When Your Brain Runs Away From You

I know I’m not alone in saying this, but 14 months and counting of this pandemic has really, really, REALLY pushed my normally strong, optimistic mental health to the absolute edge! E-D-G-E! Knowing it’s understandable or that many people can relate hasn’t really made me feel all that great about. Reading countless blogs, articles and…

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Needed Someone

I always thought I needed someone to make me happy,I always thought I needed to find love and it would all fall into place,I always thought I needed to keep my emotions in check in order to hide that unhappiness,I always thought I needed to be everything my partner wanted,I always thought I needed to…

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Merci, Rekeisha

Healing doesn’t mean the damage no longer existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. – Unknown Dear Rekeisha,This is a thank you letter to you,This is a love letter of sorts,In the moments when you feel downAnd feel you may be struggling,I would like to take the opportunity to thank you,Thank you…

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Healing is A Funny Thing

Healing is a funny thing, you spend the countless nights thinking about your decision to leave, It doesn’t come lightly. You finally set your mind to it, you speak it into existence, You breathe out the anxiety and just like that, you’re internal dialogue is now a reality, Things are packed away and you are…

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Asking For Help

When I tell you that in recent years I have come a LONG way- let me tell you. I was and in some respects still am that girl who will do it all. Herself. Alone. Struggling, but still doing it alone. I don’t know if it’s the Sagittarius in me, the 2nd child syndrome or…

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Suffocate

I try not to think about the depth of what we had, Not to look at old photos and be instantly taken back to that time, the emotions and the love, I try not to think because it becomes suffocating, The length of time you and love were synonymous, I try not to think about…

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock…

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Why I Am No Longer Scared Of Starting Over

Change, they say is inevitable. People change, the seasons change, time is always changing…but why is it so hard to take the leap and make a massive change in our lives? We’re unhappy about things, but we’d much rather complain, but do nothing about it. Then there’s the debilitating fear of the unknown, of having…

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Addressing The Angry Black Girl In Me

Outspoken. Yes. Passionate. Yes. Opinionated. 100%. Sensitive. That too. Negative? I’ve been called worse. Like most people, I’ll fully admit to being complicated and multifaceted. As much as I can be a social butterfly, I tend to keep new people at a distance and not let them know the true me- call it protectionism. I…

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What’s The Emotional Toll of Friendship Breakups?

Life happens and through all its happenings; we forge, feed and support a variety of relationships, from family members, to co-workers to friendships. While there are the lucky people out there who have managed to maintain friendships that have spanned (in some capacity or not) 20+ years, this week’s blog post is sharing about the…

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