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 …

How to Make the Most of Your Summer

Caroline McKeown is back this #WarriorWednesday with her vlog #AskCaroline to discuss how to make the most of this summer! She talks about how it’s important to look at the bright side of things and use positive thoughts to cancel out negative ones. She also recommends doing things that you love and keep yourself busy! Watch the video to see …

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 …

Ruku Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, we’re sharing a written piece from Ruku Pal, a second-year Miami University student. Check out her story below! “My story is powerful.” Four years ago, I first saw this phrase. “My story is powerful.” It didn’t feel right. It wasn’t that it was wrong per se, it just didn’t quite fit. Firstly, I didn’t feel I …

Talking About Things That Make Us Uncomfortable Can Set Us Free

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. It can be overwhelming at times. I have seen a lot of posts about how if you are silent right now with everything going on with the riots and people of color being killed that you are betraying …

1N5 Executive Director Appears on @audreyoffthecuff Podcast

This week, 1N5’s Executive Director Nancy Eigel-Miller appeared on the latest episode of Audrey Off The Cuff! Check out a sneak peek of the show below and click HERE to listen to the full podcast! Nancy and I share our stories and experiences with mental illness in hopes that our transparency will inspire and empower others to do the same and feel seen. …

Cheers to 100 Blogs of Self-Growth for You & Me!

I didn’t know what to write about this week, so I asked my fiance what would be a good topic and he mentioned how I might be getting close to my 100th post, and guess what? This is actually my 100th post! I figured this would be a great time to reflect. 100 posts of self-love, positivity, motivation, and mental …