Mental Health Still Matters, Even in The Midst of a Pandemic

Yes, Your Mental Health STILL Matters, Even in the Midst of a Pandemic

Adjusting to social distancing is no small feat, psychologically speaking; and it tests many of us in many ways. We are all faced with uncertainty and feeling a massive lack of control. Many of us have been so quick to jump into “fight-or-flight” mode, doing everything we can to protect our physical health. Meanwhile, we forget that taking care of our mental health still matters, even in – especially in – the midst of a global Read more…

Choosing Faith Over Fear

It is an overwhelming time for many right now. Uncertainty, fear, and confusion cover our country like a blanket. In the middle of all the uproar and craziness, it becomes so easy to fall into a state of utter chaos. Many of us are displaced and disconnected from our normal routine, which leads to stress, anxiety, and fear. As someone who struggles with anxiety and fear, these moments are especially triggering for me. In the Read more…

No, I Do Not Want to Join Your Weight Loss Challenge

I don’t know about you, but my social media feeds are absolutely bursting with celebrities, influencers, and “friends” trying to sell me stuff. Most sponsored posts are harmless, plus, if a blogger or influencer is making a few bucks out of offering me a discount code for an online clothing store, then who am I to stop them? Social media has transformed into a real money maker for many, and that’s really awesome. The problems Read more…

Why Your Mental Health is Just as Important as Your Physical Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet, when we think of health, we tend to prioritize physical well-being at the expense of mental health. Every single person, at some point in their life, will struggle with their mental health. Around 15 percent of diseases are mental illnesses. The challenge of mental disorders is especially profound in the U.S., where Read more…

5 Common Myths About Eating Disorders: Debunked

Eating disorders are serious diseases that have the highest mortality rate out of all mental health disorders. At least 30 million individuals of all ages and genders in the United States are diagnosed with an eating disorder, which is about 8% of the population. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) are the four most common eating disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Read more…

“My Beloved…” A Letter From God to His Daughters

My Beloved, I know your every thought. When you stand in front of the mirror and grumble about your hair being too “thin” and “stringy”, your thighs too “thick”, and your face, “oddly shaped”, I hear all those thoughts. I hear you complain about your stomach and the pimples that seem to worsen when it’s that time of the month. I hear you say you want a fuller butt and smaller waist. I watch as Read more…

To Those Fighting A Silent Battle, I See You And I Thank You For Your Bravery

Fighting an everyday battle is exhausting. It takes so much out of you. It claws at your soul and pushes you to the very edge, leaving scars and painful memories in its wake. If this is you – I know there are days where you just want to completely breakdown. Days where you wonder if you can even find the strength to keep fighting because you’re drained. But you keep it together. You smile and Read more…

Thank You, Mom and Dad, for Giving Me Everything I Needed, but Not Everything I Wanted

Mom and Dad, It’s the time of year when greed seems to come out and play the most. But for me, as the holidays draw closer, I can’t help but feel extremely humbled and grateful. It’s no secret I have been very blessed over the years. You both have spoiled me for sure. But not always in the ways that I wanted. Of course, you showered me with gifts on holidays and birthdays, dedicated so much of Read more…

23 Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned by Age 23:

1. I am infinitely blessed 2. Life isn’t always fair, but it’s still good 3. Use your words carefully, they are the most powerful weapon you own. 4. Forgive always— even when they aren’t sorry. 5. You don’t always have to win every argument. Agree to disagree and move on. 6. Time heals almost everything. Give it time. Be patient. Trust the process. 7. God only allows His strongest warriors to face the biggest wars. Read more…