Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Break It Down – Goal Setting for 2019

I've been super excited about setting my goals and intentions (and wishes) for 2019 already, but I know that for some, goal setting can be really difficult. It's normal to feel a little anxiety (or a lot, as I've experienced some years), or even depression at this time of year. It's daunting. It's overwhelming. Time… Continue reading Break It Down – Goal Setting for 2019

Life & Stuff, Mental Health

What My Panic Attack Taught Me

I had a (small) panic attack Sunday night. I was crying, sweating, thinking a million things at once, breathing rapidly, and shaking. My chest was tight. I felt out of control. And it wasn't nice. It wasn't fun. I hadn't had a panic in a while, so I did beat myself up for it having… Continue reading What My Panic Attack Taught Me

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

Change the Narrative

I don't think I'm the only one who tells myself stories (and no, not because I'm an author). I mean the stories we tell ourselves about of lives and our Self. They can be labels, ideas, "evidence-based facts" or other, but there's a lot of things that we just accept and believe about our lives… Continue reading Change the Narrative

Life & Stuff, Poetry, Thought Capture

“Real Horrors” – Poem

You know what's really scary? Not prowling black cats, Or mouse traps, Or dead rats. No. What's really scary Is gunshots, Black bodies, And broken families. Black lives matter, But the scary thing is, They don't. Not to you all. Do they matter to you? What's scary is, The white child who "Doesn't need to… Continue reading “Real Horrors” – Poem

Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Films to Watch This Black History Month

Malcolm X 12 Years a Slave Django Unchained The Butler Ali I Am Not Your Negro Selma Hidden Figures Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Fruitvale Station Moonlight The Great Debaters 4 Little Girls Belle Get on the Bus Straight Outta Compton 13th The Help Boyz in the Hood Glory The Color Purple Fences The Hate… Continue reading Films to Watch This Black History Month

Life & Stuff, Mental Health, Thought Capture

How to Make Better Life Decisions

I don't know about you, but I am rubbish at decision making! I nearly always second-guess myself and give myself a headache with all the overthinking *sigh*. Aside from pros and cons lists, decision making can be tough. And there's been times when a pros and cons list just hasn't been enough to help me… Continue reading How to Make Better Life Decisions

Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Thoughts on Age & Balance

*An introspective piece...* Yesterday, myself and my partner went to see Kevin Hart (the comedian) live. It was an amazing night, where I laughed so much that I hurt. But before Kevin Hart came on, another comedian made jokes about age. He was talking about the differences between someone in their 20's and someone in… Continue reading Thoughts on Age & Balance