After my suicide attempt and years of struggling with depression, I've found some pretty reliable ways to give myself a strong dose of self-love during my darkest moments.
We all have bad days, weeks, or even months where it’s hard to find the motivation to get out of bed and accomplish what we need to get done. One small thing that can be helpful is finding quotes that help inspire you. You can start your day positively by reading something you find inspiration […]
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ may be true after all. Food is quite simply fuel for the body and without or too much of the wrong types of foods the body can begin to break down. Whether we like it or not, not all foods are created equally–while I’d love for my vegetables […]
You’re having a bad day and make a stop at the supermarket. While rolling down an aisle and turning the corner, you almost slam into another cart. You look up and a stranger smiles at you and motions for you to turn. And you, in turn, smile back. Suddenly, you feel a little better, right? […]
Music means a lot to me and has played a very important role in my life for years. The biggest impact music has had on me is it giving me hope during my darkest moments when I needed it the most. I have a playlist on my iPod that is filled with songs that give […]
It weighs heavily on us, and it wears us out. It holds us back, and it kicks us when we’re already down. This is our critical inner voice, and it can be relentless. Often what forms this voice is what we were told growing up, and it becomes internalized. It then feeds in on itself […]
Simple Things You Can Do to Boost Quality of Sleep
Vision boards are everywhere, in offices, workshops and countless Pinterest groups dedicated to them but what exactly is a vision board and how does it work? When I decided to put my own board together I ran into these questions and more. A vision board is basically a visual representation of goals you want to […]
We have all experienced rejection, right? I recall a particular moment my freshman year of high school during lunch. After expressing something I believed in, my normal posse of friends picked up their trays and trekked to a different lunch table. I was left all alone. I remember feeling completely secluded, embarrassed and exposed. Not […]
When someone you care about is having a rough time, what you say (or don't) can make a big difference.