Preface: I feel like a preface here is important because this is a topic that gets people real on edge. I am in no means particularly educated on political matters, I could not tell you who the mayor of Columbus is; nor do I understand the intricacies of policy that either president brings to the […]Read More Why I Won’t Vote
As I have discussed in my earlier blogs mental health is hard to talk about. You fear judgement, you feel desperate and isolation becomes an overbearing weight. Sadly we fear that “no one will ever understand”. While I think it is important to make mental health more understandable to those who do not suffer from […]Read More How Making Mental Health More Relatable Has Hurt the Cause
I do not have the journalistic ability to write on this topic but this is a great article written by Alyssa Curtis of Blavity.com. Describing the timeline of this movement, Jennifer Mcleggan a single mother and registered nurse , was denied help from police for her terrifying reality of living in fear of her racist […]Read More Protect Black Women
The shortcomings of the hippie/psychedelic movement. Preface: These are opinions of my own, I will not be citing sources but rather discuss my thoughts on the subject. “Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skys”.. the opening line of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles and […]Read More The Peace and Love Pill
Mental health is not a joking subject. It is just not. We lost almost 50,000 Americans alone in 2018 to suicide. My Dad was one of those. I still cannot believe it sometimes, if you knew my Dad you would understand what I mean. Sure he could have “been killed by Big Pharma” or “the […]Read More Why I Joke About Mental Health
So it has been a while since I blogged. It was something I loved doing but I began to feel like I was constricted to a single topic. I never thought I was much of a writer. I really still do not think I am. But what I have come to realize is that I […]Read More Why I Write
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but raised in Ohio. I kind of like to think of myself as similar to the airplane; because when people ask me where I’m from I never know where to answer. Well fast forward twenty years and I’ve been able to live in DC, Cleveland, Columbus, Germany, New Jersey(I don’t […]Read More Johnny Appleseed
For me the idea that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is similar to the saying that it’s not the destination, but the journey which matters. The journey to that pot of gold is what really matters! Today my mom challenged me, she said find your fun, wherever that […]Read More What’s your pot of gold?
How to deal with life changing grief or drastic life events with the idea that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. “Only the present moment contains life” “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can […]Read More Is it ever going to be okay again?
There are days, when things like happiness, joy, and even pain seem like distant memories; almost like all you are is a blunted blob floating through the day. A few months ago I felt like that blob. Days would go by without my feelings coming and going with them. I was in a state of […]Read More When feelings turn to memories; self-help not self harm