Writing Saved My Life

I always tell people I’ve been writing since my mother birthed me. That’s how it feels but truthfully, I’ve been writing since I was 5 or 6. By the time I reached middle school, my love for writing blossomed into something I’d never expected. I had already been journaling for years and in 2009 I […]

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13 Signs of Burnout and How to Cope

Burnout is physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion and is the result of prolonged stress. The term was coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s. While stress from burnout usually comes from your job, your lifestyle can also add to this. At some point, we will all experience stress from work but it develops into […]

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Eulogy – Poetry

5/6/21 What can I say about Jaila? She was talented… But troubled She struggled most days to find meaning And even when she smiled if you searched deep enough you could see the pain in her eyes She got lost at a young age and never quite found her way back She broke herself loving […]

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PTSD After Domestic Violence

TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence Being in two different relationships where I experienced domestic violence has been traumatizing. It completely changed the way I viewed myself as well as the way I viewed men. The first time I was physically abused I was 18. I’d been seeing him for a few months and there were so […]

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