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I quit social media today. Then I got mad when I couldn’t announce it on Twitter. I made lemon bars for the first time and was bummed out that I display it proudly on the ‘gram. Remember that bomb af outfit that took me all day to “just throw together so effortlessly”? No more #OOTD. Bummer. I met…

Not There Yet

Our life is a journey. I learned to stop asking are we there yet and instead just sit back and enjoy the ride. At least that’s what my mommy told me. She also told me not to make her pull this car over. She told me that repeatedly. Did your mom tell you? I like it better when…

Untitled

I typed this piece up on my computer and tried to save it as “Untitled” since I hadn’t thought of a title for it yet. I was unable to save it. I failed to write because writing felt much like a selfish thing to do. Who really wants to read your innermost thoughts? The self-criticism was relentless…

What Day is it Again?

Sitting idly, waiting, patiently. I am waiting for my purpose. Did you think I was waiting on a man? I am saving my energy for the day when I am told what I am here in life for. Right now, I do not know. I don’t know whether I am supposed to know or not….

Online Therapy Sessions for Social Media Addiction

Have you ever wanted to decrease the amount of time you spend on social media and being distracted by the internet? Was the task much more difficult than you imagined it would be? You are not alone. I have been free of my social media addiction for several years now. I quit in 2013 and…

Peer-to-Peer Therapy: India’s Approach to the Mental Health Crisis

If you haven’t heard or read, India is suffering greatly with providing mental health care to the millions who need it. To help us understand how much of a crisis they are in, remember that India has a population of 1.2 billion people with only 43 mental health hospitals. In order to combat the crisis,…

Productivity and Multi-Tasking: The Benefits of Reducing Distractions

As an avid self-help book reader, I have read a lot about productivity and time management. Most self-help books read the same on how to increase productivity by making the most of your time. This concept has proven to work time and time again as business continues to boom and more employees enter the workforce…

Unplugged: What it Means to Be Bored

Now that I have been without social media for a few years and as of recently, I have also gone without a mobile phone, people are always asking me questions. I find it a telling sign of addiction when people cannot imagine a life without social media or a mobile phone. For this article, let’s…

The Power of the Individual

As news reels roll tape after tape and radios play session after session of all the chaos that’s going on in the world, it’s no wonder that some of us are starting to feel a bit insane. Or if you are like me, you may be feeling completely insane. For those of you who are…

Going Without a Mobile Phone in 2017

A few days into the New Year of 2017, I decided it was time to ditch my mobile phone device, my smartphone. This was not my first time thinking about the idea of being phoneless. For a while in 2015 and 2016, I played with the idea of going backwards in time and getting a…

Experiencing the Unexplainable

29 days into the New Year of 2017 and already something feels really awry. I am not just talking about the political environment, no. Something else is happening inside of me and maybe you at this very moment. Stick with me as I tried to describe it. The very beginnings of it started maybe two…

The Psychology of Social Media

Have you ever wondered about the psychology that goes into conceiving a popular social media platform? To begin, we wonder how it actually works. What is Social Media? First, let’s start by really asking ourselves what we know about social media. Below is a brief transcript of me fielding my husband. RG: “What is social…