I hate when it's quiet, but there's something about the early morning before JP gets up, as the coffee pot is going that makes me calm. Typically, when it's quiet I can hear my pulse. As a kid when I tried to explain this to my dad he didn't understand when I said I could … Continue reading Day 229, Quote 26: “Live your truth”
Even when I'm alone, I've gotten in the habit of talking to myself out loud. I'm sure that sounds crazy, but sometimes talking about it in an open space helps me think more clearly through the steps to solve the problem.
We're shifting. I've been running on movie quotes this year and JP and I have been watching A LOT of movies. The spring was tough and there were more date night's in,s o we revisited some of our favorites and found some new ones. Some inspired me and struck something that made me want to … Continue reading Day 159, Quote 14: “Brave does not mean…”
I've talked about Alicia before. She's younger than me. She's a junior in college and I'm 27. Without social media our paths would have never crossed. Without peanut butter we would've never started talking. Without talking we would've never seen past the social media posts and learned that we are more alike than we could've … Continue reading Life of A Fit College Student Series: “It’s Your Turn Traditional Dozen – Mental Health and School Work”
This is my friend Ahmad. He pretty much started this series. What I mean is it was his words that set something off in me that made me think about the larger problem at hand. Yes, I am working through my own anxiety, my own PTSD, and I have no issue talking about it. But, … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series: Post 11 “Life in My Days: 22 Years of Mental Illness and Counting”
There have been quite a few who have reached out to share their stories and how mental health has impacted them, their families and what they believe to be their ability to be a mother. We know that events trigger us to develop these disorders we've been talking about in this series, but I don't … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series: Post 10 “A Fight Worth Fighting”
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I'm sure there's a third cause out there that was also supposed to be highlighted and educate the public. I will not downplay that both of these causes are important. 1 in 8 women are impacted by breast cancer. 1 in 3 … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series: Post 9 “Scarlet Letter”
When I emailed with Sarah, she told me that she had pushed aside her anxiety out of how I might sound to someone else. She's not the only one. There are so many people that have experienced various traumas, almost all of which are out their control, but yet they take on shame. We are … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series: Post 8 “I Am Not What Happened To Me, I Am What I Choose To Become.”