Don’t Compare Yourself. Where You Are is Beautiful

Our lives can be full of comparison. We might feel like we are always falling short. We see someone else living the “perfect” life or experiencing the “perfect” relationship, and we feel like what we have isn’t good enough. We look at where we once were and get frustrated with ourselves that we might not be in that space anymore. …

Recognize the Love You Deserve

It goes without saying that the past year has been one of the most challenging in recent history for nearly everyone. We all know what we’ve gone through globally, nationally, and individually. Through all of the hardships, heartbreak, and loss, though, we have persevered. Over the past 12 months, I’ve endured challenges I never expected to experience, and it all …

It’s Okay if Your Self-Care Looks Different Right Now

It’s okay if your self-care routine looks different right now, or is requiring more effort. A friend and I talked about this recently and I realized how true this is. Is that walk you used to take that made everything a lot better, just not cutting it anymore? Does taking that walk feel more like a chore than a release? …

There is Beauty in Passion

The other day, I saw a TikTok about being passionate. The scenario is one person asking someone else about what they were really passionate about as a kid, and the other person’s eyes light up as she starts talking about what her childhood passion was. Eventually, though, she starts to feel self-conscious and apologizes for rambling. The first person stops …

Prioritize Yourself

As a society, we tend not to prioritize self-care and mental wellness. We are a career-focused people, and we typically let work take precedence over wellness. With all that has happened in the past year, though, that mentality is starting to change. I’ve noticed the change in my own life, especially over the past few weeks as my work has …

Choose to Start Despite Your Fears

I woke up this morning like, “oh crap, I don’t know what to write about for tomorrow’s blog.” I still really don’t. I am feeling less than inspirational. But I think the really cool thing about blogging or journaling is that there is a flow to it. Once I start writing, some idea just starts to come and I start …

It’s Okay to Start Again—You Are Recovering & Growing

I know I am not alone when I say I struggled with the “supposed to’s”. It was my birthday week, so it was supposed to be a great week. And for the most part, it was. But it really all felt like it came crashing down the day after when I felt really self-conscious about a lot of things. My …

Reflect. Recharge. Reset.

It’s a new year. Again. 2020 is in the past, hopefully taking its negative energy with it. As we enter into a new year, tradition tells us we have to make a list of resolutions. This year, though, instead of coming up with a list of ways to change myself, I’d rather focus on ways to grow and learn from …

2020 Has Only Made You Stronger

What a whirlwind 2020 has been. Many of us will look back at this year of all that it took from us. 2020 has been incredibly difficult. 2020 has taken away security in so many ways, it has taken away stability, it has taken away coping mechanisms that we once had, like spending time with friends and family or playing …