Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and I celebrated it by just….taking it easy. As a Refined Food Addict and Overeater in Recovery and Unschool/Homeschool Single Mom diagnosed with Mental Illnesses PTSD, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder and Depression, and experiencing symptoms of these for over 20 years, raising children, largely undiagnosed for about 22 of the 26 years I’ve been a Mom, has not been the easiest experience. Looking back, I remember spending sooo many years scared to go get help for the mental pain I was in, for fear I’d have my children taken away from me. I’m grateful for the series of events that led me to push past the fear and am now receiving Therapy and being a lot more Intentional about my Self-Care. The relationships I have w/ my children, now 25 and 18, have been improving exponentially as we repair bonds. Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
As I prepare to pack this car up today and get on the road to drop off my youngest to her first year of college, I’m grateful for our last spontaneous #JustHerGetAway we embarked on last weekend. At the beginning of this year, together we started watching some episodes of Secrets of the Zoo, the Columbus Zoo/The Wilds edition. Like times past, I know she enjoys seeing education she’s into on the screen, come to Life. So we talked about actually visiting in person and though we’ve had a Whirlwind of a Spring and Summer, we Finally made the trip happen. I’m grateful to have been able to get in one last trip w/ her before she Officially becomes a College student. Of course, we had a blast. #FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her….Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
Happy Sunday🌟For those who may have missed the Coffee Talk, “The Tea on Unschooling” during the 2021 Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars Virtual Teach-In, the replay is NOW available. Enjoy…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom 💕#ForeverUnschooled
“What we crave, is the numbing of the thing that we don’t want to feel”. From the Netflix movie “To The Bone”. I watched that movie a while ago and that line was so powerful, I made sure to write it down.Today…is one of those days I want to numb All Of The Things….every last One of the things…so..many..Stressful parts of my reality here on this place called Earth…I’ve been taking a lot of deep breaths as I’ve contemplated..just one bite of SOFAS full (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar full) “food”…just one drink…just one sniff..just one pill..just one smoke..Today is one of those days I had to remind myself…out loud…of my “Why”…Why I’m Actively choosing..one day at a time, one stressful situation/moment at a time…to partake in this thing I call Crutch Free Living…These two, who are now 25 and 18, are a Large part of my “Why”…I remind myself how important it is for me to keep pushing so I can continue to Live out my purpose…And, at least for today, these reminders are working…As a Refined Food Addict and Overeater in Recovery, and general “Crutch User and Abuser” in Recovery, I remind myself all that matters is…right now..Right now, I’m breathing through this…With all the uplifting posts I make, and Smiling pics I post, I think it’s important to highlight, those are just Some days, not every day…I go through, like anyone else…Here’s to our health and our Divine Self-Care #EatingForMyL1fe Refrain from any sort of dismissive and or religious comments, and/or advice…I’m under the Care of competent health professionals.
“I’d be starving if I ate all the lies they fed.” India.Arie “Get it Together” July is #BIPOCMentalHealthAwarenessMonth. As an Afrikan woman diagnosed w/ Mental Illnesses (PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Bi-Polar Disorder), I’m grateful that, in spite of All of the various types of dismissive comments I’ve heard, directed towards me when I’ve transparently shared this info, w/ the help of Intentional Supreme Self-Care, psychiatric care, a Phenomenal therapist, eating SOFAS Free (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar Free) Whole Food Plant Exclusive, and Amazingly Supportive Friends and Family, I’ve been managing to move forward Anyway….and work to tune out the comments of those….mis-informed…We Are Not Alone…I Love You, We got this and Here’s to our health, Divine Self-Care and our Family’s Freedom For those in need of crisis counseling, NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) is a Great resource…and Free.
I’m SO EXCITED!! And I just can’t HIDE it!! I can FINALLY share that I and my story, have been Featured in the Brand New Summer 2021 Forks Over Knives Magazine (pages 14 and 15), found at newsstands in the US and Canada, and available all over the world, online, NOW!!😍😍 Limited Autographed copies available here: Https://form.jotform.com/211682454539158/I appreciate those who continue to support me, we got this💕 For more info on all I offer: Https://eatingformyl1fe.wordpress.com/sober-eating-a-support-tool-kit/ Here’s to our health and our Family’s Freedom💕 #eatingformyl1fe #refinedfoodaddictinrecovery #crutchfreeliving #sofasfreeliving #wegotthis #journeyofhealth #leafygreensforfirstmeal #veggiesforfirstmeal #hydrate #foreverunschooled
One of the things I treasure most from my girls’ childhoods: Our conversations…Learning how to Actually hear what they’re saying and understand that they don’t always want a solution or advice, has been an ongoing process for me….Sometimes, they just…want….to….be…..heard…..to know that someone they care about….cares about what’s on their mind….without there needing to be anymore to it….It’s been worth Learning how…to support them in this way..#FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
Sometimes, an Unschooler transitioning to college can look like this…if this is what They choose for themselves..she wanted to participate in a graduation w/ others vs us throwing our own graduation…or not..so she got online and found one to participate in..and here we are..#FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
We’d be honored if you join us for Gigi’s Live-streamed graduation Sat., 6/12 @ 1:45pm at www.Heav.org Gifts are warmly accepted and greatly appreciated: Cashapp: $ginadabrat Paypal: paypal.me/justhergetaway “See” you there