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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3 Examples of Sabotage and How to Avoid Them! Self-Care Saturday.

3 Examples of Sabotage and How to Avoid Them! Self-Care Saturday.

Yoooo! It's been a while since I posted. I've been going through all the things and I have learned so much these past 6 months and I've got so much to share with you. One of them being sabotage. Whether it be intentional or not, caused by an outside source or caused by yourself, beware of sabotage. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]