Education, Family, Writings

Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)

I remember going to make pottery or being a "body-guard" for my grandmother during events when I was little. I thought the nerve of these events to not have any snacks, coloring books, or TV to watch. Why would anyone come to an event without food? To this day, I'm still not sure why. In… Continue reading Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)

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Health, Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Writings

What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

I'm smart. I read well. I can do math at a high level. I'm talented in multiple fields of art, music, and communication. I understand conceptual problems with relative ease and enjoy good philosophical exercises. However, paperwork, emails, and essays give me anxiety. Missed text messages and interpersonal conflict can keep my mind tied up… Continue reading What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

God, Health, Life, Personal Stories, Reflections, Writings

My Diagnosis: Inattentive Type (Cocoon)

When people talk about ADHD, they think about the kid that can't sit still in class. They think about the boys that get into trouble all the time. Or the girl that can't stop talking a mile a minute. Well, Tuesday it was confirmed that I do have ADHD Inattentive type and the best thing… Continue reading My Diagnosis: Inattentive Type (Cocoon)

Health, Inspiration, Personal Stories, Writings

A Continuation of my Mental Health Story

I've written multiple times about my struggles with Mental Health. I've talked about Depression multiple times over, Anxiety, ADHD, Medication, and Social Media Addiction. I'm going into another phase of the process. Getting essential help. A few months ago I completely broke down. Mentally I couldn't take it anymore and collapsed under the pressure. I couldn't finishing… Continue reading A Continuation of my Mental Health Story

Family, Life, Personal Stories, Reflections, Writings

Echoes of My Father (Giving Up Alcohol)

The older I get, the more I start to fill out my Dad's shoes. I look in the mirror and see him daily. I speak and I hear his voice. I've come to a place of peace about most things but I struggle with becoming him when I look at the bottle. I spoke a… Continue reading Echoes of My Father (Giving Up Alcohol)

Family, God, Inspiration, Letters, Writings

How Prayer Saved My Grandmother & Me

I've talked before about my grandmother and the way she molded my life for the better. She had a cameo as my angel in my Letter to Black Women and frankly, I can talk about her until I'm blue in the face. But, the story I want to share today is how a simple prayer changed my… Continue reading How Prayer Saved My Grandmother & Me