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Use Your words for Good

In a heartbeat, my husband will say that I am the emotional spouse— which I will gladly own. Why not? Being emotionally intelligent is a gift to claim—it brings empathy, sympathy, and compassion towards situations and others. However, if you also claim this gift, you might be aware that it can get the best of

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Light within the Darkness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a designated time that we are able to make steps towards building unity and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health & suicide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), suicide claims a life every 40 seconds; which equates to 800,000 lives per year!  Statistics prove that suicide

By | September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Afford Therapy

So, I'm basically writing this blog because there are a ton of people these days screaming, "go to therapy!"- myself included. I'm a huge advocate of encouraging folks to get in therapy if they need it. It's life-changing. I know firsthand how it can save you from the lowest of lows. One thing that has

By | July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Boys Do Cry

  I recently finished a great read— We’re Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union. Have you read it? Isn’t she so self-aware and grounded? YAS, GABBY! Her personal vignettes elicited a number of my own, unknown biases and rooted struggles. By the end of this biography, one prejudice, in particular, resonated with me.

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Team Challenge: Mental Health Awareness Month

In the Spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, our team decided to start our first team MH challenge! We decided to challenge one another to practice something that would better OUR OWN mental health.  We were able to use a technique of choice—the members had to practice the task for one whole week! Here are our personal stories:

By | May 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold

Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold  Part 1 Have you ever heard the quote, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for” or “Nothing worth having comes easy”?? Man, have I found that to be true! THE GLITTER I achieved one of my grandest goals this past December, and while I appreciate everyone congratulating and celebrating with