Happy #SelfCare Day!

Yesterday was International Self-Care Day! In honor of that, I want to take some time to talk about some of my favorite self-care practices and how they’ve benefitted me. Self-care is such an important component of mental health and wellness, and building and maintaining a self-care routine has truly been life-changing. Since working on practicing self-care regularly, I’ve become more …

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 …

Take Care of You First

There will always be work to do. Take care of you first. This weekend I decided to dedicate time to myself for self-care. 2021 has been incredibly tiring and has truly been an emotional rollercoaster. The effects of it all have been catching up to me and I’m feeling the exhaustion from it all. We just bought a new home, …

My Mom Would Want Me to Keep Smiling

As many of you have seen through social media, my mother passed away on Wednesday, May 19th after a long, courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. We all knew my mom was going to pass soon, we were preparing to put her on hospice, so I knew it would happen soon and that she likely wouldn’t make it through the summer. …

Listen to Your Body & Mind—Give Yourself What You Need

This week, I am tired. Emotionally. Physically. Tired. My therapist told me I should journal after visits with my mom, to reflect on what I’m feeling. At this point, we are all tired. It is tiring to watch the strongest woman I know be so physically weak. It is tiring to talk and think about what’s happening to her 24/7. …