anxiety, depression, disney princess, goals, mental health, Raya, Raya and the Last Dragon

Princessly Raya

Raya might have some trust issues and some anger issues, but she has easily become one of my favorite princesses. Raya is a princess because… She makes a good entrance, She’s a bad ass fighter, She’s got an animal sidekick And loyal friends, Well, eventually... She’s determined And she's hopeful. My goals for the month… Continue reading Princessly Raya

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Notes on Raya and the Last Dragon

Note: This whole month is a giant spoiler if you haven't watched the movie. If you haven't, go get a free trial of Disney+ (since that's the only excuse for not being able to watch it) and well, watch it! I decided to change things up this month, save my photoshoot for mid-month and perform… Continue reading Notes on Raya and the Last Dragon

anxiety, depression, disney princess, mental health, Mental Health Awareness Month

Dear Princesses

Dear Princesses, I am struggling with my depression and anxiety. I’m still able to go to work, but it’s a struggle, and doing anything else with my free time besides relaxing feels impossible. My counselor says I can do anything for 5 minutes. My support group says recovery is not a straight line. My anxiety… Continue reading Dear Princesses

anxiety, depression, disney princess, Enchanted, Giselle, goals, mental health

Princessly Giselle

Giselle is perfect princess archetype. I mean she sings, dances, she can call animals to help her clean and she even wakes up prettily. At first I was nervous because I wasn't sure if there was anything new to learn from this "basic princess". Giselle grows throughout the movie, though, and there's really nothing wrong… Continue reading Princessly Giselle

anxiety, depression, disney princess, Hercules, Megara, mental health

To Go or Not to Go (with the Flow)?

I tried going with the flow. I really, really tried. I spent the past few weeks pushing down anxiety and doubts, and floated down the metaphorical stream I imagine the flow is flowing in. Fun fact: You can’t keep stuffing things deep inside. You’ll explode. (Or drown if we stick with the flow metaphor.) But,… Continue reading To Go or Not to Go (with the Flow)?

anxiety, depression, disney princess, Hercules, Megara, mental health, photos

Megara at the Amphitheater

Greek architecture -the photoshoot friendly type- in the Columbus area was much more difficult to find than I originally thought it would be. I wanted to go to the Ohio Statehouse, but thanks the COVID and political unrest, the place is roped off for random people, like myself, who just want to take some photos.… Continue reading Megara at the Amphitheater

anxiety, depression, disney princess, goals, Hercules, Megara, mental health

Princessly Meg

*Due to a COVID scare, photos will be postponed until this weekend. Meg might not be like the other princesses featured on my blog so far, but even if she won't admit it - she's still a princess. Meg is a Princess Because... She's fiery and independent. She's been hurt, but still secretly hopes. She… Continue reading Princessly Meg

anxiety, depression, disney princess, Hercules, Megara, mental health

Challenge Accepted

I wasn't sure I was going to feature Meg from Hercules. At first glance, she's not very princessly. She's sarcastic, She lies - even to herself, She's a pessimist, She sells her soul to Hades... She's not exactly on the anti-depression track. But I've decided to make her a challenge. I'm going to watch the… Continue reading Challenge Accepted