Fighting for Sanity

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. She struggled with her mental health throughout her childhood and teen years until her late twenties when […]

Being Positive is Contagious

A cold or flu may not be the only infectious result of our interactions with one another. We are just as likely to catch someone’s bad mood, frenetic manner and negative attitude. Studies have shown what we’ve all known to be true. Emotions are contagious. Researchers call them emotional contagions and they impact our home and work environments, […]

Self-doubt, rejection, and direction.

Some people will tell you to never show others your weaknesses, it makes you vulnerable; I say fuck that. I have looked my demons right in the face and snarled back. Dealing with emotional or mental Heath is a very strange, rough, and daunting task. I have suffered from depression and anxiety ever since I was […]

Have Anxiety? Avoid Sugar. Here’s Why.

Sugar… it’s not great for your mental health. Obviously, there are good sugars (those you find in fruits, etc.), but there is lots of bad sugar (sugar added to our foods, found in our beverages, and our “treats”). So, let me talk briefly about my recent experience with sugar. A month or so ago, my […]