Giving Yourself Permission To Cut Off Toxic Family Members- Because Forgiveness Won’t Change Their Behavior.

I’ve done a pretty great job at making myself and my mental health a priority, especially when it comes to toxic relationships, overall but specifically with family members. I have put in the grueling effort to create boundaries, voice those boundaries, and keep them.

I cry

I think we all have an emotional “go-to response. Some people get angry, some avoid, some get nervous, some laugh…ect. I cry. I’m not sure if it’s from years of stuffing my emotions into the deepest parts of me and never letting them see the light of day, or if it’s just this thing I …

Mama, Your Children Know.

I grew up in a house hold where for years we did not talk about our emotions or feelings but rather tip toed quietly around them trying not to break the fragile strings. Eventually, when we ran out of head space to keep everything bottled up and did talk about them, we exploded. There was …

Get Familiar With Your medications; My Experience With Birth Control

Happy Monday to this beautiful community! The love and support you all have shown be over the past couple months has been so amazing! Thank you for all of the sweet comments (encouragements), likes, follows, and shares. I appreciate every single one. Seriously, my heart gets a little flutter every time I get a new …

Even On My Good Days.

I am currently on vacation with literally no care in the world other than missing my fur babies. It is a warm and sunny 63 degrees here, which is a major upgrade to the highs of 40 degrees I was experiencing the week I left home (not to mention the -30 degrees some are experiencing …

Cloudy weather, Cloudy mind; Stuck In The Winter Blues

My mom was born up north but had moved to FL by the time she had me and my siblings. Whenever my father jokingly told her we were moving back up, she always talked about how the “Winter Blues” were just too much for her to consider moving back, even to all of her family …

Watching The Storm Roll In: The Depths of My Depression.

Do you ever catch yourself having a conversation with people and and being smacked in the face with this numbing fog by the entire concept of conversation? Do you ever find yourself gazing at the ceiling trying not break? Or watching yourself sob in 3rd person, as if you were looking at yourself in a …

Just Plain Gray

Good afternoon friends, I am attempting to write a little later in the day today. Although, I woke up extremely early this morning, I have essentially done nothing but sit on my couch all day binge-watching “Addicted” on Amazon Prime (Which as a side note, has really made me miss changing peoples lives on a …