Have you noticed how everything seems sweeter this year?⁠⁠

Have you noticed?⁠⁠ That all the little things in life seem sweeter this year? ⁠⁠Have you noticed?⁠⁠ Flowers are more fragrant, tea is more comforting, music lifts you up and soothes your soul like never before? ⁠⁠Have you noticed?⁠⁠ Texts make your day, conversations are more meaningful, hugs are longer and tighter?⁠⁠ Have you noticed?⁠⁠ … Read more Have you noticed how everything seems sweeter this year?⁠⁠

The unexpected magic of 2020

⁠⁠⁠Remember when we were all enthralled by what would be 2020?! A new year, a new decade, a seemingly magical number… 20-20… Oh, the hopes and dreams we had!⁠⁠ And then… it felt like a train wreck real fast.⁠⁠ Things were unbearable when Covid hit. And escalated with everything going on with the racism in … Read more The unexpected magic of 2020

Fighting racism as an empath

⁠⁠My heart is so heavy for all my Black family members, friends, and community. ⁠⁠ The racism in this country is disgusting, but you know what shook me even more over the past few days? Seeing so many vile comments filled with hatred in places I never dreamed they’d be. I was flabbergasted, and my … Read more Fighting racism as an empath

Do something

It’s not enough to feel outraged about what happened to George Floyd. We must all DO SOMETHING. Whether it’s speaking up on social media, having the tough conversations with friends and family, or making a donation to organizations that are fighting racism. Do something. Change won’t happen without action. A few suggestions: Sign the #JusticeForFloyd … Read more Do something

Mental Health Month: Creating Healthy Routines

My usual routines for exercising, eating healthy, and being consistent with my sleep have definitely fallen by the wayside lately… understandably. I’ve been giving myself grace, but I’m also trying to get back to some semblance of a routine – even if it looks different than it used to pre-pandemic – because I know how … Read more Mental Health Month: Creating Healthy Routines

Mental Health Month: Owning your feelings

⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠The pandemic has brought up so many different emotions for all of us: fear, sadness, loneliness, etc. No matter what you’ve experienced over the past few weeks, owning those feelings will help you work through them… and feel better.⁠⁣⁠⁠⁣⁠ To help you process those feelings, I want to share a worksheet with you from my … Read more Mental Health Month: Owning your feelings

Mental Health Month: Finding the positive after loss

We’ve all lost things during the Covid pandemic: whether it’s being with loved ones, our usual routines, income, school, big events, etc. So how do we find the positive after loss? All month long, I’ll share free worksheets from my partner, Mental Health America as part of Mental Health Month’s #Tools2Thrive theme – tools to … Read more Mental Health Month: Finding the positive after loss

Mental Health Month: Free screenings

As we kick off Mental Health Month today, all I can think is how the entire world needs this right now. With all of us facing some kind of distress from the coronavirus pandemic, a month to focus on our mental health couldn’t come at a better time.⁠⁠ Throughout May, I’ll be sharing lots of … Read more Mental Health Month: Free screenings

Connecting during the Covid quarantine

Through the ups and downs of the quarantine/isolation…. interestingly, connection can be both an “up” and a “down.” It’s obviously hard not being together in-person like we’re used to, but let’s look at how we CAN connect right now. ⁠⁠I feel so blessed that we live in a time where technology makes it so easy … Read more Connecting during the Covid quarantine

Mental health phases of the pandemic

⁠⁠Every week into this pandemic feels like another beginning of a new phase to me. Not necessarily a cut and dry phase… more like what you feel after experiencing trauma and grief – you have various feelings that will continue to come and go in waves over time. ⁠⁠I was able to manage my anxiety … Read more Mental health phases of the pandemic

2 things that helped reduce my pandemic anxiety

⁠⁠How are you doing this week? Are you starting to adjust to the new strange “normal”?⁠⁠ I feel like I’m finally surrendering to the situation, and had a little less anxiety last week. ⁠⁠ Two changes I made: ⁠⁠I let myself rest more. My body needed it, and I slept a lot. I gave myself … Read more 2 things that helped reduce my pandemic anxiety

