Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

As 30 peeks around the corner, and I continue to grow as an individual, wife and mom; my tolerance for certain things dwindles. It’s exhausting enough to keep up with the kids, entrepreneurial aspirations, and my marriage. So, letting in the energy of ridiculousness is unacceptable. Here is my quick shit list of what I don’t have time to deal with: Belly Fat UGGHHH, if … Continue reading Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

5K Walk For Mental Health

October 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) engages in an intense campaign to raise awareness about mental illness and dismantle the stigma. According to NAMI, 1 out of every 5 adults in the United States will experience a mental illness during their lifespan. Thus, if you look into the mirror or in around you, it … Continue reading 5K Walk For Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Mental illness, specifically untreated depression, is the leading cause of suicide. You are not alone. Seek help. Mental illness is real. You can survive and thrive. Logic recently performed “1-800-273-8255” at the VMAs sharing his struggles with depression and suicidal ideation. I want you to be alive.-Logic https://youtu.be/_Ju6Q8Azcmg Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you need to talk … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit

Natural disasters can significantly impact the mental health of many including those directly impacted, first responders, survivors of previous natural disasters, and those watching the coverage. Mental Health America (2017) identifies the following common reactions to natural disasters. Disbelief and shock Fear and anxiety about the future Disorientation; difficulty making decisions or concentrating Apathy and emotional numbing Nightmares and reoccurring thoughts about the event Irritability … Continue reading How To Cope When A Natural Disaster Hit

Reconnecting with the Woman in the Mirror

  Reconnecting with the Woman in the Mirror I have always found myself running behind and taking care of others. That is the type of person that I am. I strive off acknowledgment and the idea that I make a difference in someone’s life. I want to be the person that people could depend on. It wasn’t until my depression got the best of me … Continue reading Reconnecting with the Woman in the Mirror

Sticky post

Are You Trapped In A Relationship With No Way Out?

There I was, married to a man I thought I would spend my forever with, only to find myself shattered and broken on the inside. Holding on to an empty marriage because I did not want to face failure. I did not want to face my children once “I” split up the family. So, what did I do? I continued to live as though I … Continue reading Are You Trapped In A Relationship With No Way Out?

Sticky post

Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

In recent weeks, several clients, colleagues, friends, and family members have experienced the death of a loved one. The circumstances were different for each loved one. However, there are many commonalities we all share when dealing with the death of a loved one. Regardless of how you feel and the circumstances, grief is normal.   Anger, frustration, sadness, worry, uncertainty, etc.  It’s all normal and part … Continue reading Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

Sticky post

Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame

Voices of Hope On July 22, I had the opportunity to attend the Haven House Mental Health Conference hosted by The House of Hope in Decatur, GA. Anchor Hospital was the premier sponsor along with several conference partners. Mental Illness is not a punishment from God.-Rev. Dr. Percy Johnson Rev. Johnson posited that theology and mental health should be integrated. Silence The Shame One of … Continue reading Mental Health Matters: 7 Tools to Silence the Shame