12 Tips for Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam: The Holidays, Mourning, & Self-Care.

12 Tips for Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam: The Holidays, Mourning, & Self-Care.

**A throwback post I have previously written for another blog over a year ago. Originally written 11/17/2016** Personal Testimony: This will be the fourth holiday season without my mom. The fourth year I prepare food she alone taught me how to cook. The fourth time I wish I could call her for some tips because [...]

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“Stay Strong!” A Message From a Stranger.

“Stay Strong!” A Message From a Stranger.

Usually, when you see writing on the bathroom stall it's something disgusting, foolish, and mind-numbing. This two-word message came just in time...

Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

"I want to unlearn how to hate me." A sentence from one of my letters to God. I wanted to take just a moment to express thoughts and feelings about how I have fallen into the trap of hating myself. It's a trap that was set many years ago and we fall into it usually [...]

Daddy & Me Conversations.

Daddy & Me Conversations.

Moments of transparency I am willing to share of conversations between me and my heavenly father.

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

How being strong, black, and proud is not a treatment for mental illness. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and compulsive eating. (Update: PTSD and recurrent depression.) I have no shame in admitting that to anyone anymore because I know that I am not alone. I also want you and all the members of [...]