If You’ve Been Feeling Off Lately, It Is Okay!

Has anyone else been feeling emotionally drained lately and not quite like yourself? I have been feeling like my equilibrium has been off for some time. And it gets really frustrating when I don’t have the same enthusiasm for things I usually love doing, like let’s say my mental health speaking job. But I have to remember that I have …

You’ve Already Done the Work, Now It’s Time to Shine

I think about 95% of my life in terms of track meets and practices. All of the preparation, the hard work, the tears, the frustration, the anxiety, the rush of success, all of it. I haven’t ran competitively in years, but I still feel those feelings all of the time. My coach used to say a lot ot things but …

Kaitlin Shares Her #WarriorWednesday Story

It’s #WarriorWednesday, and Kaitlin Bolt-Lovett, the warrior behind @alifenourished, is sharing her journey with eating disorders and mental health. Check out her story below! I have words for emotions I never had before. I am able to construct sentences like “my worth is not determined by the shape of my body nor my ability to perform, prove, please, or meet …

Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

I was at a NAMI support group the other night as they always bring in guest speakers. At the end of the speech, which turned into more of a discussion, one of the attendees told me I should be a motivational speaker and another told me I should write. I chuckled because I currently do both of those things. The …

You Are Worthy of Your Tomorrow

I remember so clearly a question that was asked during one of my speeches. The question that was asked was, “Do you think you’ve won your fight?”. He asked me that question because during my speeches, I always focus on reminding each of us that we are worthy of this fight for our lives. And after sharing my story of …

The Minds Behind ‘You Are Not Alone Murals’ Takeover Our Insta

Samantha Schutz and Annica Lydenberg are the co-creators of the You Are Not Alone Murals which launched across New York City in May 2019, timed to coincide with Mental Health awareness month. Always fierce supporters of each other professionally and personally, Samantha and Annica found an intersection of their creative passions in the murals project, which offers support to anyone who feels misunderstood, …

You Will Make Mistakes, Be Kind to Yourself Anyway

Want to hear a secret? It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to fail. It’s okay to be human. We mess up and we over analyze that mistake for hours, and the anxiety can be debilitating. For me personally, making mistakes and dealing with those mistakes, has been incredibly hard for me my entire life. I have always chased perfection, …