Category: mental health

To smell vibrancy

I’m a diehard New Yorker. Even through this pandemic, where we were at the epicenter, I love New York. Maybe even more so now. But even with all that love for this grand city, I have often left it. I’ve lived in over 20 different cities. I’ve lived […]

It’s a long weekend… but

We love our long weekends. We get to decompress. We get to give the mind a mini vacation. We get to catch up on things. Normally, as a result, we wish everyone a great long weekend politely asking about their plans. Normally. Typically. These are not normal times. […]

Cathargic

Today was a long day with very little sleep. Three hours of sleep as a matter of fact. Just three hours. I was in zombified mode all day. Words were in and out of my brain. Meaning remained at the surface level. Digging deeper wasn’t meant to be. […]

Smizing through a pandemic

Many years ago, I loved watching America’s Next Top Model. It was one of the “reality” shows that I loved to catch. Perhaps in part because I love photography and I love mixing up styles. What I really loved about the show was the smizing aspect. What is […]

More cravings and brain fog

A pandemic can do weird things to a person. Well, it devastates a society and can brutally harm some bodies. And, it can give you brain fog. It can muddy your decision-making process. Can make you jump. Can make you freeze. I also started craving things I normally […]

It’s Sunday, right?

Last week I woke up one morning completely discombobulated. I wondered what day it was and couldn’t quite figure it out. Luckily for me, both my cell phone and Alexa agreed on the date. That was a start. However, all that day I felt a bit off. During […]

Speaking truth

She stood rooted in her spot wondering what her truth was and where she could find it. She stared at the hats wanting to pick a random one and be transported immediately elsewhere. She felt traumatized. She felt pain. She wanted to run. She felt everything and nothing […]