Note: This is hard to share so please, be kind. These last few weeks (or if I'm going to be completely honest, months) have been extremely difficult. The trouble with mental illness is it is often times invisible. I have been "functioning." I have been working, eating well, exercising and socializing (as much as… Continue reading What is a Mental Illness Relapse?
*Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional and in no way am encouraging others to try any of the products/supplements I mention until they consult with their doctor. Recently I've drastically changed what I'm consuming. Not to say I was eating complete garbage before...but I wasn't eating what my body needed. I'd fill my body… Continue reading Why Changing What I Eat is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health
I've experienced and struggled with anxiety since I was a child. Through lots of research and trial and error, I've found strategies and remedies for managing it. *Note: These remedies aren't in replacement of medications, they simply may aid in highly anxious times. I use these remedies on top of my medication as "spot treatment."… Continue reading My Top 3 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
I always look forward to #BellLetsTalk day. A day where everyone makes kind posts and offers their support and love for those who struggle with mental illness. Seeing all of the inspiring pictures and glimpses into the lives of friends and acquaintances I didn't know struggle(d) makes me feel both comfort and heartbreak in knowing I'm… Continue reading #BellLetsTalk
I've decided- made a conscious decision, that in 2018 I will let go of my demons. I will drop the misconception that the only way to fight depression is to kill myself trying. I will stop criticizing myself in the mirror. The person staring back doesn't appreciate it. I will eat well. And, when I… Continue reading 2018: The year of wellness
Hard to believe it's 2018. I remember being 17 and setting new years resolutions to "lose 20 pounds" and "get a bikini body." I don't know why we, as a society, are so fixated on our bodies looking a specific way. I also have no idea why the standards of "beauty" affect children & teens… Continue reading 2018
First off, I wanna start this post by stating how extremely thankful I am to have the privilege to live in a country that celebrates LGTBQ+ love. I also am so extremely gracious of the kindness I have been shown by my close family and friends and the acceptance and love they have showered me… Continue reading My Coming Out Story