I had the opportunity to attend a Women's Virtual meet yesterday. I'm not usually the kind of person who does that and going in I had my own speculations about the entire setup. The questions started off light and funny - they were playing 'Never have I ever'. And the stories that backed up their … Continue reading Speak Life
Because September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month... ...this is a reminder to be kind! You have no idea what some people are walking through but you can be the reason they hope anew. So if you can, this week, reach out to a friend you haven't heard from in a while. Let them know you … Continue reading The World Outside Your Window
There are things you see and can't see, things you hear and can't unhear, experiences you live through that can't be undone. Despite your most desperate wishes. Where you wish you had the power to permanently erase some memories. But the more you push them down, the more they come up. I think I have … Continue reading When the blinds come off …
What is the appropriate response to a mental breakdown? This is a repost from sometime in the year - May, feels so far and so close at the same time. Anyway, I feel like a good cry today so if you don't mind, let's bawl over these words. Break down! What a word! Does it … Continue reading Still waiting for permission to cry?
World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10th. And I'm coming to the table three days later. It's encouraging to see the ongoing conversations on this. This is a sensitive topic and getting the right words out calls for serious thought. There was a suicide in school during my high school years. There is … Continue reading Down but not Out.
Finally the month is ending but mental health awareness shall continue on and I'll get to that post in just a bit. The month has ended on a low note with the rage of the Black Community in America and off it (afterall what the great do the less will prattle of) but this is … Continue reading The Art of vulnerability
In the spirit of mental health awareness month, here's a post about something that eats away my confidence and self - esteem. So I felt this a little strongly some time last week. The day I can remember clearly fell apart like this. I woke up as early as I should be expected to during … Continue reading The Comparison Trap.
Dear self, I now know a little more about depression. I know that it hits like a wave, high at night when you are all alone and recedes during the day when you've got to fake something for the rest of the world around you. Even though you barely have the energy to get out … Continue reading Confessions of the depressed.