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On Queerness and Mental Health

“Ew,” she says, and covers her eyes, “Look away!” My friend and I are watching a horror movie, and we have just seen two men kiss on screen for half a second. She scrunches up her face. “That was the worst part,” she tells me, despite this movie’s many gruesome scenes. Her grandma nods in…

July 16, 2021
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
This month, I want to highlight resources available for mental health! Mental Health Awareness Month is personal and important to me and mental health is the backbone of this business. You see, I was born with and live with Generalized Anxiety. I have suffered from Panic Attacks and Paranoia. When Yoga found me seven years...
May 16, 2021
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Treat Your Loved One in Recovery with a Just-Because Gift of Health and Wellness
When searching for a gift for someone who is in recovery for addiction, the best gift you can give is something that helps them get stronger and healthier - both mentally and physically. Addiction recovery is an ongoing process, and the best way you can support them is to help them continue on a healthier...
April 9, 2021
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Finding Your Why
Finding your WHY I recently facilitated an anxiety support group and shared a video. It featured motivational speakers, albeit talking loudly, trying to inspire people to fight through the pain we all have to find their WHY-their reason for staying focused and pushing through toward their end goal. I gave the example before showing the...
March 27, 2021
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Self-Employment and Mental Illness: Can They Be Compatible?
If you have depression or PTSD, working for yourself may sound like an escape from the stress of an office. But if you're not careful, self-employment can be catastrophic for your mental health. Running a successful business without sacrificing mental wellness means being organized, disciplined, and mindful in your approach. On one hand, self-employment means...
March 3, 2021
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It took 793 days!
Today, I am here to celebrate my win with you all. I am a bit nervous while typing this blog because it’s unbelievable what happened last night. You know that feeling when you fight so hard that your only mission is to win, but when you finally win you feel numb, like ‘is this for real’....
February 24, 2021
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The New Dawn
Each day, we wake up, rubbing our eyes to a new day. And what greets us as we open those eyes? Light! A new dawn greets us each day, but it is easy to overlook. Tempting to treat it as something mundane, something to be expected. What are the first actions you take to greet...
February 9, 2021
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Remembering to Have a Plan

Planning is essential to my recovery. Planning entails deciding in advance what will happen. Planning has the amazing benefit of giving you control over your life. Having control over your life is essential to feeling happy and fulfilled. In my experience, planning is so essential to recovery that it is important to always have a…

January 7, 2021
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Depression

Depression isn’t just a word. It’s something that can consume your life. It feels like an invisible entity on your shoulder that tells you everything wrong with you. It knows your weaknesses and it knows how to exploit them. Depression feels like a black hole and the harder it pulls, the harder it is to…

December 24, 2020
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Be Grateful To Move Forward In Life

I heard a phrase the other day. I wasn’t paying attention so I do not recall where I heard it, but the phrase struck me. The person speaking said the group of people they were referencing were “too busy surviving to dream”. For some reason, the term really resonated with me. It made me think…

December 22, 2020
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