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Simple Self-Care Tips For Bad Mental Health Days
Sometimes the weight of living gets so heavy that your mind gets overwhelmed and the thought of getting out of bed feels like an impossible task. I tend to feel this way whenever my anxiety spikes and it leaves me in bed all day, wasting hours on my phone, scrolling through social media to distract myself.
In an effort to care more about my mental and physical health, I wanted to share some simple things to do during bad mental health days which will leave you feeling a bit better. These are things that don’t require a lot of energy and can be done at home because I know how the hard days can suck the energy right out of you and small tasks can feel daunting. More
IMDB Summary: After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as “The Punisher” with only one goal in mind – to avenge them. With his revenge now complete, Frank’s war-time past comes back to haunt him.
Creator: Steve Lightfoot
Starring: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime
Content Warning: Murder, guns, gore, bombs, knives, abuse.
Here’s another installment to my Who Tells Our Stories photo / interview series highlighting diverse readers and the diverse stories that represent their identities! Today I’m interviewing Megan about diverse literature and how she connected to the book she has chosen to be photographed with.
(A FULL EXPLANATION FOR THE PHOTO SERIES IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS INTERVIEW.)
Book title: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Social Media links: Twitter
DIVERSE READ: Interracial couple, Black MC, Asperger’s rep.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Synopsis: Successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is one assignment away from making partner at her firm and nothing will stand in her way. Her big break? Turn a reclusive computer genius into a media darling in time for his new product launch. He may have been dubbed the “sexiest geek alive” but he has no patience for the press—and it shows. Piece of cake, right? Only problem is… his company doesn’t want him to know they hired her.
After a disastrous product launch two years ago, tech CEO Adam Bennett knows the success of his new device depends on the media’s support. When a twist of fate brings the beautiful PR specialist to his door, Adam hires Chelsea to help turn his image around. Their attraction is undeniable and the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep things professional.
But when Adam discovers Chelsea’s deception, will she risk everything for her career or is love the real thing on her mind?
Travel Diary: JIM THORPE, PA | November 10 – 12, 2017
FRIDAY, NOV. 10
On Friday, my parents, brother, and I drove a few hours to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania for the weekend. We have visited this quaint town before but wanted to visit it again because there were a few more things we wanted to see that we didn’t on our first trip.
Jim Thorpe is a lovely town tucked deep into the mountains of Pennsylvania and provided me with that warm, cozy feeling that made me feel like I was on the set of Gilmore Girls. This town reminded me of the show because it is tiny, full of quirky independent shops, and welcoming people who made our stay that much better.
Liv’s Book Sale
I am a big advocate of unhauling books from my shelves if I don’t feel the desire to keep them anymore. I tend to get rid of a lot of books on my shelves that I don’t need or want because I’d rather make room for other novels in my life.
So, in order to make a little extra money, I decided to host a book sale on my blog, like my friend Cait did over on her blog. Following Cait’s guidelines, I’m going to do all of this through Paypal where I will receive the payments from you all. I will also provide you with a tracking number for your package if you make a purchase so you will know where your book is! More
IMDB Summary: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
Creator: Joe Penhall
Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Content Warning: Suicide (Ep. 1 a few minutes in), murder, mentions of rape, depictions of violence, gore, alcohol, drugs
DIVERSE READ: #Ownvoices Puerto Rican MC
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Synopsis: Natasha Díaz is having a day. She’s trying to prove she can make it as a professional dancer, but she’s overworked, out of cash, and her roommate has just moved out. When she comes home to find a hole in her ceiling and her bedroom flooded, she’s desperate enough to crash with the one guy she can’t quit. She accepts his offer with one condition: no sleeping together while she’s living with him.
Dimitri Kovalenko has never lived with a woman before. But when Tasha’s in need of a place to stay, he suggests she move in without a second thought. He accepts her condition, hoping she won’t stick to it. They’re good together, both in the ballroom and the bedroom. Since their first dance, she’s never been far from his thoughts. Sure, she’s a pro and he’s one of her show’s judges, but they’re not currently filming, so no one needs to know.
Living in close quarters shows Dimitri a side of Natasha he’s never seen before, and he likes it. A lot. Too bad she’s doing everything in her power to keep him at arm’s length. When an injury forces Natasha to take it easy or risk her ability to dance, it’s his chance to show her that the rules have changed, and she can trust him with her heart. More
DIVERSE READ: Gay MC + Bisexual MC
Genres: Romance, M/M, Contemporary
Synopsis: At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.
Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.
Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent. More