July Warrior – Paula

July Warrior – Paula

Hello all! And welcome to my next Warrior of the Month segment. This one is pretty personal for me, as she is my junior high bestie! We used to spend countless hours in her basement drinking Dr. Pepper and eating popcorn twists, singing karaoke like we were professionals. Everyone meet Paula! Paula has had her …

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June – Not Letting Mental Illness Define You

June – Not Letting Mental Illness Define You

June Mental Health Discussion Not Letting Mental Illness Define You   Hello all! And welcome to this month’s mental health discussion. This month was a suggestion by quite a few of the readers over this last year. I haven’t written about it until now because honestly, I’ve let it define me and who I am …

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How to Make Friend with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

How to Make Friend with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow Rating: Genre: YA Contemporary Content: Grief, teen struggle awareness Synopsis: It has always been Tiger and her mother against the world. So what happens when you lose the one person you thought would always be there? Darkness begins to surround Tiger as she navigates through …

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June Warrior – Lauren H.

June Warrior – Lauren H.

This next Warrior is someone I am in awe of. I reached out to Lauren back in April after coming across her page on Instagram. Seeing how open she is about her mental health, I knew I had to ask her to share her story with you guys. Although she suffers from a variety of …

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Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell Rating: Genre: Poetry “There are things I cannot control and memories I can never erase, and in the times I don’t feel whole, I will always search for your face. You are every star burning in the sky, you are every golden leaf in the tallest tree, you are a …

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May – How the Media Portrays Mental Illness

May – How the Media Portrays Mental Illness

May Mental Health Discussion How the Media Portrays Mental Illness Hello all! Welcome to my May Mental Health Discussion. This month’s idea was given to me by my friend Cait (Thanks Cait!) and I couldn’t be more excited to discuss this topic. This month’s blog post will be more of an opinion piece rather than …

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May Warrior – Rachael

May Warrior – Rachael

The first thing I want to say about my next Warrior is, WOW! This beautiful young woman reached out to me on social media saying she wanted to share her story in the hopes of raising awareness. I knew that she had Bipolar Disorder, like myself, but I did not know the extent of her …

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Summer 2019 Reading List

Summer 2019 Reading List

Hey y’all! I’m back this year with another summer reading list for those of you who want some awesome reading material this season. There is a mix of genres, and I haven’t read every book (but definitely own every book) on this list. All books come with very high recommendations. So let’s get started!   …

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The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Rating: Genre: YA Contemporary Content: Teen suicide Synopsis: Since her brother committed suicide, Lex has been trying to close herself off to everyone around her and keep her grief in check. But memories of her brother follow her around and Lex has yet to tell anyone …

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April – Avoiding a Caregiver Relationship

April – Avoiding a Caregiver Relationship

April Mental Health Discussion Avoiding A Caregiver Relationship One of the biggest struggles that I have found in my marriage is making a conscious effort to avoid it from turning into a caregiver type relationship. You get into a routine, you have someone who maybe needs their significant other more often than not, someone who …

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