During my last year of seminary at an HBCU Theological School, Shaw University Divinity School,
I studied The Church and HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus, acquired
Roxanne A. Donovan, PhD, is co-founder of WellAcademic, a licensed psychologist in GA, and Professor of Psychological Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University. She writes and teaches about health and wellness. For more reflections, follow Roxanne on Twitter or sign up for WellAcademic’s newsletter.
I’m Mumma Z. I have a four-year-old daughter. She is my joy. We have had a bumpy start. Her dad suffered an unexpected, debilitating health crisis when she was just 8 months old. Since then I have been trying to figure out how to make our new life as close to the dream I had for us. It hasn’t been easy. We didn’t buy the house we were building, and even had to move states so that we could be closer to family for help.
So now, I’m 40 and living in a new home with my daughter. I get to teach middle school in a great district, however, this is not the life I expected. It is the life I am learning to accept.
I’m not a perfect mom, wife, teacher, daughter, or sister by any means. I just try to do the best I can, every day and I try to forgive myself when I fail.
Overview of medication adherence importance and strategies to improve adherence
A common challenge that many individuals have been faced with during the current pandemic is struggling to take care of self, one of the most effective ways in which we are able to maintain healthy relationships and show up for others. As a mental health professional and advocate, I propose three powerful guides to activate the self-care that you most certainly deserve.