The Complexities of Depression

Depression is not cut and dry as one may think and it is not just about being down or sad. It is an extreme complex mental condition and intertwines with my brain chemistry that includes damaging thoughts and behaviors that developed over time. I knew what depression was as a child and what it was […]

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. However, what is really International Women’s day? What is the history behind it? The earliest Women’s Day observance was originally called “National Woman’s Day,” and it was held on February 28, 1909 (my birthday) […]

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OCD Is Not An Adjective

Little do people know is that I have OCD, which is an compulsive disorder. I have always hated the phrase “I’m so OCD” because most are not OCD. Recently, I did learn that people with OCD do not state they have OCD, including myself. There are several subtypes of OCD. Some include checking, sensorimotor, relationship, […]

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