4 Tips for Promoting Mental Wellness

4 Tips for Promoting Mental Wellness

Anxiety, depression, and stress disorders are all mental health issues that many may battle their whole life. Despite this, there are many ways to promote mental wellness and gain a sense of control. The key is to make gradual improvements to your way of thinking and...

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Postnatal Depression

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Postnatal Depression

One of the hardest things for any expectant mother is that when the baby arrives, there is a chance that instead of feeling joy and happiness, they can feel sad, down, and even like they’re not connecting with their baby. When you’re pregnant, that is one of the last...

The Kryptonite of Procrastination

The Kryptonite of Procrastination

Procrastination Procrastination is truly the thief of time. The time you will never get back, as well as time wasted. Did you ever have a goal to accomplish but couldn’t get started? You make a plan in your head step by step how you are going to reach your goal.  Then...

My Social Anxiety is Real

My Social Anxiety is Real

Hey I am Brittani and I have social anxiety. Not necessarily a good introduction line, but true. You see me and you may not realize this immediately but that doesn’t make it any less real. Social anxiety is not just being shy, so don’t tell me “Oh but you don’t seem...

Ditch Feeling Hopeless about the Future

Ditch Feeling Hopeless about the Future

Hey my sisters! It has been such a long time since we really talked. I have gone through such a stressful time working on a work project that I poured my all into. Now that project is in a transition phase and I am enjoying this period of time. Not only is my work...

The Letter Every Mother Needs to Read

The Letter Every Mother Needs to Read

In the Merriam Webster dictionary, a mother is identified as a noun and a verb. As a noun, a mother is simply defined as a woman in relation to her children. When used as a verb mother is defined as giving birth to and/or bring up a child with care and affection....

How to Overcome being Overwhelmed by Life

How to Overcome being Overwhelmed by Life

Have you ever just felt so overwhelmed by life? Although I have overcome the lowest point of my depression I know that it is a constant companion. I make a constant choice to choose joy daily, but then sometimes I fail and chose hopelessness. If you have ever gone...

The Power of Laughing

The Power of Laughing

No one knew I suffered from depression because it seemed I was always laughing at something or making others laugh. For one, I did not recognize my depression as a “thing”.  My feelings of self-loathing, distrust and sadness were just how I was; a part of my...

I Choose To Forgive

I Choose To Forgive

Matthew 18:21-22 Peter came up to the Lord and asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?” Jesus answered: Not just seven times, but seventy-seven times! As a Christian, I look to the scriptures for examples...

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons Make the best out of even the worst circumstances. As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons you make lemonade”. It’s inevitable that we all experience negative circumstances in your lives. From the time we learn to walk, we have been...

The Root of Your Pain

The Root of Your Pain

The Root of Your Pain When we ignore the root of our pain and how they began in the first place, our soul cries out for pain relief and healing even more. Our pain cries out for attention and this can cause us to spiral out of control. Spiraling out of control can...

My Journey to Finding My Identity in College

My Journey to Finding My Identity in College

When you go off to college there is this belief that you will find yourself. It is true that you grow and mature while away at college. However, finding yourself may not come as easily. In my case, college actually made it difficult to find my identity. This was...

Positive Vibes at Work

Positive Vibes at Work

Americans spend an average of eight hours at work each day. It would behoove each and every one of us to make our work environment a great space to work.  Not all workplaces are the same and everyone does not have an office or a cubicle at work. We are chefs, drivers,...

Depression at Work

Depression at Work

There was a time when for weeks I hate getting out of bed to work because I was so depressed, even though I am well rested physically but my mind was tired. I felt fatigued and just wanted to lie in the bed with the covers pulled over my head and sleep. Unfortunately,...

Depression in College: My Experience

Depression in College: My Experience

I remember so clearly being 18 years old and filled with excitement to close one chapter of life and begin the next. There was nothing more I wanted than to get away from home. Going away to college was my ultimate key to happiness. I was tired of being trapped in a...

Meditation and Depression

Meditation and Depression

MEDITATION defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. For me, meditation is not an easy practice to...

Depressed and Successful

Depressed and Successful

So we agree depression is definitely a bummer, pun intended. However, many people have managed to succeed in spite of. Depression doesn’t have to be debilitating.  My earlier posts Depression is Annoying  shares my experience with the stigma of depression and...

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