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Living the Bipolar Life

A large percentage of the US adult population has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At one point, that percentage was 2.8% (NAMI). It is hard to understand this condition, because someone can go years without symptoms. Adults are usually affected by this disorder, however children can be affected as well. Bipolar disorder can affect everything […]

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Moving Forward in 2020

2020 has proven to be a challenge for everyone. For minorities, parents, children, the elderly, the middle-aged, and the average person. How do you move forward in 2020 when the world around us is on fire? Literally. I am up at nights, restless. My heart aches for those in pain. I am in constant fear […]

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I’ve Missed You So

Whew. 2019 is over and 2020 is almost a fourth of the way gone, and I haven’t posted a blog? What is that about??? Well. For those of you who are following my blog, but don’t know me personally… things have been rough the last 5 months. My family has experienced so much and my […]

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FMLA and Mental Health

I was three months away from graduating with my Master’s Degree and my life was crumbling around me. I couldn’t make it through a shift at work without crying. I couldn’t walk to my desk without feeling like everyone was staring at me. Every conversation around me felt like needles pricking my skin. My legs […]

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Emotional Assistance Animals ASSIST

Roxy is my Emotional Support Animal. An Emotional Support Animal is an Assistance Animal that provides companionship. The Fair Housing Act allows an individual with disabilities certain privileges for Emotional Assistance Animals. These can include the right to housing in ‘no pet housing’ and the ability to have non-refundable pet fees waived. Emotional Assistance Animals […]

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’. Thoughts and My Personal Issues

I finished the documentary Surviving R. Kelly this week in my recent Netflix binges, and it really made me think about a lot of things. In the documentary R. Kelly admits that he was a victim of child sex abuse. The women that are featured on the documentary have a lot of differences, but they […]

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Bullying is a Thing.

We all deal with it at some point in our life. Whether it is as a child or in the workplace with hostile coworkers (who may not even realize they are hostile). I wasn’t ‘popular’ in middle/high school, whatever you want to define popular as. I got along with others, but I didn’t develop a […]

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What Does Social Anxiety Mean to You?

Someone asked me what social anxiety was, and it dawned on me that not everyone understands social anxiety. I asked a few people, some who have social anxiety and some who do not, what social anxiety means to them. I am going to share 10 answers, social anxiety memes, and a story of my social […]

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To the Moon and Back: Apt 24

Life doesn’t always run you in circles, but sometimes you find yourself back in the same place you were 14 years ago. In the same apartment… in the same little town- even though you have moved multiple times (even out of state) trying to find your place in this world. 14 years ago, I was […]

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