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The Day I Subbed in Music Class
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The Day I Subbed in Music Class

Around this time last year I was substitute teaching, waiting tables, and making strides with my art by expanding my business and brand. In this blog I'm sharing a poem that I wrote titled "The Day I Subbed in Music Class" describing one of my experiences substitute teaching. I've felt every emotion possible on this journey since my awakening when God gave me a vision for creating change in education three years ago when I quit my job working for the state of Texas in the residential childcare contracts division as a program specialist. On this particular day that I was the substitute, I knew that I needed to get in the classroom as a full time teacher and that I needed to do it ASAP. The Day I Subbed in Music Class I was told that the kids were bad I was cautioned to take names ...
Self-Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shannon’s Story
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Self-Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shannon’s Story

I, Shannon Nand, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I attended Graduate school in Buffalo, New York. Currently, I live in Florida where I work as an Occupational Therapist. I have an insatiable thirst for travel, interior design, learning, (especially in the areas of cultural anthropology, world history, marketing, branding, and personal development) and a new found interest in cooking food that is equally tasty and healthy. I hope by sharing my story others will realize the impact lifestyle has on their health and that it may inspire them to be more proactive with their health. When were you diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis? Did you experience any symptoms or receive any alarming signs leading up to your diagnosis?  I w...
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...
Benefits of Meditation
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Benefits of Meditation

Somewhere in my childhood I adopted the belief that meditation was something mystical and that I should probably stay away from it. Maybe it was my vivid imagination, growing up in churches with strict rules, things I saw on TV, or a combination of the three. Whatever the reason was, I am so glad that I ditched this belief and decided to start practicing meditation two years ago. It changed my life drastically. I also believe that it helped save my life as well considering that before I started I couldn't see the end of my battle with postpartum depression and I had seriously contemplated suicide more than a few times. I'll admit I was a little intimated and felt overwhelmed about the idea of meditation because I didn't know where to start, if I would do it "right", or if I had the proper ...
Affirmations for Self Love
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Affirmations for Self Love

Why is it easier to be more kind to others than we are to ourselves? Something to ponder and do some soul searching with if you may. The most important human relationship is the one that we have with self. We owe it to ourselves to shower self with love. We can't give anyone else that responsibility especially if we aren't giving it to ourselves. Here are some affirmations for self love. I see the beauty in my flaws. They help me with self healing and taking steps towards wholeness. I accept myself as is. I am committed to improving in the areas that I see fit with grace and patience. At every given moment I am doing my best and that is always enough. I am worthy. It's okay for me to simply be. I am extending compassion towards myself. I treat myself with kindness, love, and underst...
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...
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