So, if I was to write a letter to you – to all the peopleout there who feel burdened with grief, who feel less than, who are struggling to stay afloat and navigate the harsh waters of their reality, I would start with Dear Loved One.
In a perfect world it would be easy to say "this is one meal, I'm going to enjoy it," but in the United States about two-thirds of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese and about half of adult Americans are trying to lose weight at any given time (CDC, 2018). This time of the … Continue reading Tips for Getting Through Social Eating
“You’ll shoot your eye out.” Not the best movie, but definitely a cult classic that I convinced JP to watch last year. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are things we can’t see.” The Polar Express was the first book my grandmother bought me as a child that I … Continue reading Day 315, Quote 39: “All is calm, all is bright.”
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. - F. Scott Fitzgerald Far too often we find ourselves thinking about what we don’t have. When we goal set we’re thinking of everything we have to do in order to get where we want to be. When we scroll online, we see … Continue reading Day 304, Quote 38 “Life starts all over again”
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”