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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My Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam Journal.

My Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam Journal.

This past week I contributing guest on The Spoken Black Girl blog. I spoke about the holidays, mourning, and self-care. I mentioned that I would exercise some of the ideas I shared in that post. Below is my first journal entry for the holidays season. I won't be posting a daily entry, but I will post as often as necessary to as apart of keeping myself whole while still in mourning during the holidays. So, I did a few things for myself this Thanksgiving.

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 [...]