Community Crew//Apparel for Mental Health Awareness

One of the things I’ve really been wanting for this brand is for it to create COMMUNITY. I want for people to see they are NOT alone in their struggles. What better way to do that than with comfy, colorful shirts?! I’ve decided to setup a little store to sell t-shirts and sweatshirts. AllContinue reading “Community Crew//Apparel for Mental Health Awareness”

Thoughts During S*****e Awareness Month

TRIGGER WARNING: This blog post does address the topics of suicide awareness and struggling with suicidal thoughts. If either of these things are triggering for you, then please close out of this post. None of my posts are ever meant to cause harm. I only want to raise awareness and create community so people canContinue reading “Thoughts During S*****e Awareness Month”

Religion and Mental Health

This might be a more controversial blog post, but it’s something I really want to say and feel NEEDS to be said. So, here goes… This month is Mental Health Awareness Month.  I love this month as it’s a time that’s meant to shed light on mental illness, but I feel that part of talkingContinue reading “Religion and Mental Health”

Lessons in the…Golden State???

I have experienced every emotion possible in the past week: self-doubt, frustration, sadness, overwhelming anxiety, fear, and exhaustion, but also pure joy, gratitude, peace, and contentment. It’s been a whirlwind, but I honestly cannot believe that this is actually my life right now. On Thursday, I moved into an Airbnb in Santa Barbara, California. ForContinue reading “Lessons in the…Golden State???”

Thoughts on the Holiday Season as Someone Who Struggles with an Eating Disorder

***Trigger warning: If talk about eating disorders and body image is a sensitive subject for you, please do not read. The point in me writing this blog post is to shed light on a sensitive subject and hopefully show people that they are not alone in their struggles. I do not want to stir upContinue reading “Thoughts on the Holiday Season as Someone Who Struggles with an Eating Disorder”

One year thoughts.

One year. One year ago today, I finally worked up the nerve to seek help for my anxiety and start medication. For one year I have been playing what feels like a never-ending game of trial and error to find the “best fit” medication, and oh what a year it has been. I remember thatContinue reading “One year thoughts.”

Thoughts from World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. Yesterday I woke up before 9:00 on a Saturday (a RARE occurrence for me) and actually felt super well-rested. Yesterday I went and got a salted caramel cream cold brew from Starbucks to have with breakfast and ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in SO LONG. Yesterday IContinue reading “Thoughts from World Mental Health Day”

Thoughts on therapy session #1

I had my first therapy session yesterday afternoon…and it was the most refreshing experience I have had in a long while. Not gonna lie, I was super nervous going into it because vulnerability isn’t exactly easy for me. Some people have the “I’m an open book” attitude, but not me. So having to discuss deep,Continue reading “Thoughts on therapy session #1”

Anxiety’s my name & medication’s the game.

Side note: I’ve actually been working on this post for the past 2 months. I’ve struggled with knowing what to say. Each time I would start to type it, I’d get stuck. Processing through all of this has been hard and it’s taken time. Now, I think I’m finally at a place of really workingContinue reading “Anxiety’s my name & medication’s the game.”