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An African American woman in her 40s sits in contemplative grief, marking a death anniversary. She gazes out a window at a serene, rainy scene, reflecting on her healing journey. A cozy setting with a cup of tea and a soft blanket adds to the atmosphere of reflection and peace.
Mental Health Wellness
Tay M.

Grief: Anniversaries of Loss

This year, on my mom’s death anniversary, the mask is off. I’m sitting here, the calendar glaring at me, a digital tombstone marking a day that usually triggers a deep dive into grief. But today, the emotions are raw and overwhelming. I’m not okay, and for the first time in

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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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Care for You
Tay M.

Mental Health Wellness TikTokers

The pandemic has lasted longer than most expected in March 2020.  While the world dissolved into fear and uncertainty, some sought to unplug from the heavy onslaught of knowledge by

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Care for You
Tay M.

Redefining Success

Remember when participation trophies were a thing?  Some bristled at the idea of giving rewards to “losers” regardless of the intent.  In all honesty, the concept was great, but the

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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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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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