An Ode to the Education Community that Forever Changed Me

Hi There Live Out Louders ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Oh how I’ve missed you so! So much has happened since my last post. So to be truthful, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed on how to share all of these updates with you in a variety of beautifully penned posts. But, I’ve got to work on ridding myself of…

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A Tearful Sunday

There is no manual in the world that could prepare you for the day when you hear that your ex got married. And while there may be several Reddit discussion threads about the topic, I doubt that there is a clinician’s list of prescribed steps to take in order to manage the emotional rollercoaster that…

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It’s My Survival Anniversary: Reflecting on My 3 Years Post-Attack

Hello My Amazing Live Out Louders, Happy Tuesday! While Tuesdays are not a day that I would traditionally share my deep and intimate thoughts with you all, January 15th is a very significant date in my life! And because it is so impactful, I would love to share what this date means to me. Three…

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Dear: Mass Shooting Survivor, From: A Terrorist Attack Survivor

Dear Survivor, I don’t know who you are, but if you’re reading this letter and you have survived the unthinkable, I am sorry. I can relate to the strange feelings that you are having, so I want to share some thoughts with you. My name is La’Nita and I survived a terrorist attack in 2016…

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The Paradoxical Joy of Meeting Someone with PTSD

Hello Live Out Louders, I have not blogged for a little over two months, and for that, I truly apologize. I started my blog with the intention of publishing fulfilling content each week, without realizing that my mental illness might say “LOL” and remind me that sometimes, that is not always possible. Unfortunately, PTSD often…

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5 Tips to Help Better Your Mental Health While Working or Going to School

Hello Live Out Louders! Welcome to another Saturday-morning post being brough to you through the internet airwaves in Central America. Believe it or not, I only have two weeks left of my 10-week stint of interning in Guatemala. While I have interned/worked plenty of times before this summer, this internship marks my first time back…

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