Knowing Your Triggers

First, let’s discuss what triggers are from a mental health standpoint: A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinksContinue reading “Knowing Your Triggers”

What Joy Do You Get From Making Fun of Overweight People?

In my previous blogs, I have talked a lot about being the skinny black girl that people constantly reminded that men didn’t want. I was often made fun of for being slim and I actually ate a lot. People felt that I didn’t have the right to exercise at the gym because I was slim.Continue reading “What Joy Do You Get From Making Fun of Overweight People?”

This Week Was a Roller Coaster

Monday: I think I was either going to have a nervous breakdown or throw myself off the balcony.  It was SOOO hard.  I woke my daughter up for school and made three discoveries that made me nuts.  Saturday, I had noticed that there was a lot of kitty litter on the floor and I ASSumedContinue reading “This Week Was a Roller Coaster”

Bipolar and Black

I’ve talked about mental illness many times in my blogs a lot because I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I know that we have really been talking about it as a race because of some of the “crazy” things we’ve been seeing from celebrities. The biggest and first one that usually comesContinue reading “Bipolar and Black”

So I Have Diabetes

Fun huh?  Well, I got diagnosed on April 1st.  One would think I would be distraught and horribly upset but quite the contrary.  You see, I had been working out at least 5 days a week and eating right yet just gaining and gaining more weight.  I couldn’t figure it out. I was tired andContinue reading “So I Have Diabetes”