self-care

So Let’s Talk About Mental Health.

My mom has an acute mental illness: Depression and Paranoia. Her first psychotic break happened in 2015, out of nowhere. I remember the day it happened. I was preparing to leave to New York City to celebrate the fourth of July but knew something was wrong. She was unable to speak or comprehend I what I was telling her. She didn’t want to eat or drink water because she was paranoid that someone was going to poison her. I didn’t know what to do except call an ambulance and head to the ER.

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My 2017 Vision Board Party!

My 2017 Vision Board Party!

For the first weekend of 2017, I thought it would be fun to host a vision board party to reset and define the New Year resolutions that were established towards the end of 2016. I wanted to bring together my close friends and acquaintances to visualize our goals by laying them out on construction paper using quotes and inspiring pictures from magazines…I couldn’t leave out the confetti of course. I urged my guests to focus on the importance of setting intentions for 2017 while also being open to spontaneity and change. Since I wanted to keep this gathering small and intimate, I had more freedom to personalize the vision board party experience based off each guest.

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