Accept Forgiveness from Yourself

CW: self-harm, suicidal thoughts Mental illness is so complex and volatile. One minute, you might feel great, and the next, you might feel like the world is crashing down around you. During my senior year of college, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While that diagnosis terrified me, it finally gave a name to what …

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 …

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 …