Posts by Ugochuckwu

#FlashbackFriday: The Importance Of Celebration

July 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “#FlashbackFriday: The Importance Of Celebration”

In this article, I explore the importance of celebration and how it can help up push beyond the trauma, trouble, and pain of life.

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On the Pressure to document our lives and living in the Era of Social Media

June 12th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “On the Pressure to document our lives and living in the Era of Social Media”

In the aftermath of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s passing’s and in thinking about the un-named, faceless people who have ended their lives, I’ve meditated on how to move forward and truly live, the pressure to document our lives and living in the Era of Social Media.

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Collapse, Identity and Choosing Ourselves

June 8th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Collapse, Identity and Choosing Ourselves”

In this essay, I discuss loving yourself first and the danger of collapsing for the sake of others desires.

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Healing within Community, Confrontation and New Vision

May 25th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Healing within Community, Confrontation and New Vision”

I wrote about doing the difficult work of healing within community, confrontation and seeing ourselves, our lives and the world with new eyes.


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#FlashBackFriday: Processing loss, grief and sadness

May 18th, 2018 Posted by Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “#FlashBackFriday: Processing loss, grief and sadness”

May Update: This week there was another mass shooting in Santa Fe. Our hearts and minds are with the families and friends of the community.

This post is dedicated to the 17 students who were killed in the  Florida mass shooting last week. Your families, friends, peers, and loved ones are in our thoughts and heart.


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When Bravery and Vulnerability Meet

May 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “When Bravery and Vulnerability Meet”


What qualifies as bravery? Is it doing something even though you don’t feel safe? Is it acting even in a situation that is uncomfortable? Is it putting yourself in danger for others? Where does bravery come from?

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Building Healthy Relationships With Your Past

May 1st, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Building Healthy Relationships With Your Past”

In this article, I discuss the importance of building a healthy relationship with our own history and past. 


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The Illusion of Celebrity

April 17th, 2018 Posted by Cultural Commentary, Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “The Illusion of Celebrity”

In this article, I discuss the illusion’s we believe about celebrities, our collective humanity and mental health.


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The Truth Will Have It’s Way

April 12th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “The Truth Will Have It’s Way”

In this essay, I explore the importance of living in and telling the truth and survey the fallout when we don’t.

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Hear My Cry TV: Paige Smith

April 7th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hear My Cry TV: Paige Smith”

Check out our latest episode of HearMyCryTV featuring Paige Smith. Hear My Cry TV includes stories, experiences, interviews and conversations about mental health and culture.  To be featured on HearMyCryTV send us an email or reach out to use on our social media pages.

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Are you the problem or is it your ideas?

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “Are you the problem or is it your ideas?”

In this essay, I talk about art, change, accepting new ideas, and identity.

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A letter thanking my community

March 30th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “A letter thanking my community”

We don’t rightly value community. We dismiss, ignore, diminish, and deny the power that community gives us; they ways that community gives us room to breathe, sometimes for the first time. (more…)

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Fear, Vulnerability, and the Importance of Being Seen

March 26th, 2018 Posted by Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “Fear, Vulnerability, and the Importance of Being Seen”

In this essay, I explore the importance of vulnerability and why we’re afraid of being seen.

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What are dreams made of?

March 11th, 2018 Posted by Dreams, Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “What are dreams made of?”

 The old heads always remind us how important it is to learn how to accept, love, and seek failure; to make it your confidant and friend, to integrate failure into every part of your life, because without it, you won’t succeed.

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#ThrowBackThursday: Communication 101

March 8th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “#ThrowBackThursday: Communication 101”

This post outlines the importance of communicating in relationships.

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Cultural Commentary: Your issue isn’t with Mo’Nique, it’s with yourself

February 24th, 2018 Posted by Cultural Commentary, Life And Times, Mental Health 0 comments on “Cultural Commentary: Your issue isn’t with Mo’Nique, it’s with yourself”

In this post, I talk about the backlash from Mo’Niques’ refusal to accept a Netflix deal, settling, accepting disappointment, and moving forward to change.

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#FlashBackFriday: Thank You.

February 9th, 2018 Posted by Poetry 0 comments on “#FlashBackFriday: Thank You.”

Thank you to the people who see me in all my mess and still love me.

Those are the people who count. 
Thank you for giving to me when all I could do it take, when I didn’t reciprocate.
Thank you for coming in close, even when all I did was push you away.
Thank you for running into this burning house and pulling me out of the flames.
Thank you for jumping into me and pulling me out of the the sea. (more…)
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Are You Killing Yourself?

January 31st, 2018 Posted by Life And Times 0 comments on “Are You Killing Yourself?”

This post is about the ways we kill ourselves internally, intimately, interpersonally and culturally.

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Isolation and Solitude; Jekyll and Hyde

January 24th, 2018 Posted by Mental Health 0 comments on “Isolation and Solitude; Jekyll and Hyde”

This post is about isolation and solitude and the struggle of finding the sweet spot.


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mental health and the Voice of Truth

January 15th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mental health and the Voice of Truth”

 

This post is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who entered into the world on January 15th, 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. This post is about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, mental health, and the ways we destroy the Voice of Truth


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