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At times, I’ll share my personal experiences with various coping methods and life lessons that have helped me make it out of the brier patch.

Gray pillow case with wet spot from crying. holiday depression, hating holidays, coping, resentment
Personal Experiences & Reflections
Tay M.

Holiday Depression: Tears On My Pillow

Holiday Vs. Seasonal Depression Holiday depression happens to more people than most realize, not to be confused with seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder), which deals with changing seasons.  Holiday depression can hit hard when traditional structures do not apply to a person, which is my situation.  At various times of the

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the closeness of friends
Mental Health Wellness
Tay M.

The Closeness of Friends

Talking with my boyfriend (an introduction post about him will come once there is more water under that bridge) this morning, I realized how far removed the idea of doing things with family is to me. It is somewhat weird that people see and talk to family members every day or regularly.

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my love story self love image
Mental Health Wellness
Tay M.

My Love Story

Man, I am so in love. It is amazing how someone can be right before your very eyes, yet you don’t notice them. This kind of love is new to me. It is uncompromising but kind. It is strict and demanding but encouraging. It holds me to a higher standard

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Personal Experiences & Reflections
Tay M.

Being Aware

It is my hope, sharing my journey will provide some insight into your own journey.  Before trying anything, I mentioned, as always, check with medical

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Food & Cooking
Tay M.

Why I Love to Cook

I love to cook, in case you have not noticed. In my (not so) humble opinion, I tend to be pretty good at it.  Recently, I realized I was using my cooking abilities in both a healthy and unhealthy manner.  As I look back over the years, I can see

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