Hello Fall: Fun Fall Activities for all ages

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My two favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. The colors of Spring and cool refreshing breeze of Fall, whats not to love?  Fall fashion is also another reason I look forward to the season. It might be the only time you can get away with sweater and shorts or shorts and boots.

We spent the day at Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois. This is a beautiful location far from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.  There is something about the peace and quiet of farmland…

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Great men don’t cry, But​ they should!

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Great men don’t cry!

Growing up daddy would often repeat that statement to Sam, my younger brother. As Sam is sobbing, he would repeat it, “greeeeat meeennnn don’t cryyyyy” (lol- that right there was my best impression of talking while crying). It was so funny to me, and to this day I still tease him about it. Sam had to be 3 or 4 and his understanding of what it took to be a great man was definitely not a priority to him at the time. Continue reading

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Aspire to Inspire: My top 25 inspirational quotes

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(Not in any specific order)*

1. If you do what is easy your life will be hard, if you do what is hard your life will be easyLes Brown

2. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime –Eminem

3. If it was possible for one; it is possible for ME!

4. If you have a dream; you have to protect it!

5. Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day or a year. But eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, However, it last forever – Lance Armstrong

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MDD: Major Depressive Disorder

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During my psychiatry rotation, I came across many individuals from different walks of life. Most of them were admitted for substance or alcohol use disorder and a few with mood disorders. There was one particular case that a colleague of mine was covering that really hit home for me.Unknown-2.jpeg

She was following an African American male in his early-mid twenties, who self-admitted due to Major Depressive Disorder and Suicidal Ideations. He was a senior at a prestigious university, a member of a fraternity and played on his university’s football team. From the outside, you may think he had it all together; his future looked bright and he was headed for nothing but success. Deep down, he was suffering.

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Thrift_Ventures: It’s not about a brand, it’s about creativity

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Samnie Coleman, a good friend of Fearlessly Living and the creator of Thrift_Ventures, will be taking over the creative post for this month. She is a longtime thrifter and was ecstatic to share some of her ideas with all of you fearless folks, ENJOY! 

 

 

 

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