Golden Glow, Writing Series, Writings

Acts of Self-Love

Self love is love without distractions.

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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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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)

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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)

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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

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Medication Hesitation

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

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Friend to Yourself

As a moment of clarity, I'm mentally struggling right now. I've hit a wall all semester about self-worth, anxiety, motivation, depression, self-care, writer's block, fear, and everything else. I'm blessed beyond belief to be at an amazing school like Chapel Hill in amazing programs, but I can't help but feel lost, unprepared, and weak. Part of… Continue reading Friend to Yourself

Magnificent Musings, Writings

Resting in Him over Striving Alone

I completely had a different post ready to put up but I had a series of epiphanies and God gave me a potential answer to a question I've been wrestling with for months. It may not work out this way but God wants me to share this moment, uncertainty and all, to be a future… Continue reading Resting in Him over Striving Alone

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Dating with Depression

I've talked about father-child relationships, romantic relationships, relationships with pets, and even art/music interacting with itself. The central element to all of these relationships has a level of intention and purpose. Today, I wanted to talk about one of the hardest relationships, internal conflict and how that affects others. Today's post was inspired by a… Continue reading Dating with Depression