News detox

⁠⁠I haven’t seen, read, or listened to any news since last Thursday. That’s like an eternity for this former journalist/news junkie.⁠⁠ But as an empath and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), it all got to be too much. To the point where I had three nightmares in one week, and woke up screaming at the top … Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020

There’s no doubt that our collective mental health is hurting during this turbulent year (I’ve personally had plenty of days where I just want to hide from the world). Which makes Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) even more critical right now. ⁠⁠ I’m all about sharing my journey and what I’ve learned along the way, … Read more

⁠⁠What’s in my mental health toolbox?

⁠⁠I wanted to share what I turn to when I’m struggling, in case it might help you during these overwhelming times.⁠⁠ Most of the tools aren’t actually in this giant box I’m holding , but rather things I’ve learned to do over the years that have been incredibly useful during the challenges of 2020.⁠⁠ The … Read more

Believe simpler times will return

⁠⁠Simpler times will return. We have to keep believing. ⁠⁠ That said… if you’re struggling with your mental health right now, know that help is available. My partner, Mental Health America, has plenty of resources on its website: everything from free and anonymous mental health screenings to DIY tools to information on affordable treatment if … Read more

Covid’s toll on our mental health

If the pandemic (and all the challenges that came with it) has been affecting your mental health, you’re most definitely not alone. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows just how much the stress of Covid is hurting us mentally.⁠⁠ The results are based on a survey that was … Read more

How to celebrate your small wins during Covid

⁠⁠In a year where we’ve faced so many challenges and have been forced to adjust our goals and plans over and over, it’s easy to feel like we’re getting nowhere fast. But that’s simply not true.⁠⁠ It may be hard to see the small wins in your life in the midst of all the chaos … Read more

⁠My inner child work journey

I’ve spent the past several months learning to love this sweet girl – little Sahar – realizing it’s the only path to the self love I’ve struggled to reach for so long. I’ve been talking to her, listening to her, squeezing her tight. It’s part of the inner child work I’ve been doing in therapy, … Read more

The healing journey I never knew I needed

⁣⁣I’ve been on a healing journey the last two years that I never even knew I needed. ⁣⁣ Several triggers in my life forced the emotional trauma I’d buried decades ago to bubble up. Then overflow. I felt like I was drowning in pain. ⁣⁣It’s funny how you think you’ve already healed a part of … Read more

⁠⁠What are you doing to help you get through the hard days of 2020?

⁠⁠What are you doing to help you get through the hard days of 2020? ⁠⁠I’ve definitely been leaning on my daily #ichoosebeauty practice of looking for life’s little things every day. It’s a nice reminder that beauty still exists despite the hardships we’re all facing because of the pandemic and everything else going on in … Read more

If you’re struggling with your mental health, know that it’s okay to get help

How are you feeling today? ⁠⁠This emotionally overwhelming 2020 marathon just keeps going. And in turn, we have to figure out how to keep going, as well.⁠⁠ It has helped me to focus on being present and just taking it day by day. But I’ll admit, the past two weeks have been extra challenging for … Read more

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