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Chronic Illness Creativity Mental and Emotional Health Nonfiction & Satire Physical Health Self-care

Getting Sick was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Following a years-long struggle with undiagnosed illnesses and exhausting treatments, I finally want to address how I have been living with complications of chronic fatigue syndrome. Though it has never been easy, these challenges have brought valuable insights, prompted self-awareness, and elicited permanent lifestyle changes as I’m learning how to heal.

The Greatest Thing EVER

The Greatest Thing EVER #1: GreenBeauty

Last year, in the heart of COVID-19’s quarantine, I delved more than ever into online resources of natural hair care. Being at home certainly gave me the extra time to do so, and I knew I wasn’t the only one. Friends, family, coworkers, online forums–almost every hair-grower I was aware of had decided to let their locks grow with minimal …

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Nonfiction & Satire

Bringing the Blog Back (aka Happy New Year!)

Greetings, all, and happy, Happy New Year! I think we can all agree that we’re not especially disappointed to see 2020 go. But who knows–maybe some of us are. I know we’re all eager to put the last 365 days far behind us, but to ensure that we remember why we’re so grateful for the emergence of the new year, …

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Simply Living

The Mind of B’s Getting Some Work Done–Again

I’m going to make this quick and dirty. As a collective, we’ve all been going through one heck of a year so far in 2020. Individually, I can only imagine what you’re all going through–and feeling, on top of all of the happenings. As for myself, it’s been a cacophony of mental, emotional, and physical roller coasters for so many …