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#MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

I started taking anti-depressants again—and I’m terrified. See, I stopped taking my meds about three years ago. They weren’t really doing anything for me anymore, and, at the time, I felt like I didn’t even need them anymore. I’d just moved to New York City and I was actually, genuinely excited about my life for… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

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#MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

Welcome to another #MentalHealthMonday! Hopefully this one will be a little more on the positive end of the spectrum. This week I’m celebrating my 5 year anniversary of adulting!🎉 Five years ago, I moved out of my parents’ house and halfway across the country to set out on my own. The last five years have… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

amwriting

#AmWriting | on depression & self-doubt

“Writing is about hypnotizing yourself into believing in yourself, getting some work done, then unhypnotizing yourself and going over the material coldly.” —Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird It’s been a while since I talked about what’s going on in my writing life. There’s a reason for that: I haven’t been writing, and I haven’t been… Continue reading #AmWriting | on depression & self-doubt

tags & awards

#MentalHealthMonday Book Tag!

This week’s #MentalHealthMonday is a little different. I got tagged by the lovely Wendy @ What The Log to participate in a new bookish tag about mental health. I was super excited to discover this tag (and a little sad I didn’t think to do this myself!) and I finally have a spare moment to… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday Book Tag!

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#MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

Responsibility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately—and for pretty much the entire time I’ve struggled with depression. It’s something I waver back and forth on in my own journaling about my mental health, and something I’m sure a lot of us struggle with when it comes to our mental health. Several years… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

Skoolie Life Lessons

Skoolie Life Lessons #2: on Stability & Serendipity

Welcome back to another edition of Skoolie Life Lessons, in which I share some things I’m learning as The Drummer and I convert a mini school bus into a mobile home. (If you missed the first post, it can be found here.) This week I’m talking about the process of building our bus into a… Continue reading Skoolie Life Lessons #2: on Stability & Serendipity

reviews

ARC Review | Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Genre: MG/YA Contemporary | Diversity: half-Spanish MC + mental health rep My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shapes my opinions of the book.* what it’s about: Sofia Wolfe, age 14, lost her mother less than a year ago, and she’s not sure how… Continue reading ARC Review | Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Around the Blogosphere

Around the Blogosphere: June 2017

After seeing Kourni’s version of this feature, I decided to make this its own post. I used to put a section of awesome blog posts in my Wrap-Up, but as I’m sure you’ve seen, that post is already out of control. So, here are some posts I loved this month. I hope you enjoy reading… Continue reading Around the Blogosphere: June 2017

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#MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

Let me start off this post with a huge TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal thoughts. I debated writing this post at all. It is not my intent to cause anyone harm, to trigger underlying feelings, or to somehow validate the idea of taking one’s own life. If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, please skip… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

book lists

My Best Picks: Mental Health Lit

I’ve been reading a ridiculous amount of mental health lit lately, but then again, I always have. I’m constantly seeking to have my experiences validated by seeing them reflected back elsewhere. Of course, the search to see yourself in the world doesn’t always go well. So I decided to make this post of my “Best… Continue reading My Best Picks: Mental Health Lit