Appreciating Delayed Gratification

So many of us often seek out instant gratification. We want results and we want them immediately. It happens when we go to the gym to get more fit and get frustrated when we don’t see progress in a few days. It happens when we start therapy and expect to figure out our entire struggles after just one hour session, …

The New Queen of Self-Care

Y’all, did you see the news this week? We have a new “Queen of Self-Care”—the one and only Megan Markle. This past week, she and Prince Harry made a decision to “step down” from the senior management of The Royal Family. What does that mean? Well, I love this perspective:  Matt Haig on Twitter said, “I think Meghan Markle is …

Learning to Love Yourself Outside of a Relationship

I often think about my journey with self-love and how most of my life has been spent void of self-love and depending on others for my sense of self-worth. I was deeply reminded by this after listening to Demi Lovato’s song, “Tell Me You Love Me”. I remember when I first heard this song and how I felt like it …

1N5 Looks Forward to 2020 for #WarriorWednesday

This week, #WarriorWednesday fell on New Year’s Day. What better way to celebrate than look back on what 1N5 has done in 2019 and look forward to 2020? Check out this recap video to see what happened this year! 1N5 had the chance to meet so many new faces, grow its team and increase its impact in the local community …

Strength Kept You Fighting Through 2019

This is my last blog post of 2019 and my 52nd blog post this year. Each post shared a different moment—whether happy or sad—of my life to help spark discussions for you with other people or within yourself. Within those blog posts was a life that I lived everyday, full of both blessings and pain. But I’m sure it was …

1N5 Looks Back on 2019 for #WarriorWednesday

This Warrior Wednesday, 1N5 shared a wrap-up of this year’s storytellers and their journeys with mental illness. Since 1N5 began featuring Warrior Wednesday journeys, 62 Warriors have shared their stories and reached 325,071 people. In 2019 alone, 19 individuals have shared their #iAM1N5 journeys, reaching 95,393 people. 1N5 is so proud of all the Warriors out there living with mental illness …

Loving Yourself No Matter Your Size

Trigger Warning: Eating disorder, weight loss, body image  Loving myself at every size has been a huge battle for most of my life. Can you relate? Call it self-love, self-respect, self-care, or self-worth—it all boils down to these questions: How much do you love yourself, even when you mess up or stumble?  How do you protect yourself from toxic people, …