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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: A Book Review

Due to the circumstances, I'm reading more than ever before. With that being said, I seldom come across a book that I would consider to be life-changing. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim is one of those exceptions and I'm excited some insights that I gained from his book with you. What is...[ read more ]

The Energy Bus: A Book Review

To begin, I need to share a bit of background on why I chose The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon as my read of the week. In general, I tend to be skeptical about self-help books... ok, I'm downright cynical; in fact, downloaded and returned this book in the library app twice before opening it. I'm glad that I pushed...[ read more ]

Why Won’t You Apologize? A Book Review

Today, I’m excited to share the key insights from one of the best books I’ve read this year, Why Won’t You Apologize? By Harriet Lerner. “We are imperfect human beings and prone to error and defensiveness. So the challenge of offering a heartfelt apology permeates almost every relationship. We take turns at being the offender and the offended until our...[ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]