Mental Health

Juicing, Breville, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Mental health, bipolar, eating disorders

The Hidden Dangers of Juicing

Are you a fan of juicing? A couple weeks ago, I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and obviously, related a little too much. I immediately wanted to start juicing as a way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our every day diet. The fact that I have read that juicing helps with everything from losing weight to curing cancer made it even that more lucrative. I’ve known for som... »

No, How to say no, Saying No

How to Say No & Not Feel Bad about it

You know what no one teaches us as children? How to say NO! Sure we may say “no” for a few years in obstinate defiance as children but soon, that is beaten out of us ( not literally but we are told over and over again that it’s not nice to say no!) We are taught from the time we are toddlers that to be pleasing in word, deed and action to those who surround us. We are even urged ... »

keith Vidal, Throat Punch Thursday, mental illness, Schizophrenic teen, Schizophrenia, Bryon Vassey

Mentally Ill Teen, Keith Vidal, Shot & Killed because Officer Had No Time for That

The family of 18-year-old, Keith Vidal, called their local police for help when their son was behaving erratically during a schizophrenic episode last Sunday night. The 18-year-old from Boiling Spring Lake, North Carolina, was first tasered by two police officers and on the ground when shot and killed by a third officer, Bryon Vassey, from the neighboring town of Southport. According to this emoti... »

ash beckham, closets, truth. honesty, being yoru authentic self

Coming Out of the Closet & Having a Hard Conversation

I watched this TedX video of Ash Beckham and she reminded me that hard is hard and we truly all do have our closets that we live in. Me, I’ve had a few. Unfortunately, they shroud you in shame but better the devil you know, right? Rejection is the worst and no one wants rejection. Most of us would prefer to not try at all than to try and fail and that is why we live in closets. Closets are n... »

women's issues, body image, self-image, expectations of being a woman

Why No Woman Will Ever Be Good Enough

I read a post written recently by Petra Collins titled Why Instagram Censored My Body. You need to read it. Petra’s instagram account was for the crime of posting a photo of herself from the waist down in a pair of bikini bottoms. She had not had a bikini wax. There was no Borat like tactics with rogue pubic hairs escaping at alarming rates but there was a definite shadow at her bikini line. I was... »

Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, VMAs, MTV, Blurred Lines, We Can't Stop, twerking

The Problem with Miley Cyrus is Robin Thicke

Okay, Miley Cyrus, I get it you are not Hannah Montana. After last night’s VMA’s everyone is wondering just what the hell went so wrong in Miley Cyrus’ young life that warranted last night’s performance.  Was she over the top? Absolutely. Was she embarrassingly crass on stage? For sure! Has she not enough bootie to do the twerk justice? Indubitably. But is she some sort of anomaly who has gone com... »

mental health awareness month, mental illness

Throat Punch Thursday~ You’re Crazy Edition

You’re crazy! Oh My God, she is acting so bipolar! I can’t go shopping this afternoon, I am so depressed! Get over it. Take a chill pill! Don’t have a panic attack. We hear these statements made almost daily. For some, they may seem harmless but to those of us who suffer from these diagnoses, it’s far from funny.  It’s serious. My chemical imbalance is not your bad mood. My battle with eating diso... »

loving yourself, self-esteem, self-image, eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder

Finally, I Don’t Hate my Body

 I hated my body here Today, I don’t hate my body. I can’t even remember the last time I could say this and not be being sarcastic. It may be the first time since I was about 6-years-old that I didn’t look into the mirror and wish that what I saw reflected back at me was something/ someone else. It’s been happening gradually over the past few years. Don’t get me wrong, this body is not the end res... »

In Lieu of Throat Punch Thursday ~ Just Breathe

Throat Punch Thursday will not be executed this Thursday. I wrote a very powerful piece about an issue that is very dear to my heart, earlier this week and would really prefer that you just take a look at that post and please share it. That being said, I am a little emotionally spent after sharing such a personal piece here and am not in the mood to Throat Punch anything or anyone, though I am sur... »

anorexia, bulimarexia, eating disorders, national eating disorders week

Bulimarexia ~ The Consequence of Impossible Standards

Bulimarexia Bulimarexia is an eating disorder distinguished by a combination of the symptoms prevalent in both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; develops primarily in teenage and young adult females. It is hard to treat because of  having symptoms of both diseases. Patients with bulimarexia usually have poor self esteem and a distorted body image. Women are more likely to develop this conditio... »

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