MinaDream Crochet Easter Basket Giveaway!

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. Spring is such a beautiful time of rebirth and renewal. I just love the season, particulary when the sun starts shining here in the Pacific Northwest and we can get out more for some Vitamin D. As for Easter, we're honestly not religious around here, but we love the family traditions that … [Read more...]

Social Media Butterflies: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

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. Right now I'm in the middle of a very important project. I'm raising funds for suicide prevention. For the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be more specific. I'm sure you've heard me talking about it, but if you haven't, a couple months ago I created some original art that I … [Read more...]

Lee Jeans and Moss Mills Clutch

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. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. It's all Fashion! Only FASHION! And is the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize valued at $1,200 (see … [Read more...]

Dress & Bow of the Month Clubs Lillybelle’s Closet, SassyBug

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. Giveaway is now CLOSED, but please check out Lillybelle's Closet and SassyBug Boutique below for beautiful girls fashion and accessories. Today over 100 bloggers are kicking off the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. Its all … [Read more...]

“Butterfly Blogger” T-Shirts for Suicide Prevention

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. A couple of weeks ago I drew this original art I call "Blogger Butterfly" to apply for a scholarship/trip to the blogging conference #SoFabCon14. They asked for creativity and I gave it to them. If you take a look it says "BLOGGER" in the body of the butterfly and then within the wings I have … [Read more...]

Preview: Huge Fashionista Giveaway Event!

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. I'm so excited to share I've joined up with over 100 bloggers for the 2014 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event! hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years  and ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION! Its the Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, a grand prize … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time: Depression #DayofLight

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. Once upon a time, there was a 20-something girl with a family history of mental illness. But she didn't know that at the time. It was something that wasn't talked about. Something that lurked in the darkness. When she started struggling herself, she didn't know what it was. She felt confused, … [Read more...]

Bring Depression Out of the Darkness #DayofLight

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. On Wednesday February 5th bloggers from all over the country are collaborating to flood social media with personal stories about living with depression, and accurate information on managing and living with the mental illness. #DayOfLight was created to shine a light on depression, and share … [Read more...]

The Butterfly Blogger Life Cycle

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. I burst from my cocoon, a butterfly. Dazzling and passionate. An explosion of colors. Rapid wing beats moving me in every direction possible, yet not knowing the terrain. Ready to soar, but not truly knowing the way. In truth, I wasn't a full-fledged butterfly. I had not taken the complete … [Read more...]

Bare Feet on the Dashboard

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. Earlier this year I joined the blogging community Social Fabric. I love it. Its a network of all types of bloggers who offer support, brainstorming, education, and opportunities for work-at-home bloggers like me to earn money and contribute to their families' financial welfare. The campaign … [Read more...]

On the Move: Beyond Meds, Treatment & Self Care

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. Once again today I'm honored to be over at Postpartum Progress blog. It is the world’s most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. The site focuses on positive messages of empowerment and recovery, because PPD is temporary … [Read more...]

On the Move: Needing Meds is Not a Weakness

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. This week I have the honor--as a member of the Warrior Moms Leadership Team--of managing the Postpartum Progress blog. It is the world’s most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. The site focuses on positive messages of … [Read more...]

Sleep is My Holy Grail and I’m sharing on WhatToExpect.com

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.   Today I'm on the move, over at WhatToExpect.com, talking about my own personal "holy grail" of self care: SLEEP. Come on over and let me know your thoughts on sleep as a #1 priority for mental health and motherhood. What to Expect is a great resource site for preconception, … [Read more...]

This is My Brave.

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When I started this blog almost three years ago, writing about mental illness and suicide, I did it out of grief and inspired by my Facebook friends and family.  I had no idea at the time how much the world needed to bring mental illness out of the darkness. How much misinformation and stigma there … [Read more...]

Preview of Stop Suicide 2.0 Charity Auction

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Just posted a photo album on Facebook of the items that will be up for bid in my upcoming Stop Suicide 2.0 Charity Auction that will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. WHAT: To see all of the items please visit here: Facebook Preview of the Stop Suicide 2.0 Auction WHEN: … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Dancing With My Death Song

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I'd like to welcome Bobbi today (of I am Resplendent blog) for the continuation of suicide prevention week. Her story is one of depression, suicidal ideation and a suicide attempt. But through her experiences she learned a very important lesson that I'm happy to have her share. As she says, "it (the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: October 2nd

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I'd like to welcome Elaina today for the continuation of Suicide Prevention Week. I want to thank her for being so open and brave in sharing her experiences with bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and an attempt. I hope her words let others know they are not alone and there is hope around the bend. … [Read more...]