Can you define the self-love? What about self-care? I’m sure many of you can give brilliant explanations but how many of you practice self-love and self-care? I will be honest and admit that I have struggled with self-love, and until a couple of years ago I had no idea what self-care meant.
It has been a few weeks since I have written anything new or updated my blog, and I wish I had some profound reason for not doing so. I wish I could say I was halfway around the world on vacation in France. Or that I was doing something selfless like trying to solve world hunger, but the truth is that I have been caught up in the whirlwind of change.
When I had the idea for my blog a few months ago I knew there was someone I wanted to feature, my friend Marshay. Over the years Marshay and I have had conversations about everything under the sun. We have discussed everything from relationships to politics, but more recently the topic of mental health came to the forefront.
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) reports that music therapy programs can help with managing stress among other ailments. Over the last couple weeks I have been compiling a list of songs that make me happy. These songs usually put me in a good mood and I have been using them as a part of my therapy recently.
I know I have had several anxiety attacks especially when I operated my bakery about 7 years ago. I remember the moments when I would start hyperventilating because I felt I would not have enough time to finish a large order.
Have you ever avoided walking down a street because it was busy and you fear someone would say hello? Or do you drink glass after glass of alcohol in a social setting to stay “occupied?” Or have you ever left a party or event because interacting with people was so difficult?
I don’t ever remember hearing the word “anxiety” used in regards to mental health while growing up in the Caribbean. As I have mentioned before, mental health wasn’t openly discussed – of course, I would hear family and friends make jokes about that one “crazy” neighbor that went “off.” …
It was a particularly trying day at work, I mean every day was a trying day at work for me (like most work days for most working adults). Working in a high volume call center was mentally draining but working in a call center that is medical in nature added an emotional element that not many can take…