The holidays are here! One of the most important parts of this busy season is self care. We get incredibly busy and often the most talked about part of Christmas is how frazzled people are from the shopping, wrapping, baking, writing out cards, attending plays and concerts, and figuring out how to pay for and … Continue reading Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
What do you think is a good time frame to tell the person your dating?
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
Similar to yesterday's post, which you can read here, today's post is about how you can help a friend/family member/loved one or someone in your life that is going through a crisis. Like I mentioned in my previous post (from yesterday), if your friend/family member/loved one/ the person who is going through a crisis is threatening … Continue reading My friend is in a crisis, what do I do?
If you've ever had a family member, friend, or someone you know seek help for mental illness, you know that it's up to them to give consent for treatment. However, there are times when the ones that we love do not want to seek help. This makes it rather difficult for us and even more … Continue reading My friend is refusing help, what can I do?
Do be strong and know your worth. You (and they) have a right to be respected and have peace and you can absolutely insist on that.
I was asked to write about this topic at my own blog and here at Defying Shadows where I regularly contribute. It's a touchy topic, isn't it? When you read the title, it may have scared you because it's such a tender subject. But it also may have made you want to click on this fast … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Distance Yourself from Toxic People…Even If They’re Family
Dear Nana I want to thank you for always showing and instilling in us your countless love and support to each one of your grandchildren no matter what and would always make us feel at ease in your presence, your enjoyment for life and what it has to offer each and every day whether it being … Continue reading A Love Letter to my Special Someone
Dear Son and Daughter, I know I've shared these thoughts and words with you many times, but I want them in writing. Concrete. So you can see them and read them again and again, when you need to remember most. You're going to fall in love one day. Before you do, there are some things … Continue reading A Love Letter to My Special Someones