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 …

Mauri Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

This week for #WarriorWednesday, Mauri Hogan, a 24-year-old psychology doctoral student at Adler University in Chicago, shared her mental health journey. See what she has to say below, and be sure to listen to this week’s podcast on Saturday to hear more about her story and her experiences! As a clinical psychology doctoral student with a history of anxiety, PTSD, …

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 …