Category: Mental Health

  • My Journee to Self Love

    To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morely In 7th grade English my teacher gave out assigned seats. My assigned seat was in front of this young white male. He began throwing small balls of paper at me during class. I turned around to tell him to stop and […]

  • EMDR Therapy

    Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts -Bianca Sparacino I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression by my therapist. I told myself that those were just medical titles that really didn’t describe me. However, after much thought I decided to work with my therapist to help myself heal […]

  • My First Heartbreak

    I remember it was a Thursday morning and I woke up extremely late for school. I was rushing to get the bush, and I needed to brush my teeth before I left the house. I would have skipped the whole day, before I left the house without brushing my teeth. When I went to brush my teeth […]

  • Tiger Stripes

    ” Behavior never lies” – Gary Blair I was admitted to the hospital 12/14/2014 to start the labor process for my son. Jhavier showed up to the hospital 12/17/14. Jhavier and I hadn’t spoken since about July 2014 around the time I was six months pregnant. There was so much turmoil between Jhavier and I […]

  • To Blog or Not to Blog

    The brighter the rainbow, the badder the weather -Lil Wayne I haven’t made a blog post in almost two months for a slew of different reasons. The main reason is because I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing by blogging. Don’t get me wrong I felt and I still feel like by […]

  • Single Parent Confessions…

    During the summer time my son’s father sent me a text message seeking to end the back and forth turmoil that has been our life since the birth of our child. He apologized for the dirt and acknowledged the domestic violence part of our relationship was a serious mistake on his part. He advised his […]

  • Mind Games

    Mind Games “The bravest thing I’ve ever done is continuing to live when I wanted to die” ~ JULIETTE LEWIS I sat on the couch watching television with my best friend, her boyfriend and his best friend. Everyone was laughing and discussing the show’s shenanigans and how reality tv was so unrealistic. All of a […]

  • Addicted

    “In people predisposed to anxiety disorders, caffeine can trigger a spiral of sensations–sweaty palms, pounding heart, ringing in the ears–that leads to a full blown panic attack” Unknown I was researching panic attack triggers to find out why I was having such frequent panic attacks. I almost cried when I read caffeine could trigger or make […]

  • Unplugged

    Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself who you are and who you want to be.. -Unknown As I sent at my desk of my regular 9-5 I started thinking to myself Janay you should be happy.  “Why should I be happy” I asked myself. “Because your not homeless. Your […]