Sleeping Giants

This year has been a trying year for all of us. I havent really been blogging. Haven’t been in the spirit to do so. I’ve been down and depressed about police brutality against black people but i’ve also been hopeful about the number of people from all backgrounds standing in solidarity with the movement.  TodayContinue reading “Sleeping Giants”

10 Great Fictional Books/Audiobooks About Characters with Mental Illness

Lately I haven’t been blogging but I couldn’t let the entire month of May go by without contributing to my blog to bring awareness to mental health (although 90% of my blog posts are concerning mental health). Speaking of mental health, I’ve been working on finishing the sequel to Borderline, which is a story aboutContinue reading “10 Great Fictional Books/Audiobooks About Characters with Mental Illness”

I hate My Writing

  I think I may or may not be going through another bout of Writer’s Depression  and I hate. It makes me feel miserable and wonder why I write. I struggle with vanishing from social media and ive deleted a few Instragram accounts in the past for my author page. Then I have to start overContinue reading “I hate My Writing”

Hypersexuality Disorder, Nymphomania, & Satyriasis (Sex Addiction)

I was recently chatting with a friend and was shocked to learn that this friend has a sex addicition. The first time i’d ever heard of someone allegedly having a real sex addiction was Tiger Woods. I never really considered or believed that sex addiction was a real thing. However, it is real and fromContinue reading “Hypersexuality Disorder, Nymphomania, & Satyriasis (Sex Addiction)”

Great Pacific Garbage Patch & Plastic

THE PLASTIC PROBLEM For about two years now, I’ve started bringing my own reusable bags when I go grocery shopping. Ive also always tried my best to recycle plastic containers.  It seems like with everything going on in the world, especially with this current COVID pandemic, majority of us have forgotten about or are notContinue reading “Great Pacific Garbage Patch & Plastic”

Gerontophobia (Hatred or fear of the elderly) & Gerontophilia (fetish or attraction to the elderly)

So today  I wanted to post about  Gerontophobia which is the irrational fear or hatred of the elderly, not to be confused with ageism  I came across this term while doing a little research for my last post ( Catoptrophobia, Eisoptrophobia, & Spectrophobia (Fear of Mirrors/Reflections) From what I’ve read so far on gerontophobia, are thoseContinue reading “Gerontophobia (Hatred or fear of the elderly) & Gerontophilia (fetish or attraction to the elderly)”

Catoptrophobia, Eisoptrophobia, & Spectrophobia (Fear of Mirrors/Reflections)

  When I first heard about catoptophobia, it made no sense to me. Why did grown people of all people, suffer from this phobia? Was it their reflection they disliked seeing? Was it in any way connected to eating disorders or body dysmorphia? After digging a litte more into this, I can now kind ofContinue reading “Catoptrophobia, Eisoptrophobia, & Spectrophobia (Fear of Mirrors/Reflections)”

3 Bizarre but Interesting Movies I’ve Watched on Streaming Services This Year

As a writer and fan of scifi/fantasy and a big fan of Black Mirror, I’m always delighted  when I discover a bizzare movie on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube or whereever.  If you’re into odd movies like I am, you can thank me later. I wasn’t a big movie watcher in the past so youContinue reading “3 Bizarre but Interesting Movies I’ve Watched on Streaming Services This Year”

My Diabetes Diagnosis (& what i’ve learned)

So it’s literaly been less than a week since i’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, I went to an urgent care center because I was urinating so freqently that I thought I had a UTI (urinary tract infection) I had also been feeling dizzy for the past week butContinue reading “My Diabetes Diagnosis (& what i’ve learned)”

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

Narcissistic personality disorder is a subject or disorderI never really wanted to blog or research. Moreso than those with Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder are disliked and hated by many ex-lovers. However, since I have released a new book  where the main character is suspected of having traits of NPD (it is never confirmedContinue reading “Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)”

Physician-Assisted Suicides

What is Physician Assisted Suicide? The choice and views of physician-assisted suicide versus the natural course of death for terminally-ill patients have been a long-debated and controversial matter. There are those who prefer the widely-accepted and traditional route of hospice palliative care, and then there are some who believe in the right of choosing euthanasia.Continue reading “Physician-Assisted Suicides”

Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)

My favorite color is YELLOW. It’s bright, it’s cheerful, and it helps with my mood, especially when dealing with writer’s depression. Two years ago I even went as far as decorating my apartment livingroom in bright yellow decor with gray accents. I recently found out about color therapy, also known as Chromotherapy and realized thatContinue reading “Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)”

Health Benefits of HUGS

Recently my daughter had a stressful week. During that time, I noticed that she asked me for more hugs, as well as hugged her cat and stuffed animals more. Hugging seemed to have a healthy effect on her. Which led me to researching about this everyday physical contact that we take for granted. The benefitsContinue reading “Health Benefits of HUGS”

The Power of Cucumber

I’ve always had a great respect for cucumber and have always recommended eating them daily. My daughter thinks they’re a tasteless, bland, and boring fruit. In reality they’re a godsend and I especially have a greater respect for cucumbers now that i’m 37. Why? Reason #1 CUCUMBERS HAVE ANTI-AGING POWER As a kid, I usedContinue reading “The Power of Cucumber”

Nomophobia (Phone Addiction)

If you’ve read my scifi book, Negus, you may have remembered a short story about aliens secretly conducting research on earthlings. In the below passage, the aliens provide send communication back home about the use of mobile phones on Earth. Check out the excerpt below: Have the technologists yet figured out what the rectangular objectsContinue reading “Nomophobia (Phone Addiction)”

