Why I Stopped Writing my Second Book

I've been wanting to write this for a while but wasn't sure where to start. My first book, Waves, took years to write. It was a bundle of poetry and prose written over the span of 7 years. It was a representation of personal torment and growth. Honestly, it came easily. It was burning inside… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing my Second Book

5 Poetry Books to Read When You’re Struggling

I'm an avid poetry book reader. I have read some that I love, and some that didn't resonate with me. Here are my top 5 poetry books I read when I'm struggling with mental illness (in no particular order.) The Sun and Her Flowers- Rupi Kaur Words cannot express my love for this author. She… Continue reading 5 Poetry Books to Read When You’re Struggling

Medication and Mental Illness

Taking medication for mental illness has always been a struggle for me. Not because I think it makes me weak, but because I know most of society thinks so. I'd like to raise the argument that taking medication isn't for the weak, but for the fighters, the people ready to battle the side effects, judgement… Continue reading Medication and Mental Illness

Staying Inspired When Struggling

When I wrote my first book Waves, a poetry book surrounding my experiences with mental illness, (Purchase¬†here) I found it incredibly hard to stay inspired and motivated. It took me years (more than 5...) to compile all of the poems, edit, format, hire an artist and get the books made. My problem wasn't that I… Continue reading Staying Inspired When Struggling