What to Know If You Were Also Triggered by the Death of DMX

On April 9, DMX — one of America’s most well-known and successful rappers — died of a heart attack brought on by a drug overdose. DMX’s history of addiction is well-documented, and as a fan of his who also has a history of substance abuse, I found myself rocked to the core by his death. I have foundContinue reading “What to Know If You Were Also Triggered by the Death of DMX”

Why Calling Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder Manipulative is Harmful

As a professional in the mental health field, who also has Borderline Personality Disorder, I am frequently faced with the stigma surrounding the disorder, and I see firsthand how it affects those with BPD, their access to treatment, and their self-image.  Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, and this hasContinue reading “Why Calling Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder Manipulative is Harmful”

Why Hyperfixation Feels Like a Toxic Part of My Mental Health Struggle

                Hyperfixation, commonly associated with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – and autism, is an occurrence when an individual becomes fully engrossed with something, may it be a hobby, movie, book, person, etc.  Often, this hyperfixation affects the rest of the person’s life as they have a challenging time focusing on anything other thanContinue reading “Why Hyperfixation Feels Like a Toxic Part of My Mental Health Struggle”

Interview with Waco Survivor David Thibodeau

his week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Waco survivor and humanitarian, David Thibodeau! We discussed all things Waco, Black Lives Matter, social justice, and equality. David’s story and his humanitarian work are very inspiring, and I hope that you enjoy our interview as much as I did! To listen to the fullContinue reading “Interview with Waco Survivor David Thibodeau”

5 Tips for Coping With Borderline Personality Disorder Through COVID-19

See the resources at the end of this article if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, self-harm, or abuse. Help is only a call or text away. ❤ I have dealt with the effects of Borderline Personality Disorder for the majority of my life, and I am finding my symptomsContinue reading “5 Tips for Coping With Borderline Personality Disorder Through COVID-19”

CREATING A COVID-19 CRISIS KIT AND AN UPDATE

HAPPY SUNDAY, EVERYONE, I hope that you are hanging in there and are staying healthy!  I am now presumed positive for COVID-19 so I have been in isolation in my bedroom to hopefully prevent my family from catching it.  In Colorado, we are officially in a state of disaster, and each day seems to getContinue reading “CREATING A COVID-19 CRISIS KIT AND AN UPDATE”

The Body Positive Maven: An Interview with Lindley Ashline

Recently I had the pleasure to meet and work with a wonderful lady named Lindley Ashline who is the body-positive icon of my dreams. She is the owner and creator of The Body Love Box (a body-positive, LGBTQA+ friendly, and racially diverse subscription box) as well as a photographer who helps women feel secure andContinue reading “The Body Positive Maven: An Interview with Lindley Ashline”

Hone Your Self-Care Skills in Quarantine

Throughout the past week as more and more cities, states, and districts have begun to enforce shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19, I have seen something harmful unfold. Many people are out of a job and being forced to stay at home, while numerous influencers across all social media platforms have created videos and articlesContinue reading “Hone Your Self-Care Skills in Quarantine”

The Horror Genre: An Antidote for Anxiety

HAPPY TUESDAY, EVERYONE! I hope you are doing okay and staying healthy (both mentally and physically).  I am still dealing with my symptoms related to COVID-19, as well as maintaining my self-isolation, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite techniques for managing anxiety. I struggle with Major Depressive Disorder, Discouraged BorderlineContinue reading “The Horror Genre: An Antidote for Anxiety”

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