Preface – Week One

Hey all! So just to fill you all in, this is the first post of a mini weekly series that I’m creating documenting my accomplishments and shortcomings of training for my first half marathon. Yes, a half marathon. 13.1 miles of crazy, but considering it’s only a half marathon, I would like to think that … Read morePreface – Week One

Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

The Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

I have been so lucky…the depression has been swept aside again (mostly). It’s a constant tug-a-war battle with the depression. There are good days, bad days, and mixed days. Heck, sometimes there are just days where I throw my hands up in the air and impatiently wait for a redo button to appear to try … Read moreThe Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

3, 2, Y..

You could shatter glass with the way you look at me. Nightingales singing their sweet song of summer couldn’t hold a torch to the way you make me feel. I ooze into a puddle, bones of jello on the warm concrete surface of your love. When I hear my name flow out of your mouth, … Read more3, 2, Y..

Mental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Last week, I heard someone say they couldn’t understand why they’re anxious when they have a pretty good life. I hear a lot of people say that, or question their problem, because they seem to have a pretty good life. People always inquire why this or that celebrity committed suicide because they had a great … Read moreMental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Femininely Badass as Fk

Someone the other day asked me how I would describe my style, the best way I could sum it up to be was “I’m aiming for the ‘she’s a bad ass and cute as hell, but I wouldn’t touch her without asking’ look” look.

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Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

The Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

It’s been a couple of months since my therapist introduced me to Brené Brown. Her book The Gifts of Imperfection changed my life; it helped me understand how to sit with my vulnerability and discover my authentic self. After finishing that book, I scoured bookstores and online websites for more of Brown’s work. I found her book I … Read moreThe Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

Three, Two, Done…

Sweating to an unusual degree. The symptom of an incurable disease. Face covered, slippery and thick like ghee. Life’s a looper. Looping us in a maladroit manner. Panic. Perfidious and manic. Just like Rococo, I think I’ve had it. I’m taciturn, clinging to the stanchion. A hawser round my neck and it starts to burn. … Read moreThree, Two, Done…