Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy

Planning a wedding during COVID has hands down been one of the most stressful things of my life. I had everything planned early, to prevent the stress I am feeling now. And then COVID messed up every single plan, and we were back at step 1, preplanning a wedding in a short amount of time. There have been countless meltdowns, …

We Can Always Bounce Back and Begin Again

Does anyone else seem to always kill their plants? No matter what I do, sunshine, no sunshine or too much sunshine, watering too much or too little, I can’t ever seem to get it just right. Today it has been downpouring with thunder and lightning. After a few hours of the rain coming down hard, I realized my plants that …

Each Moment is Part of Our Story of Growth

Honesty time, because that is what this blog is for and because my blogs resonate with what I’m feeling in that moment. I am having a tough time posting my blogs. I have this well-constructed goal in my head to post every Monday. Sometimes I ask myself why I have that goal, but I am always reminded when someone tells …

Chris Shares His Story for Men’s Mental Health Week

This week on #WarriorWednesday, Chris Wood shared his mental health journey living as a trans man for Men’s Mental Health Week. Chris lives with generalized anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. He says going to therapy helps him work through his mental illness, and he wants anyone else who may be struggling out there to know that you are not alone! …

Practicing Self-Love as an Advocate and Ally

During times of social and emotional unrest, it’s easy to put self-care and self-love on the back burner. It’s easy to tell yourself you don’t deserve it when you see social and civil injustice around you. But it is possible to practice self-care and self-love while also practicing advocacy and being a good ally. Before we go any further, it’s …