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Managing Perinatal Depression
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Managing Perinatal Depression

With the new light being shined on mental health awareness and the open discussion on postpartum depression (see link to blog post from last year), I want to talk about perinatal depression or depression during pregnancy.  This kind of depression often gets mistaken for the common changes that happen during pregnancy like moodiness and being exhausted all the time. In reality its intense feelings of sadness, fear, worry, guilt, shame, and anguish all bottled up in one that manifests from hormonal and physical changes a woman experiences while creating a new life. This needs treatment and healing just like any other mental disorder and should not be ignored. All of my pregnancy journeys have been different. The one thing that they all have in common is that I too battled with perinatal depr...
Tips For Managing Depression
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Tips For Managing Depression

One thing I’ve learned through battling depression over the years is acceptance. Instead off resisting what I’m feeling or going through, I’ve become intentional in accepting what is going on in the present and using that awareness to create change. I’ve shared some of my experiences with depression on the blog in past posts, one in particular being Managing Postpartum Depression . Here recently this winter when I slowed down with posting new blogs I went through depression again. Some of it was due to the season changing, balancing my new pregnancy with baby #3, and the challenges that came with the changes in Legend’s health. My mental state is much better now and I’ve compiled a list of some tips that have helped me on this journey. Reading Taking a few minutes to read something posit...
Ways to Do a Mental Detox
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Ways to Do a Mental Detox

Whenever I would hear someone say anything about detoxing, I would automatically assume that they were referring to a physical detox. They probably were talking about flushing their bodies of toxins by using detox tea, sweating, or whatever their preferred method may have been at the time. While those methods may have produced desired results, physically detoxing isn't the only way to cleanse. Its equally as important to detox our minds as well to ensure that we maintain optimal mental health. Here are some natural ways that have worked for me when it comes to clearing my mind of all of the junk that accumulates over time. Silence Practice sitting in complete silence for at least 10 minutes a day. You can plan this time and set aside a special space or this could mean using your toil...
Postpartum Gratitude
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Postpartum Gratitude

Feature Painting: "Grateful Hearts" Poetry: Postpartum Gratitude I am more than a mom Although I love being one My role does not define me But it enhances who I am at my core I am grateful for this responsibility And the experience in itself As I pour into my children May I continue to evolve Into my greatest self Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
Can I Be Honest?
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Can I Be Honest?

Featured Painting: "Rage"   Can I Be Honest?   I feel everything so deeply right now I just want to cry My emotions are raging I want to eat a full meal Without stuffing my face I want x amount of sleep I want silence I want peace I don't want to be touched right now My baby is crying My milk ducts just had another let down I just want to be alone Left to just be Because here I am again Another baby Another city Another chapter in my life Where I feel like everything is spiraling Out of control Because I'm in this state of resistance Afraid to accept the blessings I've been gifted Sounds of static Feels of electricity And the two meet up And I feel more stuck More confused than ever My emotions getting the best of me My cheeks keep getting wetter F...
Deeper Appreciation
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Deeper Appreciation

Featured Painting: "Sacral Power" Poetry: “Deeper Appreciation” I love my stretch marks I grew a human I love these extra rolls They keeping me warm My iron is low these days anyway Baby on the boob Sometimes sleep takes Precedence over food But I love it Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian "Sacral Power"
15 Affirmations for Depression
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15 Affirmations for Depression

In the spiritual sense, depression can have many deeply rooted causes. Some of those causes are: not being able to move on from the past resisting change believing that things should be happening differently and not accepting what is harboring resentment, regret, guilt, and shame deep in the subconscious not processing pain but instead attempting to mask it trying to mask who one truly is not answering to one's higher calling by avoiding it feeling and believing that one is not living up to their full potential I have felt and experienced all of the above at different times. Whatever the cause, depression lowers our vibrational state and we operate in lower energy fields bringing on sickness, attracting negative situations, and having poor mental, physical, and...
Emerging
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Emerging

