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My Experience With Depression

May is mental health awareness month. I was not going to speak on this topic because I did an interview last year and it was a very good interview and, I thought I said all that was needed to be said I was very vulnerable.  I wasn't really feeling like going that deep again but, when God wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you, it's time to share again, well, here I am again going deep. Depression is a very real thing, you would not believe the number of people who suffer in silence, because of the negative connotation associated with mental illness[...]

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The Other Side Of Christmas

At a time of year when people are singing Christmas Carols, shopping for loved ones, wrapping gifts, listening to Christmas music, drinking hot chocolate or whatever tradition people have for the holidays, there are also, hundreds of people who are depressed. Depression is a serious situation that if goes unnoticed or untreated can result in suicide. This particular holiday season is unfortunately when suicide rates are at an alarming peak. This season is also when people who deal with depression feel the most hopeless. I am, unfortunately  one of those people w[...]

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Another Year Wiser

I recently celebrated a birthday, and with each birthday God blesses me with, I like to do a little reflection. This year my focus has been self acceptance and self-love. As women we all have things we would like to change about ourselves, make improvements and so forth. However sometimes if we are not careful we can get into a dangerous area where we don't believe we are enough just the way we are, sadly enough I had entered into that zone. I began to look in the mirror and couldn't find anything that I liked about myself. I didn't like my hair, my face, my shoe[...]

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Self Care

I recently had the pleasure of talking to a very wise woman about self-care. I told her I was having a hard time believing I even deserved it, because I thought it might be selfish.  I, like most women can think of a million other things to do before I do something for myself. If I were even asked the question what would I do if I could do anything I wanted for myself for one hour in the day I probably couldn't answer the question. I rarely think about what I like to do, or what I want to do, or my needs in general. I believe that I should be there for everyone e[...]