5 Habits for Better Mental Health | Odessa Darling

5 Habits for Better Mental Health

May is National Mental Health month, which is a topic very close to my heart. Throughout my life, mental health is an aspect I continually struggle with. I’ve been dealing with depression and anxiety for 10 (or more) years, and even when I think I am in a good place, mentally, bad habits can come back and kick my ass and knock me down. I’ve learned that for me to stay stable, it’s important to keep up with some good habits. Better mental health can be something that you have to work hard for, but taking care of yourself is always worth it.

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Weekend Roundup 5.14.16

Happy Saturday, my loves! What are you doing this weekend? How was your week?

Sorry my posting has been kind of all over the place, I feel like I’ve been kind of MIA lately on the blog and social media. To be honest, I’ve just been really exhausted, unmotivated, uncreative, and sad. All my food and stomach stuff is just really dragging me down and I’m having a hard time staying positive. But, I woke up this morning and made some cold brew I’ve been soaking for the last 18 hours, I’m going to get my house nice and clean today, maybe even go to the gym if I feel up to it, and it’s going to be a great weekend.

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Health Update, the Naturopath, and the Worst Diet Ever

Well, Its been a minute since I talked about all this, but after my third visit to the naturopath I’ve been seeing yesterday, I figured it was time for another post about this. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve been dealing with stomach issues (severe pain/nausea/digestive issues).
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April | Hits & Misses

April | Hits & Misses

Yay for starting a new category on the blog!

With Hits & Misses, I’ll be sharing new products I tried throughout the month, and whether they were a win or a lose. I find myself trying new things all the time, and as a normal sane person living in 2016 I like to rely on other people’s opinions, Amazon reviews, and google searches to help me make the best decision. I love reading product reviews because, at least for me, it really helps me make a decision usually about whether or not to buy something!

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9 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

The picture above is just classic Odessa. I’m probably laughing at a joke I made, while my boyfriend is looking at the camera like Jim from the Office thinking, “Oh-kay. This girl is crazy.”

It’s funny how I can write on this silly little blog a few times a week, and you can read it, but you don’t really know all that much about me. I know when I’m reading a blog, I want to know about the blogger behind the screen, because a face, a voice, and some background can really change the way you read. Here are some things about me that, unless you know me pretty well, you probably don’t know yet!

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Weekend Roundup 4.24.16


How to make everything at Chipotle – yum. Do it.

I want to smother every salad with strawberry balsamic dressing.

This spring roll salad looks so good and perfect for spring.


Make your own coloring book out of your instagram pictures.

This diy charger tassel is completely functional and totally adorable.

I love this diy wall pocket organizer.


I loved this post on unfancy about developing your personal style. It’s something I’m trying to figure out, it’s hard!

Why to travel solo.