It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and for many it’s also the most stressful. The intent of gathering with friends and family is to celebrate and spread happiness, but often we lose the meaning and end up stuck on the logistics of gift giving and the strain of dealing with difficult personalities. So,… Read More Holiday Survival Guide
This phrase used to DRIVE ME CRAZY and in certain contexts it still does, because no shit. If you struggle with mental illness it is literally all in your head, but when people respond to your struggle with this statement it can feel so minimizing and condescending. This weekend I reclaimed this phrase. I had an opportunity… Read More It’s All In Your Head
Finals.Are.Here.Remember.To.Breathe. If you’re like me you can procrastinate no longer. Suddenly in the same week you have 2 different papers for 2 different classes due that are weighted towards 1/2 of your grade. It’s okay if you panic, I always do at first too. Remind yourself that you’ve been here before and you’ll get through… Read More Three Tips To Get You Through Finals
Last week a friend I’m endlessly grateful for reached out and I shared that I’ve been struggling. Out of the blue the next day she sent me this poem from Maya Angelou: Touched By An Angel We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy… Read More Poetry Speaks When We Don’t Have The Words
I was listening to an episode of The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes and having a major fan girl moment about guest Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity from The Matrix DUH!) when she said something that struck me. She recalled as a young girl repeating to herself over and over and over again like a mantra,… Read More You Are Enough
I was listening to an episode of Happier and Gretchen Rubin quoted 18th century essayist Samuel Johnson, “When someone asked Johnson to have a little wine, Dr. Johnson said “No, abstinence is as easy for me as temperance would be difficult.”” From there the discussion shifted to determining if you’re an abstainer or a moderator… Read More Are You A Moderator Or An Abstainer?
Listen. It’s incredible how music can express our feelings with such accuracy. I’m still navigating a pretty dark space and what you’ve hopefully just listened to was Off With Their Heads. I hope you stayed to listen to more, it was hard to stick with one song. I chose Start Walking specifically because it’s closest… Read More Music Helps