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MENTAL HEALTH

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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Well, good thing you asked because I'm sharing all about it! a little backstory... My 19-month-old daughter was recently diagnosed with moderate/severe autism about two months ago. In addition to autism, she was also diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, which I alre[...]

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Shadow Work: A Complete Guide to Self-Healing

shadow work and learning to love your darkness... You're probably thinking, "Darkness? Girl, what witchy nonsense is this "shadow work" you speak of?", but stick with me for a minute. We all have a light side and a dark side. To further simplify, our light side encompasses the qualities and traits we like, love, and appreciate about ourselves. Our dark side (shado[...]

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25 Journal Prompts for Moms

25 journal prompts for moms who need to relax I've said it here before, but I'll say it again, journaling isn't my jam. This blog is the closest I'll get to opening up a notebook or journal and writing down my thoughts. Don't ask why, but it gives me anxiety, but for many people, it does quite the opposite. It releases anxiety and helps ground you. It allows you[...]

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Releasing Anxious Thoughts for Good: Action You Can Take Today

Humanity is an intense experience. You hear the words “unprecedented times” a lot these days, but life has always been unprecedented! Until there is a way to predict the future, we’ll stay living in unprecedented times. For this reason, it’s really nothing strange that many people have anxious thoughts! However, understanding that doesn’t do you much[...]

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Quarantine Depression: Like Walking Through Quicksand

Are you feeling like depression in this quarantine has flirted with you once or twice? You're not alone.... It's May which means it's Mental Health Awareness Month! As great as having a month is, let's be honest, every day is mental health awareness day especially now. I feel like life has been the most insane rollercoaster these past two months. The ups have b[...]

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How to Not Care What Others Think of You

How to Free Yourself of What Others Think I spent the greater part of my life caring what other people thought of me, almost obsessively too. I can place partial blame on my OCD, but that's like a solid 10% if that. I know I am not alone in this either. Majority of the world, especially if you are under the age of 30, care so deeply about what other people think of t[...]

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5 Things to Do Right Now to Reduce Your Anxiety & Stress

Times are rough right now for all of us. Some of us have lost our jobs, some of us are working overtime, some of us are on the front lines of saving the human race, others are simply just trying to deal with the overwhelming mental warfare of having to stay home and not have any human contact or physical touch. Regardless of what your situation is, take comfort in kno[...]

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Protecting Your Mental Health in Isolation

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Hard Times If you're like me, time has essentially halted and life as I know it currently does not exist. This downtime and isolation has been eye-opening in many ways, but it has also taken its toll on me mentally. I thrive on human interactions, getting out, meeting new people, and doing new things daily, but having to[...]

OCD is Not an Adjective...
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OCD is Not an Adjective…

*If you or someone you know relates to any of what is said, please seek out medical attention* Let me say it one more time for the people in the back... and by "back" I mean Instagram. OCD is not an adjective. It's not a term to use to drive a point home, it's not a description of your cute little clear containers full of displayed cookies, it's not a way to dramat[...]

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The Emotional Baggage that Comes with Being a Single Mom…

Handling the Emotions of Single Motherhood Baggage, battles, truth bombs, whatever you want to call it, being a single mom brings on a lot of emotional and mental turmoil. In my experience, beyond the physical demands, financial demands, and overall exhaustion, this journey has taught me about how mentally strong you have to be for yourself and your little one.[...]