Keeping It Real, mental health, Running

My Running for Mental Health Journey

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that saw mental health as a part of overall health. When I was a freshman in high school, my mom realized that when I said "I didn't feel good" and wanted to stay home from school that my mental health was what needed attention, and… Continue reading My Running for Mental Health Journey

Keeping It Real, mental health

Depression

[Trigger warning: depression, suicide, self harm. You are not alone - If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. Help is available 24/7.] "Being depressed is like being locked in a cage and losing the key. You keep beating yourself up about it, but its not even your fault.… Continue reading Depression

Keeping It Real

Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.

I deleted my Facebook and Snapchat apps from my phone at the beginning of this month. I don’t miss them at all... well, okay, I kinda miss the silly filters on Snapchat. I definitely don’t miss the feeling of being constantly connected. I haven’t written a blog since the beginning of this month. I have… Continue reading Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.

Goals for 2020, Keeping It Real

My Alcohol Free Journey

I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey