Last weekend we released our digital magazine and the response has been incredible! In light of Mental Health Awareness Month, we bring to you our sneak-peek lookbook with a special featured article 'My Mental Health Journey' by Elizabeth DeHaan and an exclusive interview with Jason Rosario of 'The Lives of Men' and more. In the complete magazine, you'll view pieces on vulnerability, self-care, regenerative farming, cannabis, holistic healing, delicious plant-based recipes, and our lifestyle spread, including a list of the top podcast in wellness. Grab your Spring/Summer copy here.
Therapy has such a negative connotation and in the black community, it might as well be a sin to speak on therapy. When in reality we have been conditioned to believe that we are always supposed to be okay and to keep it to ourselves. I believe the biggest problem of all is a lack of knowledge. Mental health isn’t being sick or being mentally ill, but it is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.
For the past three years, I’ve struggled with anxiety and ADHD in which both of those labels, I became very dependent on medication. I was more so dependent on the medicine for ADHD than the anxiety because my inability to focus and sit longer than a couple of minutes was a daily struggle. So much so, it became a problem in my work as well as school. I became increasingly unorganized and frazzled.
For 2018, my word is manifestation. It seems almost on a universal level that people are coming into themselves. We are looking back on the past, learning from our experiences, and cultivating lives of purpose. We are manifesting. These seven lessons reflect what last year taught me and serve to shape a lifestyle I believe we all desire.