In respect to Mental Health Month, I am going to reveal a little bit about my history with mental health issues. Here’s what I believe that mental health issues running in every family, no matter the ethnicity or gender. This is a human race matter that we should all be paying more attention to. I have siblings who have mental health issues; one suffering with bipolar disorder and in the end he took his own life in January 2008 as well as a few uncles and aunts who all suffer from some form of mental disorder. This subject matter is not one I take lightly and know that its effect on the nation has people awakening to the fact that we need to take a look at what can be done to heal and help those in need. I constantly wonder about my own state of mind and how mental strong I am. I know that I sometimes deal with anxiety/panic attacks and work to stay in control of them in fear that they can get beyond my control. I discovered that talking to someone who will not judge my thoughts and feelings about what I am anxious about helps. One of our biggest barriers in helping those in turmoil is judgement. People fear the judgement and we sometimes write people off who have them when they show early signs of having the issue. However, many run from the help. For me, I knew that there were some things I wanted the help with and becoming conscious of what was happening internally became my life’s mission. Look at some of the celebrities going through issues like bipolar or depression like Katherine Zeta-Jones and Robert Kardashian; it just happened in a flash. Ryan Phillippe, was interviewed and recalled that he went through a long state of depression and what moved him to get him was that he did not want his daughter to see him that way but some people can’t seem to get themselves to that place of healing and normalcy.
I guess my question is: how do you start the conversation with someone who you know and love about mental health issues and getting them to get help? Do any of the readers have any thoughts on this matter? Let us know.
I fell in love with this word. Odd, I know but I have. When someone told me that “it was my perception” based on how irrational I was reacting one evening in my past life…lol. Since then, I have become mentally repetitious with as to stay in reality. I never realized how diffident this made me even being socially vibrant because my perception of self was just a walking talking contradiction (which many of us are). Now that I have added this luscious word to vernacular in all its simplistic yet complex form; my life went from black and white to color. I prided myself on believing that the things I imagined all made sense and yes some of it did but a lot of things were self-righteous leaving me unaware of how unattractive this unconscious attribute I possess. A repellent if you will. I now work to be more observant of my thoughts and behaviors that could send me back into a warped reality.
Tell me, have you perceived something to be that was not and it rendered you with a scarred ego? Leave your comments and stories below! I look forward to hearing all about them.
This week’s Hump Day Funnies is Rebel Wilson……we simply love her transparency of life and humor! Rebel can surely get you over the hump of the midweek! We are excited about Pitch Perfect 2 coming to theaters soon. Check out a few clips below and get your funnies
I am sure you are asking what is LoveMeMore Series and why does it start with me? Well, let me take you back about three years when I was stumbling through life and life said no more of dance….let’s change the music. Actually, most of my life was me stumbling through with no clear level of consciousness. I was a mother of beautiful little girl and I had so much unresolved issues blocking me from being a great mother, better daughter and hindering my evolution of being a woman. My perception was as long as I did just enough to say I was a good person that life would just happen to me yet not taking real responsibility for choices I made – blaming my past for why I had not achieved success. A reality check was in my near future and I could not predict what the future would look like this. I was always ambitious but belabored my failures and traumas to deem me unworthy of success. It was not until someone who I had admiration for (that turned into adornation) asked me: “what do you want?”. I had never heard someone say that to me or if I had then this was the only voice that carried it with sincerity. It is a question I wake up everyday asking myself which was the beginning of the shift in my life to get me to face myself. Although, this has not been an overnight success of transformation, I get more clear about the life I want to create for myself by asking myself the hard questions and answering them in reality…..digging underneath the surface of the facade I was living.
In these series posts, I will tackle the main realms that make us whole if maintained and balanced in harmony with the equation responsibility + awareness + action = ABUNDANT RESULTS mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, social and sexual. We hope to inspire change by facing our own challenges, obstacles and making improvements in areas in our lives to cause the ripple of changes in the lives of others. We are not alone but we all have to step if we want to see real change. There are many out there making strenuous strides in the cause and effect of authentic awareness that we have not seen in quite some time.
I will leave you with a video that made me more aware of the gridlock that I was causing in my own life by not taking more responsibility and having more gratitude for the blessings that were right in front of me. SocietyKeeper is here to show you a glimpse into the life you can have if you step up and step into life. You are creating…….
Over The Hump: Hump Day Funny Man – Emmanuel Hudson
One of my favorite things I loved when I was a kid was to get the Washington Post Sunday paper – the comics (Washington Post’s Arts & Living Comics)! They had all kinds of comic strips to read and my two favorite to keep up with was Dennis The Menace and Apartment 3-G (don’t judge me). Now that I am older and internet has taken over, I haven’t been inclined to continue on with my favorite pastime. I do love various forms of comedy from romantic comedies and live shows. Some of my favorite comedians – Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and I can not forget the entire Wayans clan. Women, who are making some noise on the comedy circuit, Melissa McCarthy, Kim Whitley, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, young Zendaya, Queen Latifah and many others. Laughter truly feeds the soul and spirit. If you ask me when more funny can bring more healing to the world that so desperately needs it.
So here’s what I have decided, instead of waiting until Sunday to get my dose of humor and funny, I am bringing it to Hump Day! Not only will I add strips from the previous Sunday paper but I will do one of my favorite things to do…..feature rising comedians/actors/skits from various social media platforms such as Instagram.
This week was hard to choose who would be featured first because let’s face its some hilarious people on social media and building their brands and audiences this way. So this week, we decided to go with Emmanuel Hudson! Emmanuel and his brother, Phil have been at it for several years with their skits and parodies. Emmanuel has also made appearances on Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out show on MTV. Take a look at some of our favorite Instagram posts and their YouTube channel. Funnies to get you over the hump!
When it comes to comedy, Emmanuel is building up to be one of the funniest of this generation. Click on the links to view some of Emmanuel’s hilarious Instagram video!! Be sure to follow him on IG too @emanhudson