To All the Player-Playas: a rap story

To all the player-playas, this is what I’m gonna do, let me tell ya how I do…I will make you hurt yourself, doubt yourself, hate yourself. I will crawl into the quiet of your mind; I will throw a grenade and watch it ricochet, watch your psyche shatter like a Faberge, and then I’ll leaveContinue reading “To All the Player-Playas: a rap story”

Volcano Awake — a rap story

Born into chaos, she knew only pain. How could she thrive there and not go insane? Her family was sick with generational disease, so they spread their depravity with the greatest of ease. She left home, at age 18, looking for hope. The world offered her none, so she learned how to cope. This isContinue reading “Volcano Awake — a rap story”

What are Healthy Boundaries and Do You Have Them?

UPDATE: It is also important to take responsibility for your emotions…I forgot to mention that in the podcast. Heather discusses what it means to have a boundary, the two main types of boundaries, how boundaries are violated, and how to establish healthy boundaries. Click here to 🎧.

Bye, Bye Anxiety

Does anxiety control you? Are you stuck living with anxiety? Do you tell yourself “there is no way out“? Well, there is a way out. Anxiety is a vicious friend, but a friend nonetheless. Anxiety tells you when you need to make a life change. Anxiety is the emotion that tells you that something isContinue reading “Bye, Bye Anxiety”

Male Vulnerability: Is It a Weakness or a Strength?

Dai Manuel guest-hosts with Heather Blackwell to discuss the topic of ‘vulnerability’ as it relates to strength of character, interdependence, a cohesive self-identity, and a productive/holistically-rewarding life experience. To learn more about Dai Manuel’s Men’s Empowerment group, contact Dai via Instagram @daimanuel. Also check out Dai’s website at https://www.daimanuel.com/ Check out these audio clips fromContinue reading “Male Vulnerability: Is It a Weakness or a Strength?”

Mental Health: What is Your Status?

The picture above is me when I was 21 and now when I’m 43. A lot has happened since then. Mental health is important to harness. Mental unhealth is a struggle and a reality. Becoming mentally healthy is a choice; this is also a reality. Mental health can be obtained via self-education/self-help/lifestyle changes…very rarely isContinue reading “Mental Health: What is Your Status?”