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

Depression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad … Read moreDepression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?

As many people with depression know, living with it is tricky. You can have good days and bad days. For me, sometimes it could go on for weeks or months before I find relief from the depression. It’s always about managing it, learning to enjoy the small happy moments, and trying to remember you’re worth … Read moreDepression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?

10 simple but unconventional rules of fat loss

  Make no mistake: fat loss is an industry. The market is flooded with gimmicks and gadgets, programmes and diets – all of which claim to help you shed the blubber, and all of which stand to profit from your well-intentioned dedication. As a result, the public’s perceived wisdom on fat loss is not always … Read more10 simple but unconventional rules of fat loss

14 Reasons I Think You Should Blog

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” —William Wordsworth Over the course of my life, I’ve embraced a number of different hobbies: movies, video games, drawing, just to name a few. But none of them have changed my life or brought me as much satisfaction as blogging. In almost too many ways to count, … Read more14 Reasons I Think You Should Blog