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Memoirs of Mental Health: James Taylor

Today, I'm excited to share about James Taylor's memoir, Break Shot: My First 21 Years. Though I've never heard Taylor's music, I really enjoyed the audiobook version, as it's read by the author and includes relevant music by James Taylor throughout. What sets this memoir apart from others that I've read is the fact that it covers the author's life up to...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 2)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. For part 1, click here. "Shame is the threat of being unloveable." "Shame is highly, highly correlated with addiction, depression, suicide, bullying, aggression, violence,...[ read more ]

This is Just my Face–Try Not to Stare: A Book Review

This Memoirs of Mental Health series has become one of my favorite sections of my website. I’ve always been a memoir junkie and I’ve been really inspired to see how some of my favorite celebrities are using their platforms to share about their mental health struggles and victories. I’ve loved Gabourey Sidibe since her debut role in Precious and I...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 1)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. Social media can create the shame-based fear of being ordinary. “I think we’re tired of being afraid.” “I work really hard just to wake...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Margaret Trudeau

I recently added a new category to this blog, Memoirs of Mental Health. Other articles in this series include mental health insights gained from: Actress, Jenifer Lewis Authors, Laleh Chini and Samuel Pollen My own story Today, I want to share some insights that I gained from mental health advocate, Margaret Trudeau. She’s the former first lady of Canada and...[ read more ]

What are Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder?

This is week 5 of a 5-part series that I’ve been doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. Past articles in the series include: Depression Anxiety The bipolar disorders ADHD Today’s post is about panic attacks and panic disorder. I touched on the topic of panic attacks briefly in week 2 (anxiety); however, it requires further discussion...[ read more ]

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Book Review

I've always wanted to write on the topic of Black mental health stigma but never had the courage. Today, I'm excited to share some insights that I gained from a memoir that I couldn't help but share with y'all. Jenifer Lewis is most recently known for her role as the sarcastic (and hilarious!) grandma Ruby on the TV show, Blackish....[ read more ]

What is ADHD?

This is week 4 of a 5-part series that I’m doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. Past articles in the series include: Depression Anxiety The bipolar disorders Today's post is about ADHD, which has three types and stands for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  ADHD, predominantly inattentive presentation (formerly known as ADD) This type of ADHD includes the following...[ read more ]

Managing the Depression Puzzle: A Book Review

Today, I'm excited to share a book review for Managing the Depression Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together, by Ashley L. Peterson. Ashley is a mental health nurse, mental health advocate, author, and blogger. Today, I will share some of the highlights of Ashley's latest book, which is being released today. Purpose of the Book Managing the Depression Puzzle is basically a...[ read more ]

What are the Bipolar Disorders

This is week 3 of a 5-part series that I’m doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. Past articles in the series include: Depression Anxiety Today, I'm going to share about the bipolar disorders. In my opinion, these disorders are some of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood. It's not uncommon to hear someone say, "I'm/you're so bipolar"...[ read more ]