It’s finally 2021—a shift that many people have been looking forward to after the unrelenting, often-painful year that was 2020. As with any new year, though, this shift is often seen as a type of “fresh start”, or a time to start improving and growing into the “best” version of yourself possible. People discuss their […]
I can attest that the year 2020 has had its share of strange and interesting events; however, I believe that it is imperative to use this year as a foundation or looking glass of all that you have overcome and are working through. Reflect on what has set you back and what areas you have […]
Valentine’s Day may be considered the “most romantic day of the year” and is generally focused on showing others how much you love and care for them. But it’s also important not to forget about your relationship with yourself. Whether you are in a relationship or not, try not to forget to take some time […]
The holiday season is upon us. There are only seven days until Christmas, one of the most embraced holidays of our culture. It’s a season of joy and singing, of gift giving and baking, of community and merriment. And for many of us, it is also a time of stress and anxiety. Christmas can be challenging […]
In April of 2013, my mother passed away from Stage Four Metastasis Breast Cancer and I carry that with me everywhere I go...in the 4 years (going on 5) that I've spent Mother's Day motherless, I've learned a few ways to cope for when the day gets blue.
In the middle of December in 2015 I lost my best friend to suicide. The holidays were instantly a dreadful thought to me. I’ve never really had a good family life, so I’ve always made sure my friends knew that I treated them like family, especially during this time of year. She was my kindest […]
The holidays are coming up, and that means one thing: lots of food. From your grandma telling you to eat seconds, or thirds…or fourths, to the people telling everyone how they’re living it up before they start dieting as part of their new year’s resolution to get healthy. They all mean well, and many of […]