It’s Okay if You Don’t Have the Same Energy Around Things You Used to Love to Do

It’s okay if you don’t have the same energy around the things you used to. This is a message I keep trying to remind myself. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it now, my motivation levels are so low, writing these blogs is so hard to do these days. Let’s not even mention the speaking engagement I had last …

Find a Routine That Works for You

Self-care is such a complicated practice to continue over time. It requires you to not only be aware of what you need and what works for you in the moment, but also to recognize when those needs and routines shift as you get older and experience more in life. If you’ve been following my self-care journey for a while, you …

One Day Joy Will Feel More Joyful

I never really thought about losing a parent until thinking about it was my only choice. I never really thought about the immense impact the loss would have on my life. Nothing is quite the same, yet everything has to move forward and that never quite makes sense to me. I have a few friends who have lost parents, who …

Happy #SelfCare Day!

Yesterday was International Self-Care Day! In honor of that, I want to take some time to talk about some of my favorite self-care practices and how they’ve benefitted me. Self-care is such an important component of mental health and wellness, and building and maintaining a self-care routine has truly been life-changing. Since working on practicing self-care regularly, I’ve become more …

A Little One is Joining This Mental Health Crew!

Some exciting news is coming your way! I’ve been keeping this a secret for a while now, but so excited to share that my husband and I are expecting our first child! It’s been such an emotional whirlwind managing the joy of a baby and the grief of losing my mom. I find comfort in the fact that my mom …

Love the Skin You’re In

CW: disordered eating, body dysmorphia It’s mid-summer, which means vacations, pool days, barbecues, and spending time outside. It also means wearing shorts and swimsuits and spending a lot of time eating around others. Summer was always so much fun when I was younger. I loved swimming, running around in the sprinkler, grilling out with family and friends, and just generally …

Mental Health Podcaster Takes Over Insta

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Camryn Mort, host of the Conversations with Cam podcast and mental health advocate, took over our Instagram stories. Check out her bio below! Camryn Mort is a 21-year old from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Turpin High School and attended The Ohio State University. She just recently graduated from OSU with a major in marketing, and …

Take Care of You First

There will always be work to do. Take care of you first. This weekend I decided to dedicate time to myself for self-care. 2021 has been incredibly tiring and has truly been an emotional rollercoaster. The effects of it all have been catching up to me and I’m feeling the exhaustion from it all. We just bought a new home, …

Check In With Yourself, Too

This week, I was inspired to write about checking in with yourself after reading Ivy’s blog about checking in with others. Her blog post resonated with me so much this week. On the day it came out, my partner talked to me about a lot of things he’d been wanting to share but didn’t know how or didn’t feel like …