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Music Playlists for the PTSD Soul

Music…it is food for the soul. We all listen to it. We all love it. I have never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good tune. Personally, I have a playlist for every mood. I can put my music on shuffle, and the perfect song will play. Yup, I have cry music music to put Read More

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How To Eliminate Interview Anxiety

Interviewing with anxiety can be one of the most heart-wrenching experiences. You question everything….LITERALLY EVERYTHING. But it’s something we all have to go through. No matter our circumstance, in order to get a job, we need to be interviewed. Damn. In my more recent experiences, I have found useful tips on how to eliminate interview anxiety. Read More

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Protecting Our Worth From Trump

I don’t care what anyone says. Our new president does not care about women. At all. He may love their bodies. He may even love the control he has over the women he meets. But he doesn’t respect women. And he never will. We are pieces of meat, nothing but trophies he can brag about. Read More

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When Reality Settles In

Yup. It’s happening. That moment when reality settles in. I’ve had a little more than a week left with my thoughts. And I can’t help but doubt literally EVERYTHING. I know I was so sure of what I was doing when I left my jobs. And I know my stress levels have decreased tremendously. But Read More

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Can ASMR Help You Sleep?

Have you heard of those ASMR Youtube Videos? People whispering, role-playing, brushing and tapping against a microphone, creating white noise to help people relax and/or fall asleep. I’ll be 1000% honest, just the idea of all of this was super weird to me, for lack of a better term. I’ve never been a fan of Read More

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How I Quit My Job…Twice

Let me tell you a story of how I quit my job…twice. I just did. Just like that. Why, you may ask. It was bad for my health. Plain and simple. The environment was toxic and those in charge refused to see that. So after years of stress, tears, and exhaustion, I finally left. Putting Read More

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End The Stigma: Talk About It

This title…this title says it all. But let me explain. To end the stigma against mental illness, we need to talk about it. In an earlier article, How to Explain PTSD, I spoke about the stigma society places on mental disorders, specifically PTSD. These stigmas have made it VERY difficult for us to rely on people, Read More

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How to Communicate with Others Suffering From Mental Disorders

What does this mean? Communicate with others suffering from mental disorders? Why do we need to talk about this? We have all been there. We all know how difficult it is to communicate with other people in general, to voice what we are feeling or thinking. Most of the time, it is because we don’t Read More

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Heal Mental Illness with an ART

Heal Mental Illness with an Art? Stop, Brianne. Have you ever sat in your room alone, watching creativity flow through the rest of the world, and think to yourself, ‘I wish I were artistic.’? Yeah…me too. I see all those cooking videos on Facebook, or a DIY craft that one of my best friends makes, Read More

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How to Explain PTSD

I have PTSD. A pretty complex mental illness, if you ask me…not like I’m biased or anything **insert laughter at my own stupid joke.** One of my biggest struggles? Figuring out how to explain PTSD. PTSD is the acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, an anxiety disorder. I am going to start this article by explaining Read More