#HealZone Journal Prompt: Day Two.

Day Two Question: Be Honest. How do you feel at this moment? Response: Honestly, I feel like Sugar Honey Iced Tea. My mood (anxiety & depression) has been high and low. The roller coaster ride has left me feeling ill and tired. The tired I feel is a very “fed up” feeling. I am still…

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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.

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…

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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…

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To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

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 the…

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