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Is It Hard For You to Keep a Job With Mental Illness? Let’s Discuss What Makes Us Tick At the Workplace (FULL POST)

"I knew I was the problem, but it wasn't all my fault. I had an illness that was becoming harder and harder to control. All I could think was, "How do I stop this madness before it stops me?"

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Is It Hard For You to Keep a Job With Mental Illness? Let’s Discuss What Makes Us Tick At the Workplace (INTRO)

Waiting to explode... Join me Wednesday 12/16/20 at 5:30pm EST as I share my own personal struggles, experiences and challenges in this area, while I will also prompt you to examine your own path as well. This is a super touchy topic for me personally, because who wants to admit something like this, right? However,…

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Struggling With a Lack of Sunlight and Seasonal Depression? So am I…Let’s Cope

While everyone is wrapping gifts, maxing out their credit cards and preparing for Christmas, I feel like I am dying slowly on the inside.

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Struggling With a Lack of Sunlight and Seasonal Depression? So am I… Let’s Cope ♥️

Hey everyone! Riding through the storm... New blog post on the way tomorrow 12/8/20 at 6pm EST. Let’s discuss what seasonal depression means to you, how to notice the signs and how we can cope to get through these tough times. Tune in! Until then, stay warm and stay safe ♥️✨ — R.K.B.

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“Smoke and Mirrors” (Poem)

Sing songs to me while we make love, come inside my heart, as we feel it’s warmth seems like these silver dreams won’t ever fade away I need you, I wonder if you really need me I thought about you the other day And how things went so wrong you were the man I had…

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Mental Health Check-In: Where Are You?

“Mental illness is a hard road. It’s difficult because you never know when or where your next episode/breakdown is coming from. You can stride along for so long, until you can’t anymore. This life is unpredictable. It is questionable. Unstable. And quite frankly, I am terrified.”

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New Things Coming…(2021)

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since you have heard from me. Like, a long while. Find your peace. Alignment is the key to balance, consistency and happiness. So much has happened this year in the world, that I’m sure we can all agree that life will surely throw you some unexpected lemons…

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My Official Logo for My LLC ❤️ And Updates!

Introducing the OFFICIAL LOGO for RKB PRODUCTIONS, LLC ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ RKB PRODUCTIONS is a company owned by one woman 👸🏽 determined to help spread mental health awareness and the importance of self-care and wellness. Since its creation, four Mental Health books have been produced, along with a T-Shirt/Hoodie Line, a Coffee Mug Line and a line…

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I Officially Filed My LLC!

I filed and renewed my LLC today!! RKB Productions has generated nearly $8,000 in its existence, including book sales, merchandising and speaking engagements. Proud moment ✨ #MoretoCome 💃🏻 VISIT: ✨ INTOMYWOODS.COM ✨💕📚 Website for more: INTOMYWOODS.COM ✨ Stay tuned!! 💃🏻

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Website Traffic Growth: A Sincere Thank You!!

If you have visited intomywoods.com lately, I want to personally thank you for your support. My website traffic has significantly increased, book sales have climbed and engagement is stronger now than ever before. My score has increased which tracks my site engagement and traffic, and it is all because of you. THANK YOU! Also, 🚨…

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MINE (A Poem Dedicated to Turning 27).

I speak loud without ever saying a word  This is my moment, now let me feel it This is mine, my time, my shine, my grind, my 9-5, my one bedroom apartment in the ghetto This is the story to my stride of struggle, hustle, pain, fear and hope-  I breathe every second with graciousness…

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“Thief in the Night” (POEM) – an Ode to COVID19

The way we love The way we move The way we live has been compromised  This world don’t feel the same At times, I wonder if we are living in the last days Isolation got us going insane We can’t hug Kiss or simply touch Without the fear that we might lose our life Who…

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…I’m Still Here (POEM)

I want to know what it’s like to be that rose in the garden Too beautiful to touch, Impossible to ignore Can only admire from afar. I’ve let too many pluck away at my pedals  So now I blow aimlessly in the wind But I’ve still got my roots  I still grow  Despite my circumstances …

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Since We’re Quarantined, We Might as Well Write: UPCOMING NEW BOOKS ON THE WAY 🎉

Good Afternoon! First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank all my followers from the bottom of my heart for being there for me when I was laid off from my employment due to the Coronavirus. I sincerely appreciate all your kinds words of encouragement and support - they helped and definitely put me back…

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All-Time Stats are Booming! A Sincere Thank You ❤️

I just wanted to say thank you so much for supporting my blog, it means a lot! I will continue to post quality content and grow in quality, creativity and versatility as well ❤️💅🏽 You guys are the best, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. So, from me to you... Until…

