Everyone talking about self-care but no one really says how we are to take care of ourselves. Learning how to take care of yourself involves learning who you are and what's really ailing you. You'll discover that many of your ailments are related one another.
**A throwback post I have previously written for another blog over a year ago. Originally written 11/17/2016** Personal Testimony: This will be the fourth holiday season without my mom. This is the fourth year I prepare food she taught me how to cook. The fourth time I wish I could call her for some tips… Continue reading 12 Tips for Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam: The Holidays, Mourning, & Self-Care.
Yoooo! It's been a while since I posted. I've been going through all the things and I have learned so much these past 6 months and I've got so much to share with you. One of them being sabotage. Whether it be intentional or not, caused by an outside source or caused by yourself, beware of sabotage.… Continue reading 3 Examples of Sabotage and How to Avoid Them! Self-Care Saturday.
This past week I contributing guest on The Spoken Black Girl blog. I spoke about the holidays, mourning, and self-care. I mentioned that I would exercise some of the ideas I shared in that post. Below is my first journal entry for the holidays season. I won't be posting a daily entry, but I will post as often as necessary to as apart of keeping myself whole while still in mourning during the holidays. So, I did a few things for myself this Thanksgiving.
Being strong, black, and proud is not a treatment for mental illness. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and compulsive eating. (Update: PTSD and recurrent depression.) I have no shame in admitting that to anyone anymore because I know that I am not alone. I also want you and all the members of the… Continue reading To Be Black and Mentally Ill.