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Diary of a depressed black woman

DDBW: Getting It Off Your Chest

African Americans women are more likely to suffer from depression but are less likely to be treated for depression due to the cultural stigma of mental illness in the Black community, feelings of shame and embarrassment, lack of health insurance, and lack of understanding of the illness. Black people, Black...

Keeping The Fire Burning

Yesterday’s post was very therapeutic for me, in a way I felt like a burden has been lifted. What I wan to tak about today is how to keep the fire burning, the fire being the desire for spitiual growth and seeking closeness to God. I can’t lie, with everything...

where have you been?

Where have I been

If you follow me on social media you know that I’ve lost my husband, Paul, back in November very unexpectedly, which has made it very hard for me to return to “life as usual,” but even before then, I asn’t around here much because…well, life. This time last year everything...

#forrealFebruary

Starting #forrealFebruary

So you know how on January 1st you made all these promises to do better? You felt good about the goals you’d set and your ability to stick to the plan you’d laid out for success. But around week 2 something happened because something always does and all the promises,...

Taking Back Emotional Control

Taking Back Emotional Control

Artist: Marion Bolognesi Not too long ago, I was blinded controlled by my emotions. When I was emotional, I was unpredictable, irrational. I’d lash out in anger, I was defensive, I was combative. If you tried to tell me about myself or my behavior, I’d feel attacked, like you wronged me. After months of fighting...

Take Time To Rest

Found the above graphic Pinterest, I find it interesting that the way the world is set up today people are supposed to always be “on” in order to feel successful. You know, you always got to be on your grind–growing your business, running your household, taking care of those who depend on you,...

Everything I give to You, withholding nothing

Everything I Give To You, Withholding Nothing

  Take your cares concerns worries anxieties Give them to Jesus Take your troubled marriage problem children arrogant boss dwindling finances and Give them to Jesus Withhold nothing even your secrets the skeletons in your closet the things you keep from your closest friend Give it to Jesus Leave it...

Diary of a depressed black woman

Managing Depression While Going Through Tough Times

My My My, this summer has been one for the record books. Everything I thought I was going to do I didn’t get to do, and things didn’t even know was going to happen happened. While the past few months have been challenging, so was managing my depression. I can’t...