depression, gratitude, healing, mental health, self awareness, weight

What Depression Looks Like

"The longer I do this, the more I realize that there isn't a specific type of patient afflicted by this," said my psychiatrist. I was in the hospital, recovering from my first and only major depressive episode. Just days after my birthday, the quiet storm of seemingly unrelated events that had been brewing for months… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

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assault, blog, gratitude, healing, love, weight

Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

In response to today's Daily Prompt: Simmer , I've decided to write about how and why I value "letting go" of painful situations and experiences. I grew up on the higher end of the middle class spectrum in Queens, New York. My childhood was filled with generally "normal" things: class field trips, curiosity, some bullying/teasing,… Continue reading Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

gratitude, self awareness, success

Talk Yo’ Sh-t: Unapologetic Pride

On July 10th, my birthday, I got the email that confirmed what I had been diligently working towards for several years- my offer was accepted and now under contract. Sixty days and plenty of paperwork and repairs later - I showed up to the title company's office with my parents in tow - to settle… Continue reading Talk Yo’ Sh-t: Unapologetic Pride