"If the house is on fire, the house is on fire." He would add a very animated "Get out!" at the end. This is the quote my father would tell me in my times of despair. He didn't always mention it in regards to my mental illnesses, more so the things that would bring me … Continue reading My Jamaican Dad’s Advice for Mental Health
The last "Rappers Teach You Life Lessons," post I did, I simply posted the video with no commentary. This time I have a few things to say. Now I am no rap aficionado and sadly I just heard this song in the last few years (I know, don't take my black card away!) but it … Continue reading When Rappers Teach You Life Lessons: Biggie
Being West Indian/Caribbean is a special thing, our people are culturally bonded regardless of their island (though they can also be relentlessly patriotic). We share a common history, similar foods, similar music, beautiful beaches, beautiful people, similar upbringings (broughtupsy), a similar timeline of immigration to North America...and well we also share the same prejudices, same … Continue reading Having a Mental Illness and Being West Indian
Epp! Today is Bell Let's Talk day and I wanted to post something personal and deep. So I've decided to share my mental illness timeline with you which I am realizing is very personal but what the heck, here goes! 2000 - First signs of Depression, saw very first psychiatrist, 15 years old 2001/2002 - … Continue reading Timeline of my depression (and ocd)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hgWownp8#t=175 "Patience is not simply the ability to wait It's how we behave while we're waiting."Patience Patience is the ability to accept trouble, suffering, delay Without getting angry or upset I feel like if you could master patience, you could master anything To sit and plan out your goals & dreams, strategize Understand how the … Continue reading When Rappers Teach You Life Lessons: Big Sean
It’s been one year, four months and thirteen days since he broke it off and I’m still reeling. Not on the bedroom floor crying (anymore) – thank God – just obsessively thinking about him and his new girlfriend/lady in his life (I’m not sure what she really is and I’m too scared to ask). To … Continue reading A Jilted Bride Update
Today was a hard day. I cried. A lot. I missed my ex. I've had to make some hard decisions recently, and not having him there as support proved to be rather difficult. After speaking with my sister, the question came to mind "Do I love myself?" because she mentioned taking care of oneself. She … Continue reading Do You Love Yourself?
Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson, and Kerry Washington Apple Music commercial. Like literally I have watched it at least twenty times. It's giving me life. I will now proceed to play the same songs, dance and pretend I'm part of this crew! Happy Tuesday.