Self-Care Sunday: Family Time

This past week, and in the past few weeks, there has been a lot of heavy revelations that have come to us through social media. Some of us have seen video footage of police brutality (and for those who have chosen to not watch, I understand), physical assault, frightening confrontation between protestors and law enforcement,…

How to Help Your Kid Cope with Quarantine

With my last few posts, it’s clear I don’t have to stress the overwhelming nature of this pandemic and quarantine is causing; however, there is one more population that is also dealing with the pandemic, and that is our beautiful babies. My daughter is 6, and despite her being so young, she is well aware…

Be Kind. Don’t Share that Post.

Please. For the sake of those you love and care about who get triggered by violence, do not share videos of brutal violence and death. I understand awareness is everything, but there are enough articles and information that gets disseminated that will paint the picture. And if you’re thinking “what if they’re lying?” Well, darkness…

Let’s Just Be Happy.

There have been many instances during this pandemic that I have seen people pushing to start businesses, take up new hobbies, work out, eat better, get fresh air, etc. If you want me to be honest, #issalot. I know that for some, this much needed time inside is allowing us to thrive into new topics…

Essential Workin’

Day ……. whatever the hell in quarantine. First, let me sing praises to ANY AND ALL essential workers during this time. I know many people in this pandemic that have to work tirelessly to ensure health and safety of others. I do not attempt to compare or bring down any job; however, I also do…

2019 Reflections

When I first thought of this post, I wanted to discuss all the things that I did not accomplish, that I have been kicking myself for so far this month.  Instead of harping on what I did not accomplish, I took the time to remind myself of the things I did accomplish this year.  These things…

Let’s Be Different This Year.

So my birthday was on Sunday, and overall I cannot complain with how things went. I had some me time, bought myself a nice outfit, even decided to put myself together instead of sitting around in my sweats all day (my original plan). Throughout my day, I saw this post on Instagram, and it felt…

Been a While.

So, a lot has happened since my last post. Good things, but things nonetheless. So, I moved. I fled the nest that I’ve known for 27 years of my life. It was very scary at first, and I don’t really think my body and mind have settled into the anxiety, but I did it and…

Choose. Yourself. Every. Time.

So, a lot has happened in the last 12 weeks or so, things that have made my begin a transition into a new chapter in my life that I am so excited for. It also taught me a valuable lesson about myself. So, in April, due to my own personal mental health, I took a…

“You Don’t Look Sick” – Why You Should Stop Saying This

A few weeks ago, I went to the doctor to discuss an extension on medical leave that I had. I had a conversation with him about what I was experiencing in relation to my depression and anxiety. During the conversation, he made a statement to me that sort of bothered me. He said “you don’t…