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

⁠⁠As COVID-19 changes life as we know it, it can easily create a lot of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.⁠⁠ Whether the pandemic has you concerned about your health, your loved ones’ health, your finances, schools closing, cancelled trips and plans, and everything else that keeps changing several times a day… please remember that your feelings … Read more COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Noticing beauty does not mean life is perfect

You know I always keep things real on social media, so I just wanted to remind you that what you see in my feed is one good thing I notice and photograph each day. It does not mean that every day is rainbows and butterflies and perfection. So please don’t think that, and don’t think … Read more Noticing beauty does not mean life is perfect

The self-love struggle

Anyone else struggle with self-love?⁠⁠ It’s something I’ve been working on a lot in therapy over the past several months. ⁠⁠It’s easy to be hard on ourselves when we mess up, when something doesn’t go the way we think it should, or when we’re sick. ⁠⁠I wasn’t able to do much physically for most of … Read more The self-love struggle

Let’s talk about therapy

I’ll start by saying that therapy has saved my life… more than once.⁠⁠ It takes an extraordinary amount of deep work, but it’s so worth it. ⁠⁠ It’s painful peeling back all those layers to get to the core and get in touch with your inner self. That’s when you can really start to heal. … Read more Let’s talk about therapy

Your thoughts determine how you feel

⁠⁠What we say to ourselves determines, in large part, our mood and feelings. So why do we continue to say crappy things to ourselves? Is it because we want to feel crappy on purpose? ⁠⁠Of course not.⁠⁠ Negative self-talk can be so automatic that you don’t even notice it. What you notice instead is your … Read more Your thoughts determine how you feel

Mental Health crisis resources

⁠⁠There’s been so much sadness around the world this month, including yesterday’s Kobe and GiGi Bryant tragedy. ⁠⁠Whether the news is too much to bear or you’re struggling with something personally, know that you’re not alone. ⁠⁠I wanted to post this list of resources from my partner, Mental Health America so that you have it … Read more Mental Health crisis resources

Fill your cup first

I’ve been spending the last few days filling my cup back up. Please remember to do the same. ⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣ You simply cannot pour from an empty cup.⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣ Self care is such an important part of being mentally healthy. If you need ideas on how to take good care of yourself, my partner Mental Health America … Read more Fill your cup first

How are you showing up for yourself this year?⁣⁣⁠

The big lessons I learned in 2019 were all about looking inward – knowing when to take more down time, really tuning in to both my mind and body, and paying more attention to my needs. ⁣⁣⁠ Trust me, these were difficult adjustments for me to make. After resisting for months, I finally surrendered. ⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠ … Read more How are you showing up for yourself this year?⁣⁣⁠

New Year doesn’t have to mean New You

If your new year isn’t starting off with a bang, I feel you. And I want to remind you that it’s completely okay.⁣⁣⁣⁣ A couple of weeks ago I was feeling SO GOOD – my upper cervical pain was minimal and my energy was the best it’s been in months. It was like a sign … Read more New Year doesn’t have to mean New You

Time out during the holidays

⁣⁣Like many of you, my schedule is way off this time of year. Traveling, being sick, and managing my businesses for the holidays have totally thrown me off track, which is why my regular Monday posts have been… irregular. ⁣⁣But I’ve learned to adjust and recalibrate, and I wanted to remind you to do the … Read more Time out during the holidays

Mental health and the holidays

⁣⁠⁣⁠I know how hard the holidays can be if you’ve recently lost a loved one or if you’re struggling with something in your life right now. Not everything seems so merry and bright. In fact, this time of year can be the hardest. ⁣⁠⁣⁠ So please take extra good care of yourself this holiday season. … Read more Mental health and the holidays

How to cope with anxiety

⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠Let’s talk about anxiety and what we can do to better cope with it. ⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠I’ve struggled with mild anxiety on and off for years. But lately, the combination of some life stuff and my health has led to a few severe panic attacks and a lot of anxiety, especially at night.⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠ I definitely don’t have … Read more How to cope with anxiety

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