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, …

Learning What It Means to Celebrate Myself

When is the last time you looked at yourself and really felt proud of yourself or truly celebrated all of your progress? When you accomplish something, are you looking inward and clapping for yourself, or waiting on someone else to clap for you? I have written a post before on being your own best cheerleader, but I think I am beginning …

1N5’s Blog Contributor Hosts Waltham’s First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

Wondering why there was no #mondaymotivation post from Ivy this week? She’s been very busy developing, hosting, and coordinating the First Annual Mental Health Awareness Event in Waltham, Massachusetts, on May 25. We are so proud of her efforts to stop the stigma in her community and spread awareness and inspiration that we wanted to share some details regarding her …

@Fleurdelisspeaks from Instagram Shares How Handwritten Self-Love Notes Have Changed Her Life

On January 9, 2018, life came crashing into me out of nowhere and rocked me to my core. Literally. I was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident on my way to work that morning, sustained a concussion, and a traumatic brain injury. And I haven’t been the same since… It’s crazy hard. To type. To read. To accept. To …

When Our Self-Care Instincts Fail, There’s Mom

First and foremost, I’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! I have no idea how you ladies do what you do on a daily basis (although I have a lingering suspicion that there’s some kind of magical, superpower-type thing at play here). Seriously, I’ve seen my mom handle some pretty difficult challenges over …

Licensed Therapist and Mindset Coach, Haneen, Spreads Self-love on the Gram

This week, Haneen Ahmad, licensed therapist and mindset coach takes over our instagram to share her passion for supporting women on their journey to self-love and empowerment. In our household, I grew up the oldest of 4 children, one of which had a disability called Prader-Willi Syndrome. From a young age, I knew I wanted a future career centered around …