Mental Health

A Long Overdue Mental Health Update And Recommitment

Hey! Hello! Wow, it has been quite a while since I posted on this blog. In recent months my focus has kinda shifted. I love sharing my stories with you all and being open with my struggles with anxiety and depression. But to be honest, I became slightly discouraged by how few people actually read or were receptive to my…

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Finding Healing Through Sharing My Story
Mental Health

Finding Healing Through Sharing My Story

Last weekend I was booked to do two speaking engagements. On Friday I was a panelist for an event called “Let’s Talk About Black Women and Trauma” hosted by The Sisters’ Couch. It was an intimate and powerful conversation held at Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit (which smelled amazing by the way). The audience members asked great questions and were…

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Finding The Courage To Follow Your Calling
Mental Health

Finding The Courage To Follow Your Calling

I’ve worked quite a few jobs since entering the workforce in my teens. From fast food, to retail, to banking. And now public radio. While all these jobs were in different industries, I had one common experience while working them: Restlessness. Every job I’ve had, no matter how much I made, how much I loved it, or how great my…

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Mental Health

Why I Need To Apologize For Being A Mental Health Hypocrite

I have a confession to make. I’ve been a huge hypocrite. I write blog posts and statuses, and attend events preaching the importance of mental health awareness and encouraging people to take care of themselves. But I haven’t been taking my own advice. My mental health has been on a huge decline. My anxiety and depression are kicking my butt.…

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Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parenting

I’m getting divorced. There, I said it.

I’m getting divorced. [Cue judgmental and shameful looks] That’s part of the reason my blogging has pretty much been on hiatus since December. But, I’ve realized that I’ve shared so much of my life and battles with those who take the time to read my blog, how could I not share this painful, yet transformative time in my life? Anyone…

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Mental Health

A Natural Disaster

Find this poem and more on my other blog: Musings of a Black Girl We are fire. Setting the world aflame. The spark between us like crimson embers. Our passion leaving ashen ruins in our wake. Embattled affection. Fault lines in fractured Earth. Shifting and quaking. Unsteadying the ground beneath our feet. A yearning Like frigid wind and stinging rain.…

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Mental Health

Complicated

My Mind and I We have a complicated relationship. I love the way we weavetogetherwords creating worlds. Writing ourself into infinite lives. How it recalls my dearest memories. My favorite food. My best friends. Some of my best choices. Many of my worst mistakes. I love how it talks my heart out of doing dumb things. Reminding it what happened…

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Mental Health

It’s been 9 months since my anxiety diagnosis. Here’s what has changed.

I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor yesterday. It has been 9 months since I was sobbing in her office because I was tired of fighting with my mind. Now, as time passes, I remember less and less about the broken woman that I was. Everyone feels anxiety – that’s just life. And it’s not always bad. I mean,…

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Mental Health, Parenting

To Cry Or Not To Cry In Front Of Your Kids?

Crying is instinctual. It’s one of the first things we do when we enter the world. Nobody teaches us how. It’s second nature, like breathing. It’s our only way of communicating our needs before we learn to talk. So why, if it’s so natural, does it become taboo later in life? Do you ever feel like you need to cry,…

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