It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and I couldn’t think of a better time to give my brain a hug than right now. As we all know, mental health, mental illness, and wellness as a whole does not look the same for everyone. Depression and anxiety aren’t the only mental illnesses that exist, and we have … Continue reading Five Mistakes I Made During my Mental Health Journey
Photo by Ree on Pexels.com As a woman of color, I grew up knowing that I'd always have to work twice as hard to compensate for the fact that I am a woman of color trying to be successful. It is exhausting to have to always hold yourself to a higher standard and somehow still … Continue reading Exploring the Imposter Syndrome
Every new year we make an effort to lie to ourselves for two weeks about improving our diet, exercise plans, budgets, and career goals. Honestly, with impending doom at every corner here in the states, my resolution should be to stay alive. All jokes aside, though, it's always the same old BS, and it's time … Continue reading Resolutions?
"Oh, I didn't know you were suffering." Although the phone was to my ear, I stepped back. Suffering? Me? I hadn't realized that in the whirlwind of emotions, I was experiencing the toll it took on my health. It was either that or the fact that I compartmentalized so much of my feelings and traumas … Continue reading Heal
Don't worry, I'm still stewing in guilt gumbo for my "posting schedule..." I've been working on the Creepcon video and post over the last week and a half and this amazing thing happened. After HOURS filming, editing (which was hard AF), I finally finished the video and as I exported it to Youtube it corrupted … Continue reading #DEVASTED
(Refer to the pimp counsel scene from Willie Dynamite for the title of this weeks post.) I had an enlightening time with Anna Sommers at Athleta for a vision board party. I usually avoid these because I have a vague idea of what I consider my visions to be. Like everyone else, I write lists, … Continue reading You Gotta Have Vision!
What's weird about self-care is how much we talk ourselves out of needing it. I've not seen my therapist since March, I've screwed up my skin care regimen, I don't have enough wine at home, and I journal sporadically. I'm extremely burnt out from work and an extended weekend seemed like a dream come true....except … Continue reading Put the Self in Self Care
IT'S STORYTIME! Confidence and self-esteem tend to go hand in hand in most cases, and I don't know about you, but I usually fake both! However, after attending the Beauty Summit in New York hosted by Create & Cultivate, I realized I was selling myself short. I talked myself out of taking more pictures, and … Continue reading Create & Cultivate Beauty Summit