Releasing

In order to let go one must separate and release.

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Self-love begins with Self-care

LADYHOOD journey

I am always busy. I am a mother of a 2-year-old, so toddler-mom life always keeps me on my toes. Between work, blogging, taking care of my home, managing my Facebook group, weekly Twitter Chats, building my brand, and being a working mom, it’s so difficult to find the time to focus on me. 

Self-love is a requirement. 

I have learned that by taking small steps in my self-love journey, I am able to focus on all of the pieces of self-love as if to practice adding them into my daily routine. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day, it has become important to me to take of the one human who is taking care of everyone and everything else in my life, ME. 

Our quality of care for others decreases when our self-care is not a priority.

What is Self-love? 

According to Christine Arylo, Best Selling…

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For The Mentally Ill Folks Who Didn’t Think They’d Make It This Year

Let's Queer Things Up!

The year had only just begun when I heard my psychiatrist, his voice quiet on the other end of the phone, telling me to go to the emergency room. “Will you go?” he asked me.

And I remember in that moment feeling like my cells were crawling and clawing in my body. The mere state of “being” was painful. I wanted to ask that doctor if he knew what he was asking me to do. How could he ask me to stay when everything hurt this much?

Last January, I couldn’t think of one good reason not to jump in front of the next train.

It’s December.

There were a million reasons not to.

Here’s what I would have missed: Trying my first veggie burger at Burger King. Learning I had obsessive-compulsive disorder. Eating sushi for the first time. Getting the first job that I’ve ever loved. Finding the…

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