So the Year has Ended

I have been seeing people ask “What have you learned, done, etc. in 2018?” I have also seen people post about their 2018 journey. For me 2018 was an interesting and weird year. There just was a lot of weird energy, I can't really explain it. It was also pretty hilarious, I think I laughed… Continue reading So the Year has Ended

Listen to Your Inner Self

It is important to listen to your inner self, which includes your body, mind, and the energy running through you. You know yourself best. You know what good for you and what is not good for you. You know what you need and what you do not need. As you listen to your inner self… Continue reading Listen to Your Inner Self

Hope

One of the core parts of my resilience is hope. From hope comes courage, motivation, and the will to try. From hope, also come the ability of being gentle and honest with myself. It impacts my belief in myself. It is the foundation I used to rebuild my life and myself. Every obstacle I have… Continue reading Hope

Emerging Adulthood

A few weeks ago, in my human development class, we talked about emerging adulthood aka 18 years of age-early 20s and possibly later 20s. We read articles and had a discussion on this possible stage. Some theorists consider it a stage of human development while others view it as a transition period, not a stage.… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood

Constantly Moving

There were times when I didn’t allow myself to enjoy certain things because I knew that they temporary. I didn’t want to enjoy them only be without them and miss them in the end. A main example of is my living situation. Since I am always moving from place to place while in college and… Continue reading Constantly Moving

So I’m Back in Therapy

As I mentioned in this post Vulnerability , I wanted to work on becoming more comfortable with vulnerability. Dr. Brene Brown’s TED Talk showed me that I still had a good amount of work to do. Recently, I started going to see a therapist again. Since this was one of the main ways that helped… Continue reading So I’m Back in Therapy

Anniversary on WordPress

A few weeks ago, it was my first anniversary of being on WordPress. It was a whole year of committing to blogging on a regular basis (once a week). When I originally decided to create a blog, I did not know if I could keep it up for a year. I was not sure if… Continue reading Anniversary on WordPress

Visit to the Water Fountain

A few weeks ago, I decided to visit a huge water foundation that is near my area. It was a short walk, like a few blocks away. I quickly walked over to the park where the foundation is located. I was excited and felt eager to get there. It became increasingly quiet on my way… Continue reading Visit to the Water Fountain

Two Weeks of Anger

While I was reading one of counseling books, it was going over polarities which is a component of Gesalt theory. In a very short summary, polarities are the two extremes where people tend to fall. For instance, adult vs. child, loving vs. hateful, strong vs. weak, etc. Polarities could be used for any type of… Continue reading Two Weeks of Anger

Black Community in the Mental Health Field (My Experience)

Even though more people of color have been entering the clinical psychology/counseling field it is still predominantly white. In all of my classes I am one of few people of color. Sometimes it’s rough being the only black person or one of few, its kind of feels like I do not belong in the field… Continue reading Black Community in the Mental Health Field (My Experience)