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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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perspective
Personal Experiences & Reflections
Tay M.

Perspective: A Bird’s Eye View

How a Change of Perspective Can Effect Understanding I was in Big Lots having a whole out-of-body experience because my imagination jumped up and started sprinting towards my thoughts on perspective.  So, my bf is the tallest person I have ever seen and probably one, if not the, tallest I

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Personal Experiences & Reflections
Tay M.

Glamour Magazine’s 2021 Community College Women of the Year

Glamour Community College Women of the Year How it Started It has taken three months for me to sit down and write about July 13, 2021, when I was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Community College Women of the Year. Since then, I have been riding a wave of emotions

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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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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 professionals.  Please check out my medical disclaimer link. Awareness at the Start At the beginning of my mental health journey, I thought being aware was

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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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Food & Cooking
Tay M.

Chicken Soup and Netflix’s Altered Carbon

The second season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon is here!  I stumbled upon season one quite some time ago. Instantly, I was in love with the concept. The visuals, ideas, and acting were fantastic to me.  After I watched the last episode, I wanted more.  It took a while, but more

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Mental Health Wellness
Tay M.

I Let You Go: A Lesson

“Have you noticed I’ve been ignoring you?” “Yep.” “Why haven’t you said anything?” “Because it doesn’t bother me. I am no longer interested in people doing things only because I want them to do it. “ “So you’re saying you don’t care about me anymore? “ “I’m saying I don’t

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Mental Health Wellness
Tay M.

Self-Care Day

Today, I decided I needed a self-care day. It was a painful, emotional past few months.  I’m finally back in Ohio.  Yet, my tension is still quite high. It has been a while since I had taken some time to myself, alone.  It was time I put everyone else on

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