Let’s talk about the financial divide in our society for a moment

Why is it that I can work in the beauty industry part time at a salary that is equivalent to a full-time position of someone who works in the mental health field? One is declaring an expectation of how society should look playing on the materialism that we all fall into, and the other isContinue reading “Let’s talk about the financial divide in our society for a moment”

What happens when she dies

What happens when she diesWhen the warrior inside her surrendersWhat happens when she puts down her swordShe lets her walls crash around herThe world will see her vulnerable and stripped of everythingWould anyone think twice or noticeWill she become an easy targetOr will she be embraced by something she never experiencedWill a power greater thanContinue reading “What happens when she dies”

Love even those who do not love

There will be people in your life that accept you in a room they feel confident inThere will be people who acknowledge your presence in a public environmentThese can be the same people that do not accept you as their equal in all rooms (whether you deserve the mutual respect or not).Knowing who you areContinue reading “Love even those who do not love”

The Holidays and Mental Health

Thanksgiving is historically known and intended for a time of gratitude.* For many, finding something to be grateful for is easier said than done. People suffering from mental illness struggle from one minute to the next trying to find even the smallest of happiness. Caregivers of those with struggles also find their own battle toContinue reading “The Holidays and Mental Health”

The Same Apartment, Very Different Lives

Our lives looked very different from so many points of view and yet we were in the same place. She grew up with strong parents. They had good paying jobs and took care of their family, were respected in the community, and taught their daughters ethics, morals, and values. Mine struggled to keep jobs, hadContinue reading “The Same Apartment, Very Different Lives”

Striving to Thrive, Her Story of Trauma

She told me that she understood everything happens for a reason, and that what happened to her was somehow meant to be. She shared her experience of abuse that started in childhood and how it was suppressed throughout adolescence and young adulthood. The realization she now contains of relationships that were ruined, the psychological damageContinue reading “Striving to Thrive, Her Story of Trauma”

Hurt People Hurt People

This saying has been going around in so many circles that it makes my head spin. Whether the rich want to be richer by way of manipulating people’s emotions, or the empathic want to spread love to those who need love to gain more empathy themselves, one thing is made certain, God takes note ofContinue reading “Hurt People Hurt People”