Running

For a long time, all I did was run,Avoid my feelings, Mask the vulnerability and put on a brave face,Show the face I thought they wanted to see,Be strong, courageous and smile through the self-doubt,I didn’t need anyone, I had myself,No one could disappoint, if I didn’t let them get close enough to,So, I kept…

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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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The Body Series: Reclaiming My Body

I began this post back at the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t feeling very confident about myself, I had recently began the tedious task of “online” dating and struggling a little bit with my self-worth. It’s amazing how words will reenter your consciousness when you’re feeling down, things you never believed about yourself surface…

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Happier

This may come across like a dig, But please know, I do not intend for it to be so,I am happier,Without the stress of knowing the next time you will become the worst version of yourself,I am happier,Not having to be on alert for any sudden changes,I am happier,Knowing it wasn’t my job to do…

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Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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RnR Interview: Rachel Pellat

Effervescent, full of life, honest and straightforward, this beautiful spirit is beyond magic! Always sharing topics and posts about subjects close to her heart, mixed with humour and wit. I first met this Comiccon geek in high school 🏫 as her bestie is one of my oldest friends and we have continued to keep in…

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Don’t Let Your Mind Be Overwhelmed

We’re sure you’re all feeling anxious and a little concerned about not only the mounting number of cases of CoVid-19 in general, in your specific region, but also the amount of unknowns floating around. The constant stream of numbers, statistics, facts, figures and SO much chatter surrounding all of it, that you cannot help but…

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Tribe

It’s in the moments of sadness and despair,You reach out and see who is there.When you’re feeling down and out and don’t trust your own strength,This is when the power of friendship is the pull and support system you need.The people who are your day ones,They lift you up, but also call you out on…

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Little Girl Lost

She doesn’t understand the state of the world, Why everyone is so angry all the time, And why no one seems to have time for her, Her mind is too young to comprehend why it hurts so bad, There isn’t a soul who cares about her Or so she thinks So, she stays in the…

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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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