Self love is love without distractions.
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)
When I face hardships in life that leave me hurt and frustrated I move. Recently I find myself searching the face of God through my art. I am pushing myself to try new things and learn how to use what stands out in my environment as a conscious check-in to what I am feeling on the… Continue reading Movement Monday!
Yesterday was the hardest day of the year for me...I got fired. I just started a new job last Friday closer to home and based in Miami! I was so happy about not having to commute an hour to and from work and that I would be working with adolescents struggling with Substance Abuse. It… Continue reading You’re Fired!
What LEVEL are you on? I had some issues with my housing situation in which I needed to move, but my landlord said if I broke my lease he would take me to court and sue me. I tried everything to get out of the situation: spoke to a lawyer, called code enforcement, and even… Continue reading Level Up Your Faith
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)
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)
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
When dealing with mental health, it's difficult on navigating what is right and what is wrong to do. Is the issue something situational? Is the issue chemical? Is it something that can be modified by behavior? Do you have to use a combination of all of them? Yes. The answer is yes. Around a month… Continue reading Medication Hesitation
Today seemed like a perfect day to write about the little appreciated necessity when we were kids that we wish we could go back and truly enjoy now, SLEEP! It's funny how little we appreciate from a simple thing like powering down for a few hours when we were young. What's even weirder is that… Continue reading The Power of Naps