A Blessing in Disguise

Last Friday morning I received a call that changed my perspective on my career, I was upset about the call because I felt embarrassed and discouraged. I cried out of frustration and sadness, I found myself shadowed by my self-doubt. I decided to leave work early that day, i needed to clear my mind and get…

Seek Love Within

We look for beauty and acceptance on the outside, finding flaws in our body that leave us feeling uncomfortable in our own skin. Our culture has taught us to develop confidence in knowing others approve of us. From magazines to film, women are show how to look, eat, and behave. Our minds are influences by…

Depression is a Part of Me

Our mind is a powerful. It has the ability to shift our perspective and cultivate endless thoughts. It has the power to change our mood within seconds and make us feel things we cant explain. Our mental health is what influences our choices and reactions to moments. We all have experienced forms of depression, anxiety, self-doubt,…

Forest of Glass & Metal

I recently moved to the city of Chicago and it has been a “landscape shock” for me. I am surrounded by the bustle of traffic, crowds of people, and towering buildings. I am no longer surrounded by forests, flourishing gardens, and the vibrant sound of birds. I went from living in a small town of…

Mental Health (Let’s Talk About It)

I have mental health issues. I was born with depression and anxiety and as I grew up I developed an eating disorder. My mental health was influenced biologically and socially. It wasn’t something that was talked about during my early years. I was visiting a therapist and school councilor every day from elementary to high…

Healing the Seasonal Depressed

As the seasons change and the time alters itself back an hour, we find our bodies effected by the early darkness. It’s mentally straining to have less daylight, we strive on sunlight as our energizer. When it fades into the shades of early nightfall we become worn down, depressed, and anxious. We find our mind…