for all that I’ve learned. I did not learn as much as I did without the assistance of…

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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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My 400 LB Life

My 400 lb life may seem like click bait; but I promise you it is not! My name is AP and I really am 400+ lbs…440 (depending on the day lol) to be exact. Most of you reading this are probably cringing at the very thought of ever being my size. It’s probably made you…

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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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