A couple of months ago, my sister Natalie wrote about her experience with a company called A Wish For You. This company allows you to personalize gifts to loved ones and friends through a 3-step process with a great price point. Sounds awesome, right? I know! I hit that "like" button on their Instagram page … Continue reading A Wish For You: My Wish Box Experience for a Partner and Mentor
Author: Ash B.
There are times in life where you are able to see that other people are more invested in your discomfort than you are. And the thing is - people don't necessarily mean to be. When this year started, I was tapped to be the Maid of Honor in one wedding. By February, I was tapped … Continue reading Donating Discomfort.
I Went to Counseling for the First Time in Four Years.
...and that's a big deal. I have been threatening to go back to counseling at least since last year. I remember feeling like I was succumbing under the pressure of working a full time job in DC and then driving an hour to Manassas at least three times a week to perform another at least 10 … Continue reading I Went to Counseling for the First Time in Four Years.
The Summer that Saved My Life
I've been on a break from most things this summer. Like...there was zero motivation to do anything regarding the blog or anything that required too much energy. I just didn't have it in me. I didn't come to fully appreciate mental health really until this summer when I could feel myself falling back into depression. … Continue reading The Summer that Saved My Life
Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care as a Priority
Today is the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It has been a long May for me personally, with lots of waiting and lots of personal boundaries pushed. I have felt tons of pressure to always be present and always be helpful and it has left me feeling drained. Completely … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care as a Priority
Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God
I am going to be very honest. I don't know the last time I spoke to God about things concerning my life. The big things. The things that scare me. The things in my heart to do. The things that I struggle with God about in some major ways. I just...haven't had the words, per … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God
I've always been one who has bent over backwards to support other people. Perhaps it's the way I was raised, perhaps it's natural bend of my personality. At any rate, I try my best to be there for the people in my life, especially when they are doing the good work to start a movement or … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity.
A Note to You on Valentine’s Day (By You I Mean Me)
There's always something in me that breaks around this time of year. I've been actively expecting this day to roll around this year, as with every year, always resolving to be stoic and to put others before myself in order to achieve some worth from this day. I thought I'd do the same this year … Continue reading A Note to You on Valentine’s Day (By You I Mean Me)
#NuancedExposures: We Are Not One
It's been a crazy ride over the past 12 days. It's been a crazy ride since before that if you belong to certain groups, to be honest. This country has always been the land of the free for some and our current administration seems to be tightening those terms and conditions on what "free" feels … Continue reading #NuancedExposures: We Are Not One
#NuancedExposures: Mental Health with Lisa Gilliam
Today's VLOG is a discussion with my good friend, Lisa Gilliam, about mental health. She is a counselor by profession, a licensed minister, and founder of Celebrate Life - an annual event that uses the creative arts to spread a message of hope and educate about mental health. We had great time talking and sharing … Continue reading #NuancedExposures: Mental Health with Lisa Gilliam