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My Reflection (POEM)

Something inside of me, is yearning to reach out And make me scream to the top of my lungs But instead, I don't. Nobody can see me trying Only you. I can't find it in my heart to let go or give up Even though I can't see you Faith in something that may bring…

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Love, in a Thousand Words (POETRY)

Sometimes, life must turn upside down, and inside out, To bloom from within... And although My wings have yet to spread I am open to soar... You can be happy with your life and still dying inside... You know, It’s quite possible to have an empty identity And live a dead life To be draining…

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Ways to Love (POETRY)

"GOD, show me the ways to love a loveless world So much to account for And nothing but fingers pointing - everybody looking at everybody to blame On why time goes on but things never change Why are people so damn rude and unkind Why do we judge others when some come to finally lose…

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I’m Going to Barcelona, Spain! Wanderlust Adventures 2020

It's confirmed! After pondering long and hard on where I would set my sights next for an adventure, I have decided on Barcelona, Spain for the week of July 17-23, 2020. Here are a few cool details: So, I'll be staying at a hostel for $322, for 7 days and 6 nights, which isn't too…

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Ashamed to Be an American {POEM}

What do you see when you look at me? Don't answer that, cuz you don't even KNOW me. In this life, up on this stage I play, A voice for the young world A short, little, nappy-headed black girl Society told me who I ought to be Before I even had the chance To DECIDE....…

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“Only in the Spring” {POEM}

Maybe love is not what I thought it is, Maybe it is JUST a feeling. Temporary,- Like the time in Spring Where the flowers blossom and bloom,- But ONLY because of the rain. Are we just ALL FOOLS? Maybe, it is the pain That makes us yearn to search the world For things that we…

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I Think I Have Attention Deficit Disorder.

"I struggle at my work desk, in work meetings, on the phone, at parties, with family, with friends, at doctor's appointments, in the line at the grocery store and even during sex.

I just can't seem to stay focused, no matter what it is."

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“Silent” – A Poem About Social Anxiety (FULL POST)

Legs shaking. What are you looking at? I can't think. My hair itches, I'm nervous Why is everyone staring at me??? I came to this function I wanted to be here I put it on my calendar and told everyone on Facebook that I was coming And here I am running to hide in the…

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Working While Mentally Ill – Can High Functioning Be Done? (FULL POST)

"I struggled with concentration, screening out environmental stimuli (like sounds, sights and odors), maintaining stamina throughout the day, handling time pressures and multiple tasks, interacting with others, responding to negative feedback, and responding to change also. I had potential, but struggled to let it shine all due to my condition."

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“The View Through My Window” (Poem)

We tell our stories through song Our songs remain in love and laughter and pain We pray in hopes for a lottery ticket it may or may not be answered then again, I hold my faith we bleed and we break and rebuild until the day that we die some of us care about the…

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“How Hard is it to Grieve?” (Excerpt from Self-Help Book, “Suicidal, NOT: Maximize Your Mental Health – Volume One) by R.K.B.

"The first step toward healing is acceptance. From there, you must grieve, but on the path toward moving forward..."

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993 Followers! 🎉🎉🎉

Just checking in! I wanted to share our growth and progress with you. Yes, OURS. If it weren't for you guys, my blog wouldn't be where it is today. I will forever be grateful for you guys support! Most of my views come from the US, but I’m still worldwide ✨😍 I want VodkaforMondays to…

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Self-Reflection: Never, Ever Give Up (Intro)

#SelfReflection ✨ I remember when I started my blog, “VodkaforMondays,” back in 2016 and had no idea what I was doing. The layout was terrible and I had like three followers who were my friends 😂 Fast forward to 2020 with hard work and dedication, my writing improved and I’m able to push out daily…

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Being Alone on Valentine’s Day: I Promise, IT’S OK

"This isn't your typical, feel-good post about how "loving yourself will cure all wounds," because even though that is true, nobody really wants to hear that. It is okay to want to be loved. It is okay to want to be wanted."

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BoJack Horseman and Adult Depression – What This Show Means to Someone Like Me (PREVIEW)

"The universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn’t the search for meaning; it’s just to keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you’ll be dead.”

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Joker: A Movie About Mental Illness in a Misunderstood World (FULL POST)

“Arthur Fleck represents not only many real-life individuals on the brink of turning their sadness into dangerous rage, but he represents the average sad person just looking to be heard. He represents me and you.”

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Trying to Write a Serial Killer Novel…Any Suggestions?

As you can see from the title, I am currently trying to write a novel about a fictitious serial killer. Details on the book are reserved for its release, however, I am still in need of ANY and all advice on how to get started! I have already started brainstorming and have written a one-page…