Category: Mental Health

  • Back at the Craft | Update

    Back at the Craft | Update

    Here’s a song that I’ve made recently. It’s an instrumental where I try to emulate the Lo-Fi genre. I hope you like it! I stopped making music for several weeks due to my mental state and negative mindset. I started exercising during that time and did meditation consistently. I feel that I started to notice…

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  • RX to Self: Please Slow Down

    RX to Self: Please Slow Down

    It’s been 12 years since I started this path. Mental illness wasn’t the problem. The struggle was how to regain my confidence and self-esteem after the first onset of symptoms.  In retrospect, I felt like an observer. I was aware of my surroundings and the people around me. The constant struggle to try to belong…

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  • It’s Not Your Time

    It’s Not Your Time

    It’s a way that sadness manifests itself. A depressive period where you’re trying to make yourself feel anything else other than you. Coping skills are what define you during this moment. Please know that it won’t last forever. What you do during this period might do, however.

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  • You Know its Time for a Pause

    You Know its Time for a Pause

    You’ve been there before. The process repeats itself. You are well aware of what happens, why, and how it’s going to end.

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  • Shared Dreams

    Shared Dreams

    Where you been? I was longing for your return Waiting for my turn To share with you my dream A dream about a place Full of music and light Where I had to inevitably embrace The beauty in your eyes When you look at me And ask me why I answer nothing I have nowhere…

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  • Checking-In

    Checking-In

    Next week is finals week. I’ll earn a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology. Last Thursday was my last lecture as an undergrad. I felt nostalgia.  A chapter ends and another begins. Many years and sacrifices happened to get to this point. Below are some questions that I’m exploring tonight. I would love to read your…

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  • Falling Gently

    Falling Gently

    This post is about self-awareness. I was on a funk for some time. Now, things are different because I think about them differently. Its perspective. As I’ve discussed on my last post update, I took a break from digital distractions. I realized in a few days how much time I had to do things that…

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  • Rx to Self: Part Three

    Rx to Self: Part Three

    This post is part of a series of experiences on healthcare. From realizations, patient navigation, and the implications of being divided by a border. Symptom: Misinformation and poor communication  I tend to do things on my own for most of the time. The idea of self-sufficiency is something that I look up to. When my…

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  • Rx to Self: Part Two

    Rx to Self: Part Two

    This post is part of a series of experiences on healthcare. From realizations, patient navigation, and the implications of being divided by a border. Symptom: Not having health insurance I didn’t really had an idea how to find, and be able to qualify for health insurance for my grandpa in Mexico. My intention at this…

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  • Rx to Self: Part One

    Rx to Self: Part One

    This post is part of a series of experiences on healthcare. From realizations, patient navigation, and the implications of being divided by a border.

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  • Angry With A Choice

    Angry With A Choice

    Choosing how to react when something happens to you is a skill. I’ve been practicing it during the winter break. It’s knowing that you are in control of your reaction, regardless of the emotion being present. This practice comes handy during times when your only option is to be strong.

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  • New Year’s Evening

    New Year’s Evening

    It was a cold, rainy evening. I had a cold, and I didn’t really wanted to go out. That was my comfort zone claiming its place. I’m glad that I didn’t let it take over. This New Year’s Evening was one to remember. My partner and I made some home made pizza. The pizza base…

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