Celebrating Clean and Sober – Mental Health and Substance Abuse (My Story Pt. One)

Today marks as a day of celebration, for me! We'll talk more about this later!  ❤ Until next time. ❤ ————————————————————————————————————————— R.K.B. is an award winning self-published Author, Poet and Entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. Visit her website to learn more, and stay updated on her upcoming works and events: http://www.intomywoods.com !

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Anxiety, Being Alone and the “Neediness” For Love: (Part One)

This blog post is about you. Yes, you. You need everyone to love you, your work, your looks, etc. It's about you, needing others to constantly reassure you on your capabilities, your beauty and your worth, etc. This blog post is about HOW to break from this, how to cope and how to make the … Continue reading Anxiety, Being Alone and the “Neediness” For Love: (Part One)

Bipolar and Delusions – Who Experiences Them, and Why?

"The first time was hearing a man’s voice coming from inside the bedroom where I was sleeping, telling me he was coming to get me. His voice was low and threatening. My delusional beliefs came on slowly and were impossible to rationalize as clearly as recognizing there was no man in the room.... Bipolar psychosis, … Continue reading Bipolar and Delusions – Who Experiences Them, and Why?

YES, YOU: STOP APOLOGIZING FOR BEING SICK.

❤  . ————————————————————————————————————————— R.K.B. is an award winning self-published Author, Poet and Entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. Visit her website to learn more, and stay updated on her upcoming works and events: http://www.intomywoods.com !

“3 New Things I LOVE About Being Bipolar” – pt. one

I know when you clicked on this blog post you were like, "What the hell?" Like, "What the hell is this girl talking about?" LOL. I welcome that notion wholeheartedly. However, yes, it is true. Since my diagnosis in 2016, Bipolar and I have become like an odd married couple. Sometimes at war. Sometimes, working … Continue reading “3 New Things I LOVE About Being Bipolar” – pt. one

“Hi, I’m Bipolar” (POETRY)

Hi, I’m Bipolar I know you just told me where my purse was It’s 6:03 I’m going to be late again. Damn, man. Can you help me find my concealer? It might be in that clothes bag, or the closet I’ve got mounds of clothes as islands covering the floor My apartment is, really, no … Continue reading “Hi, I’m Bipolar” (POETRY)

You Survived Suicidal Tendencies in 2018 (Fruit for Thought)

AND, I LOVE YOU. ❤  STAY TUNED for my next blog, sharing my own story on this very topic. - Until next time! ————————————————————————————————————————— R.K.B. is an award winning self-published Author, Poet and Entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. Visit her website to learn more, and stay updated on her upcoming works and events: http://www.intomywoods.com !

“Black Men and Mental Health: Their Place in the Conversation…No?” (Part Two)

Why are they so quiet? This is the question that I ask myself, that I ask rhetorically and that I ask my girlfriends when in conversation on the topic. However, when asking a Black Man how do they feel about their mental health - often times, I never really get an answer. Now, this is … Continue reading “Black Men and Mental Health: Their Place in the Conversation…No?” (Part Two)

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

"We often take a militaristic, “tough” approach to resilience and grit. We imagine a Marine slogging through the mud, a boxer going one more round, or a football player picking himself up off the turf for one more play. We believe that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the … Continue reading Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure