Not too long ago, I heard of a family that was doubting the need of speech therapy for their young toddler. They were only in the beginning stages, but did not believe it was helping their child. They were considering stopping the therapy altogether. I felt dismayed when I heard this. Yet, I related to … Continue reading Choosing Therapy
Everyone does it, but this is something that I've done for years. I remember distinctly sitting on the couch in my elementary school years, writing in my pink My Melody secret diary. It was New Years Eve, and I told myself that I would always remember what I did in the year, what I learned … Continue reading 2019 Reflections
The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending
In the last few years, I've been able to mentor different individuals. A few were from the local university, and one was from an elementary school. There were a handful of reasons why I wanted to do this. We didn't have very many programs like that when I was in elementary school. I also didn't … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Be a Mentor
The beginning was hard. Every week, I went to the support group. I couldn't bring my son with me. I was fearful of being anywhere outside of the home with him. I felt like I had no control. I felt broken and lost. I cried at every session. I was confused. Who had I become? … Continue reading Was I at Risk for Postpartum Depression?
Not to toot my own horn, but I've been told from time to time that I have decent communication skills in the workplace. I am well-spoken, clear and professional. I am able to speak publicly to both large and important audiences without hesitation. My writing skills reflect the same. I sometimes am asked as to … Continue reading Learning to Communicate
It was a year and a half ago, but I remember looking in the mirror. Tears streamed down my face. My hair was a mess. My clothes were a mess - I think my nursing tank was on backwards. My eyes spoke volumes. I was tired. I was stressed. I was anxious. I was scared. … Continue reading reflection
Over the past year, I've detailed both the struggles and experiences in my life. It's been therapeutic writing about my postpartum experiences. I've had fun writing about Poshmark. I've learned so much from all of the guests authors. The blog has been more than I ever expected that it could be. Out of all that … Continue reading Reblog: The Color of My Skin
The anticipation had built for some time. I knew that this moment would come. At the end of the day, I was summoned nonchalantly for a discussion. "Here it comes...", I thought to myself. "After all this time, here it is." Although I knew exactly what the contents of the discussion would be. I could … Continue reading Positive Attitude!
After the recommendation was given, I sat in silence. I didn't want to believe what the doctor was saying. I heard both good and bad things, but after all that I've been through, I didn't want to face another failure or painful thing. A couple agonizing months had already passed. I could do this no … Continue reading Speak Up!