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Mental Health

100 Reasons To Stay Alive

The month of September is Suicide Awareness Month; September 10th being National Suicide Awareness Day. This cause is very important and dear to my heart for many reasons. Depression and thoughts of suicide is something I have struggled with in... Continue Reading →


How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxiety

"An operational working definition of mindfulness is: the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and without judgement, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment". (John Kabat-Zinn, 2003). More simply put; the ability to... Continue Reading →

What We’ve Learned in 2 Years of Marriage

For better or for worse.  According to the Google Dictionary marriage is defined as: mar•riage /'merij/ noun 1. the legally or formally recognized union of two partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between... Continue Reading →

Pin The Tale On The Scapegoat

And so, in conclusion, if the end goal, the winning prize, is love. I am willing to carry that cross as far as I have too.

B!tches Be Crazy?

"The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world"

20 Tips For Working Through Grief

What about the seemingly insignificant times in which we are grieving? The moments, situations and memories that we don't give much consideration. We may not even notice that we are in that same process of letting go of our deep love and attachment.

Is Imitation Is the Strongest Form of Flattery?

It has been said that imitation is the strongest form of flattery; but sometimes it doesn't feel that way. Over the last year or so of my life I have noticed my creativity being duplicated on many levels. As of... Continue Reading →

Cyber Bullying Campaign – Photo/Video 

  I stand up against bullying and harassment!! Please share this photo to spread some love to those who may be suffering this holiday season. You are not alone! Imagine a world where the words we speak appear on our... Continue Reading →

Being an Extrovert with Social Anxiety

My entire life I have been a leader. Confident and strong in my motivational abilities, communication skills, and a bright, outgoing personality. I would then describe myself as talkative, loud, and fun. Being around others energized me and gave me... Continue Reading →

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