Hold Onto Your Small Moments of Joy

Writing this blog post, I am sitting on the waterfront of Alexandria, VA, watching the life of Washington, DC right across the water and I thought about all the life happening all around us that we constantly watch pass us by. And then I felt sadness for all of those who couldn’t see the beauty of today, because they had …

Local Professor Shares Her Mental Health Story

Meet Ashley Sieb: Digital Marketer, Writer, Public Speaker, Triathlete and Mom.   Ashley Sieb has spent the past decade of her career working in digital marketing. She is a digital marketer, writer, public speaker, and educator. Ashley has spent most of her career working in the technology space, where she worked on global marketing projects and helped deploy strategic marketing technology …

From Grind to Thrive

Our words are so powerful. I’ve touched on this before, on how we pour our energy out into the world and absorb others’ in return. What we say matters. Our message matters. This is pretty intuitive. We have the opportunity to be kind, to be supportive, to be witty, to be cold, to be curious, to be offensive. We have …

Hannah Slays Stigma with Her Insta Takeover

My name is Hannah Blum. I am a mental health advocate, writer and content creator. In 2010, after ignoring my internal pain for years, I was placed in a mental hospital and diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, a disease I knew nothing about. I went from Prom Queen to a mental patient in the blink of an eye. When I …