Are You On Your List?

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. I don't know about you but along with the decorations and gifts, it can bring stress. I am someone who does well with a routine, it helps me stay disciplined. It keeps me doing the things that I know I need to... Continue Reading →

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Body, Mind, And Soul

I went MIA from blogging and social media for quite a while and I never really explained why. I am finally ready to explain, so here it is... As if the struggles I faced with my mental illness were not enough, in the beginning of this year I began to struggle significantly with my physical health.... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Product Launch

I have officially launched the first of some of my mental health awareness products! There are several different style t-shirts in a variety of colors available for purchase 🙂 10% of the proceeds go to National Alliance of Mental Illness. I did not create this campaign for profits, purely to create conversation, provide support and... Continue Reading →

I’ve Hit Highs And Felt Lows

It's been months since I've written a post, or even opened my WordPress page actually... Life decided to throw me a few more curveballs (I didn't catch them, they hit me). But we will save the details of that for another post. I'm slowly realizing that writing is one of the most beneficial things I... Continue Reading →

You Are Stuck With It

Some days I want to quit with all of these medications, therapy sessions, and coping techniques, and just be normal for a bit. However, the reality is that most longitudinal studies support the notion that bipolar disorder is a chronic lifelong condition. So hey, I'm stuck with it. That's still hard for me to grasp.... Continue Reading →

A Holistic Approach

The holistic approach to mental health supports a full body approach, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences. Types of therapies and treatments can include- massage, meditation, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, raw/whole food diet, exercise, or acupuncture. I mentioned a little bit about holistic health in one of my previous blog posts- Holistic Healing. Each person should... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Movement

Vitality My mission is to create a mental health movement through jewelry and shirts that we can wear everyday. I want to contribute to creating conversation, providing education, and ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. 10% of profits will be donated to NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. I have been researching and planning ways... Continue Reading →

Lighthouse

This is an excerpt from my journal that I kept during my first involuntary psych hospital intake. It was at a care center called Lighthouse, 2 hours away from where I lived with my family. I hated every second of it. A perfect example of how mental illness patients tend to get poor treatment- Today... Continue Reading →

The Grinch That Stole Christmas

The holidays can be challenging for everyone. But if you are anything like me, you await November and December holidays with real dread. I tend to face an abundance of triggers - relatives, stress, exhaustion, decorating, holiday shopping, money, meal prep... The list just seems to go on and on. There are several concerns that make the... Continue Reading →

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