You Already Have the Strengths Within You

It felt a little rusty to give a speech last week. I have given speeches here and there during COVID, but none consistently as I had been doing pre-COVID. I was a bit nervous and took a lot of time to prepare and make sure I was ready to go and knew what to say. After the presentation was over, …

@justpeachycomic Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Holly Chisholm, creator of Just Peachy Comics, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health, sobriety and how she uses her comics as a way to cope. Check out her bio below! I was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. My therapist suggested I try journaling. I hate journaling. I have …

Ellie Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Ellie Kraft, a mother of three boys and high school guidance counselor who is sharing her story of living with anxiety and experiencing depression in the past. She recalls beginning to experience depression and anxiety in her teenage years and both resurfacing again when she had twin boys at age 30. She reached out to her doctor and got …

Leave Your Burdens Behind

So we all know we’re living in an unprecedented time. I feel like a broken record every time I say it, but it’s true. The world has never been so universally impacted by anything before COVID, and we’re all learning how to cope with this new way of life. From mask mandates to planning for school and the future, nothing …

What is Meant for You Will Always Find Its Way

I let go and trusted the universe, and it was the best decision I ever made. If you read my last blog post, then you know I was working through stress and anxiety around the unknowns of my wedding. Even after I posted though, I was still a ball of nerves. I spent that same night, crying because it felt …

Wellness + Sobriety Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Khadi A. Olagoke, a civil attorney passionate about wellness and sobriety, took over our Insta stories to talk about health and wellness, recovery, social justice + more! Check out her bio below! Khadi A. Olagoke is a civil attorney and the creator of Sober Black Girls Club, an organization that focuses on health, wellness and sobriety …

Student Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Diya, an incoming freshman at UC and mental health advocate, took over our Instagram stories to talk about dealing with burnout and depression. Check out her bio below! Diya is 18 years old and an incoming freshman at the University of Cincinnati. She is excited to be majoring in Medical Sciences and minoring in Psychology. Diya …

Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy

Planning a wedding during COVID has hands down been one of the most stressful things of my life. I had everything planned early, to prevent the stress I am feeling now. And then COVID messed up every single plan, and we were back at step 1, preplanning a wedding in a short amount of time. There have been countless meltdowns, …