Working out Through Depression

Exercise fortifies the pillars of your mind, body, and soul. Nevertheless, knowing something is good for you isn't always motivation to do it, especially through a depressive episode. Depression comes and goes in waves, but I'm interested in consistency amongst the tsunami of emotions.  “I thought maybe I could help people with awareness, help men…

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Only You & I Will Last Forever: A Letter To My Depression

Elephant Journal The misconception that depression is something that arises only during trails, or is easily curable leads to shame and isolation. I often get tired of telling people about my struggles with depression because of responses like, "Just take some medicine" or "You are depressed again?" I turn to writing in these cases. The…

The Fall After The Rise

The mind can be a scary place, and when coupled with the heart, you can experience a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Rollercoaster are thrilling, terrifying, exciting, heart wrenching, but ultimately out of our control. The weekend of my book release I was on a rollercoaster. At times I was on top of the world,…

Tackling Mental Health Through Poetry

I wrote earlier about my upcoming article with non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms and the day has finally arrived. My article is posted live on their website and I'm ecstatic. If you all would please go check it out, share, and tell me what you think I would appreciate it. I talk…

To Write Love on Her Arms

TWLOHA Mission To Write Love On Her Arms is a non profit innovative that I have been following for quite sometime now. The organization is dedicated to bringing hope to those struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. TWLOHA, for short, exists to help, encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into the treatment and…