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Struggling with Self-Efficacy

I don’t struggle with self-worth, but I do struggle with self-efficacy at times. Let me explain. ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️...

I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice

I hate the sound of my own voice. To this day: 🚫 I can’t watch recordings of myself speaking. 🚫 I don’t talk on stories or film videos...

Yesterday, I broke down

Yesterday, I broke down. After waking up exhausted from no sleep the night before, I went from one call to the next. Suddenly, I found...

Suicide Prevention Week 2020

We lost my brother to suicide when I was 15. He was only 20 years old & had just come out to me the year prior. One of my biggest regrets...

Getting Emotional at Work

😤 Displaying emotion at work is NOT a weakness. 😤 It’s a strength. 💪 Getting emotional about something shows you care. ✋ Getting...

Millennials, Don’t Beat Yourself Up.

Millennials, don’t beat yourself up. It’s okay to be discouraged. To feel setback due to COVID-19. To feel stagnant. To be anxious to...

I feel trapped

I feel trapped. There was a moment, when cases and deaths were going down, and New York City was slowly beginning to reopen that I...

It Is Okay...

It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to need time off. It's okay to ask for help. It's okay to sign off for an hour or two. It's okay to...

Taking Money Out of Savings

I took money out of my savings yesterday. It wasn’t money I wanted to move yet, but as the sole breadwinner during this crisis, I felt...

Mental Health Awareness: My Story

My mind never stopped. I was constantly contemplating something. I’d interject others and speak as quickly as possible in an effort to...

Momma's Boy

My mom’s birthday was last week. Like 7 birthdays before this one, I wasn’t able to call her on that day. This increased connection with...

Memoir in Crisis

I’ve been writing a lot during this crisis, and somehow I find myself almost halfway through a memoir. I’ve written about some of the...

The Art of Distraction

Last night, my therapist asked me how I have been coping these last few weeks. I struggled to find an answer. The truth is, I have been...

Coping with COVID

We all cope differently in this crisis. At first, I’ll admit, I doubted the severity. Early on, most news seemed to point to just another...

My Mental Health Journey

I see a therapist and psychiatrist. I have experienced suicide in my family, and I, too, have considered suicide at the lowest points of...

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