Smile More, Stress Less

Why do we stress more than we smile? Smiling is such a beautiful thing; it brightens a day, brings on a sort of refreshing and therapeutic atmosphere and it just feels good. So, why is it so hard sometimes to smile more than we frown? Is it because of life? Is it because the stress…

My 2020 Word

I’ve seen several posts on Instagram or Twitter asking, “what is your one word for 2020?” I believe this has now taken place of your once dedicated resolutions. People aren’t setting resolutions, they are putting one word into the universe and moving towards living by that word. I decided to try that this year; instead…

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…

Life After the Storm

Everyone has trials in life; and if you don’t, then I’d be hesitant to applaud you for never having a trying time in your life. But, again, it sounds like an exciting life. For those of us who have experienced any type of negativity in our lives, knows that at times it is hard to…

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…

Letting Go and Letting the Universe Handle it

How many times do we hold on to the stress and weight of others’ burdens? Why are the individuals labeled “strong” not allowed to be human? Sometimes, letting go is a means of survival. It is a stress reliever, it diminishes levels of anxiety, etc. The simple art of letting situations go and allowing them…

Just a Few Gems I Keep Close.

There is no shame in needing. Sometimes, you have to cry for no reason to find peace. Sometimes, life is hard. Life hurts. And it can suck. But it gets better with time. Time truly does heal all things; let time consume your pain. You have to dig deep for happiness; it’s ok to admit…

A letter to 2019.

I went through some very interesting circumstances this year; some that I’ve never been through before, some even that I have barely been ok enough to talk about. I wasn’t always being 100% for the important people in my life. I wasn’t present for a lot of people I love this year. I wasn’t present…