Watering Dead Flowers Won’t Make Them Grow

My mother tells me that I cut people out of my life too quickly. When I say tell, I mean my mother reprimands me on just how repugnant it is for my life to dismiss people. What my mother does not understand is that some individuals in our life have expiration dates. In her Bajan…

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Bi·po·lar Dis·or·der

  a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.   Before you read this post I have a single request. My request to you is that you disregard all prior judgments surrounding Bipolar Disorder in which you thought you knew. Because you may very well be wrong. And that is alright. For…

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I Can’t Relate

Imagine having to sit your unapologetically black ass down and vent about your life obstacles, repentance, and embarrassments to an individual whom you have never met. Better yet imagine conversing with that same individual who may have already passed judgment about you prior to your “Thank you for taking time to meet with me today.”…

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Cancellation Party of Three

First and foremost I would like to shamefully apologize to those who I have hurt because of my depression and anxiety… To those who I have abandoned at social gatherings without any notice. To those who I have screened an abundance of calls and texts, because I was too busy being “unbusy”. And lastly to…

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Broken Crayons Still Color

As a child I vividly recall coloring pictures of things such as flowers, people, and places I’d imagined in my budding mind, to subsequently showcase them to my parents. In return, my parents would encourage me with compliments like “It’s beautiful” and “Good job!”. When creating my masterpieces I became so captivated in my process, that…

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Hot Coco with a side of S.A.D

  Baby it’s cold outside, and I’ve gotten S.A.D. I’m not suggesting to the type of sad you get from a messy break-up. Or the type of a sad you develop from your goldfish swimming their last swim. I am referring to Seasonal Affective Disorder, also commonly known as Seasonal Depression.   “So what exactly…

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