Take Time to Know Yourself

One of the best ways to care for yourself is to know yourself. When you know yourself, you understand your triggers. You understand your responses to certain people and situations. You understand your behaviors and what you need. You understand why you feel a certain way when something happens or why you tend to prefer some situations or people better …

If You’ve Been Feeling Off Lately, It Is Okay!

Has anyone else been feeling emotionally drained lately and not quite like yourself? I have been feeling like my equilibrium has been off for some time. And it gets really frustrating when I don’t have the same enthusiasm for things I usually love doing, like let’s say my mental health speaking job. But I have to remember that I have …

@danakimberley Takes Over Insta Stories

It’s #freeyourmindfriday, and Dana Mulvaney is taking over our Insta Stories to talk all things mental health! Check out her story below, and be sure to follow along on Insta to hear what she has to say! Hey y’all, I’m Dana Mulvaney. I’m a 4th year at the University of Cincinnati, and I’m studying film and media. In my free …

You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine

I think about 95% of my life in terms of track meets and practices. All of the preparation, the hard work, the tears, the frustration, the anxiety, the rush of success, all of it. I haven’t ran competitively in years, but I still feel those feelings all of the time. My coach used to say a lot ot things but …

Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

I was at a NAMI support group the other night as they always bring in guest speakers. At the end of the speech, which turned into more of a discussion, one of the attendees told me I should be a motivational speaker and another told me I should write. I chuckled because I currently do both of those things. The …

Accepting Help

Where do we learn that asking for help is a sign of weakness? Who teaches us that accepting help means admitting defeat? These people exist. Because many people, including myself, have struggled with the concept of accepting help. So, let’s get this out of the way early. Read these sentences and then read them out loud so you can declare …