Mental Health

Blog posts on mental health awareness and learning how to cope and live a well balanced life when living with a mental health diagnosis.

How To Have The Ultimate Self-Care Staycation [5 Steps + 15 Suggestions]

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This post is in partnership with Hancock Regional Hospital as part of their empowering women and children site. All thoughts, experiences, and opinions are my own. Be sure to check out their site for additional resources and support. While the idea of a staycation has been around for years, the self-care staycation has become all the rage lately …

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How to Cope with Anxiety

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? How do you cope with anxiety in real life with real responsibilities pulling at you? I share my real life experience on coping with anxiety and depression since childhood, in college, and into adulthood.

5 Questions To Figure Out Your Passion In Life

Everybody says to “follow your passion” but is passion a concrete thing? Can millennials classify it as one thing.

I’d been working and gaining experience since I was 16 in a variety of different fields.

There was freelance photography, working on higher education political initiatives, marketing, but struggled to figure out my dream career when  I came across a book called The Art of Work*.

While I didn’t know it at the time, it would prove to be the exact thing I needed to get me thinking how I would move forward in my life.

How Giving $150 To Strangers Didn’t Go As Planned: 5 Lessons Learned

Generosity; the readiness or act of giving more of something, like money or time, than is necessary or required.

I would be nowhere without the generosity of others. Truly, I’ve had moments in my life where I’ve felt totally alone. I struggled with wanting to live when friends would drop off food or mixed tapes just to remind me they were thinking of me. I’ve cried on the beach and had a stranger sit down willing to listen and offer a hug. People have held space for me emotionally, given me their time, and even their money to help me navigate life.

How To Not Let Life Harden Or Define You

While I was pregnant I constantly focused on myself. My only commitment was to my internal peace and creating the best environment for my daughter to grow. Since having her, I’ve struggled with keeping that same peace. I’ve let people and situations into my life that I wouldn’t have while I was pregnant. But here’s the thing: I want to let them in.

I don’t want life to harden me like it has so many of the “adults” around me. So the first Monday Mantra of 2020 is:

I will not let life harden me or define me.