You’ll Still Be Loved

People can see the worst parts of you and still love you. It can feel so scary to be vulnerable with other people - to open up to someone for the first time, or even the second or hundredth time. You never know how they’ll react until you’ve said that thing that scares you. You’ll… Continue reading You’ll Still Be Loved

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Living in the Present

“It was easier back then.” “It was more fun before.” “Those friends understood me better.” These are all thoughts I’ve had, and I know some of the people around me have had similar ones recently. It’s so easy to get caught up in how good the past was. We idealize our past circumstances and friendships… Continue reading On Living in the Present

Lifestyle & Mindset

Take Care of Yourself

When we talk about self-care, we often refer to bubble baths, spa days, or lying in bed all day reading a book. Essentially, we talk about all the little treats we want to give ourselves for surviving the stresses of life. And while these indulgences are nice and can help us decompress, that’s not all… Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

Mental Decluttering Tips

When it comes to decluttering, we usually focus on our physical space. It’s equally important, though, to worry about keeping a clear mind as well. Here are a few tips to help you avoid feeling like your mind is getting cluttered with junk. Decide which things you care about most. It’s easy to say yes… Continue reading Mental Decluttering Tips

Lifestyle & Mindset

How to Make a New Place Feel Like Home

It’s been about a month since I arrived at my current place of residence.  It’s a completely new town, state, and work situation. And it’s been a little tricky to get to a point where I feel comfortable with where I am. But here are some things I’ve found have helped me feel more at… Continue reading How to Make a New Place Feel Like Home

Lifestyle & Mindset

6 Tips for Practicing Self-Care

Life can get pretty stressful at times, which is why it’s important to practice regular self-care. As someone who’s dealt with a lot of anxiety in the past, I’ve had to learn a lot about self-care and what does or doesn’t work for me. So here are some self-care tips that I hope you’ll incorporate… Continue reading 6 Tips for Practicing Self-Care

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Post-College Life, Self-Care, and Helping Others

At the beginning of 2016, I had no idea what the next 12 months would be like. I guess we never really know exactly how a year will turn out, but this time it was my first year not being a student. At least, my first time since pre-K of not formally being a student.… Continue reading On Post-College Life, Self-Care, and Helping Others

Lifestyle & Mindset

How Minimalism Has Helped My Mental Health

A few months ago I decided to take the journey toward minimalism. I had already started decluttering, but it wasn’t until I looked into it a little more that I realized I really wanted to strive toward a minimalist, intentional lifestyle. If you’re unsure about what minimalism is, I’ve liked this particular definition best: “Minimalism… Continue reading How Minimalism Has Helped My Mental Health

Lifestyle & Mindset

Small Ways to Fight Anxiety

If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety, you know it can be difficult to make it through the day sometimes.   Carry a coloring book in your purse or backpack. I almost always have a small one on me, and it’s really helpful. It feels a little weird at first to just pull out a… Continue reading Small Ways to Fight Anxiety