Haitian Independence Day- Jan. 1st, 1804

Haiti became the first black republic on January 1st 1804. I wanted to dedicate a blog on the Haitian revolution and a Haitian tradition many haitians, including myself, practice every year on January 1st. But first check out this wonderfully put together video on the Haitian revolution. New Year’s Haitian Tradition Go to any HaitianContinue reading “Haitian Independence Day- Jan. 1st, 1804”

My New Year Book Reads (for self-development)

I recently wrote about Self-Care & Getting High (on vibrations) . I wanted to share two well-known books that I’m currently reading while on my journey. In conjunction with reading both books, I am using Higher, a self-care planner I created, as well as the Year of Yes Journal. Are there any books that you’dContinue reading “My New Year Book Reads (for self-development)”

Self-Care & Getting High (on vibrations)

Getting High I recently released a daily self care planner/journal. I originally created it after searching Amazon for a planner specifically like the one I ended up creating myself. The material simply lists over 50 acts to choose from and check off daily to help boost self-care, self-love, and higher vibrations. This daily self-care plannerContinue reading “Self-Care & Getting High (on vibrations)”

Codependent Relationships

I’ll try not to make this too long, athough I do feel like I may be an expert on this topic since I’ve been on both end of the codependent relationship. (If you don’t feel like reading the entire thing, scroll down the bottom where i’ve posted links to a Youtube video and 2 articles for […]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. The crazy thing about this is that, while we may know someone who this describes, we may be suffering from The Dunning-Kruger Effect and may not even recognize it. This is something I briefly mentionedContinue reading “The Dunning-Kruger Effect”

Sugar: Toxic and More Addictive than Cocaine?

If you’ve read my scifi book, Negus, you may have remembered a short story about aliens secretly conducting research on earthlings. In the below passage, the aliens provide feedback on sugar in a letter to other reseachers back home: “There was one sandy textured ingredient in many of the food that we learned was calledContinue reading “Sugar: Toxic and More Addictive than Cocaine?”

11 Things Ive Learned the Hard Way About Being an Indie Author & Finding Your Purpose/Gift

Imma gonna jump right into this. No need for an introduction as the title has already introduced exactly what this is about. This is to all the indie writers who had to learn the hard way, for those who may have already knew this before becoming independant, and to those who have no idea. (ThisContinue reading “11 Things Ive Learned the Hard Way About Being an Indie Author & Finding Your Purpose/Gift”

Apotemnophilia/Body Integrity Identity Dysphoria (BIID)-The Desire to be Amputated

This post will be mainly videos from the views of those suffering with APOTEMNOPHILIA also known as BODY INTEGRITY IDENTITY DYSPHORIA (BIID) or even BODY IDENTITY DYSPHORIA (BID) Definition: In short, BIID is the overwhelming desire to be disabled, which may or may not include a desire of being amputated. Some wish to be paralyzedContinue reading “Apotemnophilia/Body Integrity Identity Dysphoria (BIID)-The Desire to be Amputated”

Aphantasia (inability to visualize)

I wanted to briefly touch on a condition that I recently learned about this weekend. It’s called APHANTASIA and it’s basically the inability to imagine or visualize. Of course, as an author and an avid reader, this caught my attention and prompted me to further look into this. This condition may also be a reasonContinue reading “Aphantasia (inability to visualize)”

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

According to studies, about 1 in 50 Americans suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (also known as BDD or Body Dysmorphia). The thing about BDD is it’s important to be knowledgable about the difference between normal insecurities and BDD. So then, what exactly is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)? Check out the video below by Dr. TraceyContinue reading “Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)”

Why You Should(or Shouldn’t) Stop Sleeping Near Your Cell Phone (The Dangers)

I wanted to blog about this topic to determine once and for all if there are serious repercussions to sleeping with cell phones. Especially since i’m always finding myself reminding my teenage daughter and my friends to sleep far away from their mobile devices (or have it on airplane mode). I also frequently suggest placingContinue reading “Why You Should(or Shouldn’t) Stop Sleeping Near Your Cell Phone (The Dangers)”

Benefits of Sunlight

There are beneficial links between sunlight, sleep, and mental health. Not only does the sun help produce vitamin D, but it’s beneficial to our brain’s seratonin levels, which helps boost moods. This is especially important because a low level of seratonin can trigger mood disorders and depression. Check out the other benefits below: See SeasonalContinue reading “Benefits of Sunlight”

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

You may not be aware of the known links between sunlight and mental health. Not only does the sun help produce vitamin D, but it’s beneficial to our brain’s seratonin levels, which helps boost moods. This is especially important because a low level of seratonin can equal depression. (See Benefits of Sunlight) With that beingContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)”

Obsessive Love Disorder (O.L.D.)

If you’ve never watched the Netflix Original series, You, I’d suggest you check it out if you’re into psychological thrillers. The series follow a seemingly friendly guy name Joe Goldberg who meets this cute young woman, Guinevere Beck aka “Beck” , at a bookshop where he works. As the series goes on, viewers discover justContinue reading “Obsessive Love Disorder (O.L.D.)”

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Alas, the one post I’ve been dragging my feet on posting about BPD (also known as Emotional Dysregulation Disorder) (Not to be confused with Bipolar Disorder, which is NOT a personality disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder.) I want to apologize in advance on the multiple videos posted below. I wanted to include asContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)”

Normal Grief vs Masked/ Delayed/& Prolonged Grief

When I was eleven my father died. I didn’t cry when my aunt broke the news to me, nor did I cry during the funeral. It wasn’t until I was in my mid 30s that I finally broke down and cried over my father’s death. However it wasn’t without consequences. One could even point outContinue reading “Normal Grief vs Masked/ Delayed/& Prolonged Grief”