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    Journal Queen

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailMental Health Awareness Month! So this month I’m going to highlight a bunch of things that have helped with my anxiety and depression. The first task is journaling. Journaling has been a game changer for me. It allows me to get out ALL of my emotions and thoughts when my mind has too much going on. Do you know how good it feels to write our your frustrations? If you don’t then that’s a sign you should start journaling. I try to write at least once a day. Sometimes I do more and sometimes I only write once a week. But I take my journal with me everywhere. Whenever…

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    My Jordan Year

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemail23 was such a whirlwind year for me. I started 23 gallivanting around a foreign country completely amazed with my life. This year I was able to move to Jacksonville, finally be consistent with my blog, and improve my physical and mental health. Looking back I had some memorable high moments. But boy oh boy did the year as a whole suck. I was forced to learn a lot about myself, what I can handle, and redefine my relationship with God. For every “win” that I shared on social media, there were at least 6 “I don’t know how I’m going to make it to tomorrow’s.” That’s a scary…

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    Cranes in the Sky

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailI stopped doing a lot of things recently because I let negative thoughts consume my mind. For a moment, all that went through my head was “you’re not good enough,” “you’ll never make it,” and “I don’t know why you’re working so hard because your dreams will never come true.” Yeah, it got pretty dark around these parts. My thoughts crippled me so much that I had to take time off from one of my favorite things in life: blogging. I absolutely love my blog. It’s is a perfect summation of all things “Alyssa.” I’ve discussed Beyoncé, my friends, my fish (RIP Karl), makeup, and all aspects of my…

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    Lacking Nothing

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailThis week I was feeling extremely anxious about life, my career, my future, and everything under the sun. It got to the point where I was consumed by the uncertainty of what God has planned for me and I called my favorite prayer warrior.      For me, a prayer warrior is someone who unleashes something ferocious on your behalf when I can’t find the words to pray for myself. My favorite prayer warrior is my mother. This amazing woman of God is ALWAYS there to help calm me down and prepare me for whatever battle life is throwing at me at the moment. No, this isn’t a dramatic…