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

break ups, dating, love, relationships, self awareness, sex

Sometimes, you do it to yourself

Froth: worthless or insubstantial talk, ideas, or activities In light of today's daily prompt and recent celebrity gossip, I've decided to tell the straight-shot-no-chaser version of the scandal that is Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian. Some may consider celebrity gossip mindless fodder, or froth, but I often see and identify the meaning within these types… Continue reading Sometimes, you do it to yourself

body positivity, health, self awareness, weight, workplace

Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

In October, my knee was killing me. I chalked it up to the heavy lifting I'd been doing since moving into my home. It wasn't strained or swollen. It just hurt. I'm not sure exactly when people started using the phrase "body-positive" as the catchall phrase for physical acceptance, but it likely stems from the… Continue reading Fat and Fit: Body Positivity and Weight Loss

break ups, dating, feminism, insecure, love, marriage, relationships, self awareness

7 Tips to Ruin your Livelihood in Love and Relationships

The 1950s. A decade filled with A-line skirts, the dawn of rock 'n roll, and good ol' American segregation. Mad Men glamorized this era, where the men were powerful and their doting housewives drowned in depressants to keep afloat- with not one strand of hair out of place. 'Twas a simpler time, indeed. When I… Continue reading 7 Tips to Ruin your Livelihood in Love and Relationships

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