“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

“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

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

Life, Mindfulness

June 13, 2020

Healthy Boundaries and Self-Care

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

I am a “Mestiza,” half Filipina, and half Black.  The stigma around mental health and illness in both the Asian and Black communities is prevalent.  My mother, born and raised in the Philippines, was confused, and called to a need for prayer upon my diagnosis.  For my father, born and raised in Philadelphia, he thought […]

Medical Minute

May 29, 2020

Stigma in the Asian and Black Communities

A la Mariah Carey – I really do know who this is. This is me, but I don’t know who this is anymore. My wasband reactived his IG for whatever reason, is still following me, and hasn’t removed any of our pictures. None of that is any of my concern though, no matter how weird, […]

Life

May 24, 2020

I don’t know her.

I should preface this by saying I have scheduled telework days. From December – March I had two days a week. When I switched companies and locations, the contract didn’t grant scheduled telework days, only ad hoc, until September when I got one scheduled telework day. Now, I enjoy scheduled telework days because that means […]

Life

May 17, 2020

The Truth About Working From Home

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