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

Photography Makeup Tips

I’m going to start by throwing my hands in the air and saying that I am neither a professional makeup artist, nor a professional photographer who owns high-end photography equipment. What I am, though, is a very enthusiastic lover of all things makeup and blogging and recently, photography. Still with me? Brilliant. Many bloggers are … Read morePhotography Makeup Tips

Supporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues

I initially created this blog to share my mental health experiences with others. I hoped to seek a connection with others, break the stigma against mental health issues, and start conversations about topics such as self-harm and depression. However, all of my blogs neglect something that I believe is absolutely important for those with mental … Read moreSupporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues

Finding an Oasis in Nature

As someone who has managed depression from early childhood into adulthood, I have learned a variety of different coping mechanisms to help me. Different things work for different people, just like the same coping mechanism won’t work for every situation. And it is extremely, extremely important for someone dealing with any kind of problem, not … Read moreFinding an Oasis in Nature

Fantastic

My family and I just went on vacation to Florida. On our way back to KC, we decided to stop at Fantastic Caverns, near Springfield, MO. I took many photos (scroll to the end of the post) in the caves, beautiful colors and high contrast. I was pretty snap-happy. I was surprised that I could … Read moreFantastic