Hold Onto Your Small Moments of Joy

Writing this blog post, I am sitting on the waterfront of Alexandria, VA, watching the life of Washington, DC right across the water and I thought about all the life happening all around us that we constantly watch pass us by. And then I felt sadness for all of those who couldn’t see the beauty of today, because they had …

Local Therapist Takes Over Our Insta to Share Her Story

The local therapist behind the Insta account, @ResiliencyinBloom takes over our Gram stories this week and shares how she found her calling to “travel” along with others through their mental health journeys. Hi All- My name is Ashton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Cincinnati area, working primarily with teenagers and adults. In my “free time”, I …

I’m Jacqui and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Jacqui, a Cincinnati State student studying Paramedic Science, who’s living with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder with a history of suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She remembers the feeling of sadness when she was in Junior High without a “real reason” to justify the sadness. Jacqui wants to send the message that mental illness isn’t something you can just …

Relinquishing Control, Trusting the Universe

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Raise your hand if you are someone who likes things done on your timeline, and absolutely no other timeline other than yours. My hand is definitely one of the highest in the room! So many of us, including myself, are impatient and want things done how we want them and when we want them. …

I’m Jadyn and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Jadyn shares her story on living with depression and bipolar disorder and how her diagnosis isn’t defining her.  Jadyn says, although it was hard admitting she needed help, talking to her therapist really started to change her path and make a difference. She wants everyone to know that it’s okay to get help, you can have feelings and it’s okay …

Wide Wonder Takes Over Our Insta While Traveling to Stop Stigma

The duo of parents called, Wide Wonder, are traveling across the country via bus to stop the stigma and eliminate labels placed around mental health, while simultaneously focusing on strengthening their family unit. One bus, two parents, two tweens, a dog and a year of service in search of Wide Wonder. As accomplished thought leaders, authors and activists in addiction, …

You Aren’t a Failure If You Have to Go Back To Therapy

Therapy, just like recovery, doesn’t happen on a linear path. You can start therapy and feel like it won’t help you and then come back again 2 weeks later and watch your life change. You can start therapy and need to go every week, and then decide you want to stop. And you can even stop and start back up …