Be Your Own Superhero: A Note on Mens Mental Health

photo courtesy of BreakingTaboo/instagram

Don't Let Your Desires Get In the Way

You’ve heard it before: Happiness is a choice. Do you believe it yet, though? I do. Let me explain. I’m someone who hasn’t exactly had the easiest path (or so I’m told.) I got out of an abusive relationship, then almost immediately following, I lost my job in a budget cut. I bounced right back,Continue reading “Don't Let Your Desires Get In the Way”

Learn To Say, "NO"

Hi, my name is Marissa and I’m a recovering “People Pleaser.” I’m someone who would very much bend over backwards for just about anyone. You needed me, you had me. I barely know you? Eh, whatever. I see the good in everyone. There’s no way you’re gonna take advantage of me…right?…right? Insert eye roll here.Continue reading “Learn To Say, "NO"”

It's Not Selfish, It's Self Care

What’s a simple way to start to feel GOOD all the time? Doing more of the things you love! Though, if you’re like me, you have those moments of guilt. There is something instilled in so many of us that if we aren’t busy working or taking care of some form of responsibility, we feelContinue reading “It's Not Selfish, It's Self Care”

Even During The Hard Stuff

SMILE. Have you ever witnessed someone get really frustrated at something and they put on the BIGGEST, fakest smile? They’re obviously annoyed, but now they’re smiling and they look ridiculous (if it’s on a sitcom anyway) but suddenly…they start to feel better. They get through the moment. The classic Dick Van Dyke song from ByeContinue reading “Even During The Hard Stuff”

The Rule of 5

Credit: Disney Frozen/Instagram

Band Aids & Bullet Holes

I was having a conversation over the weekend with a friend who has been trying so desperately to feel better. I know that feeling all too well. It’s like you’re stuck on the edge of a freakin’ cliff and a bear is creeping up on you. Whattya do? Jump to your demise or fight aContinue reading “Band Aids & Bullet Holes”

Is Anyone Listening?

Demi Lovato Times Union Center Albany NY 2014 (Photo by Me)

I Cringe At The Word

🆃🆁🅸🅶🅶🅴🆁🆂 *shutter* I hate the word. It almost creates it’s own definition within my reaction to it. But, they do exist. If you’ve been through any type of traumatic situation, the healing process can be flippin’ HARD. For real. I’ve been there and honestly, I’m still doing this whole healing thing for myself in aContinue reading “I Cringe At The Word”

I Know Myself Too Well

Almost every morning, I wake up and I head to the gym. I do this on purpose because it not only helps wake me up, but I also know if I don’t do it first thing, I won’t do it at all. In fact, and maybe I shouldn’t admit this but, I’m totally going toContinue reading “I Know Myself Too Well”