Featured Painting: “Depression” Emerging Wallowing in a deep dark sea At the hands of my oppressor I was under six feet Doing the most Reaping the lesser Feet kicking at this pavement A victim of my own enslavement Would this be the end of me My demise maybe Any possibility to swim up To the surface For fresh air once or twice Is this life even worth it I bet the other side is nice Living to achieve death How does that go If Jesus wept Then I’m doomed fasho He was brutally killed And hung from a tree So why would my destiny be fulfilled What’s so special about me Then I woke up from my sleep And realized the answer was everything I cannot be another casualty I must create a better reality And be who God created me to be I must find a way to float In this murky ...
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Be True, Be Free

Don't hold emotions in When you want to scream Don't hold back tears When you want to cry Don't nod yes When you want to ask why That creates resistance In the instant That you express yourself truthfully You are able to be free Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting "Emotions"
15 Affirmations for Anxiety
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15 Affirmations for Anxiety

In one of my latest posts, I provided some methods that I have found helpful in managing anxiety. In the spiritual sense, anxiety can result from a lack of trust. This lack of trust shows up as a lack of trust in God, in self, in others, and in the process of life. Here are some affirmations that help me bring my mind into alignment with my spirit and reconnect with the Creator and all that is. I acknowledge that I am fearful regarding the future. I am choosing faith in the midst of my fears and moving forward with confidence, courage, and wisdom. I am choosing to return to the present moment and I am making the best of it. I am focusing on the here and now. I believe that life is unfolding exactly as it should. All things are working together for my highest good. I release m...
10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety
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10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety

I grew up believing that mental illness and mental disorders only looked like straight jackets, prescription pills, and psychiatric hospitals, or the "crazy house" as those around me would say. This was partially due to images depicted on television. Another reason being the environment that I grew up in and seeing my family members suffer with mental health issues. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that mental health issues can appear in many forms. One of those forms being anxiety. Anxiety can look like the super woman of a mother that secretly obsesses over her small children eating the healthiest food and stresses about not having a college fund already in place even though they haven't started preschool yet. It can wear the face of the ambitious college student losing he...
Checking In…Let’s Talk Mental Health
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Checking In…Let’s Talk Mental Health

I started this blog in hopes to share my art, poetry, and inspirational messages holding the belief, love heals all. I had a vision to open up and share a part of my heart and encourage you to heal. Almost two months in and in turn blogging has helped me heal, get inspired, and speak my truth. I would like to thank you for allowing me to share this space as well as for your feedback and support. I celebrated my 26th birthday two days ago. While I have been opening up and sharing parts of my journey with you, I have a new desire to be more transparent and vulnerable as I embrace this new chapter of my life. Besides May being my birthday month, it is also Mental Health Awareness Month. For the remainder of the month of May, I'll be sharing insight from my personal battles and triumphs reg...
Panic
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Panic

Featured Painting: “Panic” Poetry: “Paranoia” Everyone's out to get me Everyone's watching me Everyone's waiting to see What I'll do next Everyone's thinking about me Including my ex Everyone is mad at me Everyone points the blame Everyone doubts I'm sane   Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love" The Book of Corinthian
Dead End
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Dead End

Featured Painting: "Fears" Poetry: "Dead End" Where did this desire to control come from? When did my ego come and take over? How could I get big headed And forget my Source? Why am I talking so much That I can't hear my voice? Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love", The Book of Corinthian
Thoughts of the Anxious
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Thoughts of the Anxious

I should be a better person I should be a complete woman I should be further in my career I should me more than an organ donor I should already be accomplished I should be closer to God I should be in better shape I should eat healthier I should have a clear face I should read more books I should be out seeing the world I should have my mind made up I should have looser curls I mean I would if I could Well I can so I should Corinthian Elizabeth "All Gifts in Love", The Book of Corinthian Featured Painting: "Anxiety"