“The Body Keeps the Score is a book written by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D., a neuroscientist who influenced our understanding of trauma as the cause of so many mental health issues.  The book provides an understandable explanation of the brain and trauma’s impact.  Van der Kolk discusses how our brain’s adaptive responses to stress […]

Narcissism

June 20, 2021

Scorched Earth: The Body Keeps the Score

Scorched Earth – a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy. I knew I wanted to write about this, even had the post image drawn up for Instagram, but I could not find the words to write the post.  Mercury retrograde and seeing people getting married brought up […]

Narcissism

June 16, 2021

Scorched Earth: Picking up Narcissistic Traits for Survival

“You are not weak for leaving a job that is bad for your mental health.”  The picture on the left is in March, before lock-down when my team was a team of three.  This was when the work was balanced, and we had physical interactions, we were doing the damn thing.  The picture in the […]

Life

September 5, 2020

The Eyes Have it: The Effects of Burnout

“Bullying made me feel insecure, alone, ugly, powerless, and hopeless at times.” ~ Kate Gosselin We’ve all been subjected to it at some point and time in our lives. Over the last few years, there has even been widespread coverage surrounding It. From the President of The United States to even our own friends and […]

Life, Mindfulness

July 13, 2020

Bullying: It’s Not Just For Kids

Therapy was something that I was ultimately against.  I never found a purpose for it, or rather, I never saw a therapist who was committed to my experience. The first time I tried therapy was in 2008.  That therapist was more focused on finding ways for me to relax, and the one thing I walked […]

Life, Mindfulness

July 6, 2020

Relief: Finding your Therapist

Did you know that 52% of employees believe they work in a toxic work environment? (White, 2019).  You might be thinking that a toxic work environment is solely a workplace filled with drama, but it is so much more than that, and toxic work environments can be dangerous to your mental health. Thanks to the […]

Life, Mindfulness

June 29, 2020

Stressed Out: Toxic Work Environments and Mental Health

Have you ever said to yourself or out loud; “I am tired. I’m tired of being tired. More importantly, I’m tired of feeling like I have no outlet”? You aren’t alone. Let’s face facts. Men don’t have an outlet to which they can be vulnerable. Whether it’s because of media, perception, admittedly sometimes our own […]

Life

June 22, 2020

When Is It Enough?: Toxic Masculinity

How to get the most out of your self-care days.

Life, Mindfulness

June 13, 2020

Healthy Boundaries and Self-Care

Imagine the scene — You wake up, grab your morning cup of coffee, brush your teeth, and it’s time to start your day. The sun is shining, summer temperatures are rising and you think to yourself — “Today is going to be a good day. Just a quick flip through social media and I’m off […]

Life

June 9, 2020

Unplugged: Combating Mental and Media Strain

I think this meme shouldn’t just include brands but for the companies we work for. I’ve seen a lot of posts from places that I shop from, participate in today, and acknowledge the black community at the same time but I haven’t seen anything from the company I work for. I’m disappointed and disgusted. I […]

Life

June 2, 2020

#blackouttuesday

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