6 Gift Ideas for Your Graduate!

Whether you're graduating elementary school and heading off to be a big, bad middle schooler, heading into the scary and exciting world of college, or entering the "real world," graduation is always an exciting time! But, it can be tough to figure out what to get all the graduates in your life, especially those you may…

How Mantras Ease My Anxiety + 17 Examples That You Can Try!

In one of my last recap posts, I mentioned that for the first time ever I actually used a mantra to get me through a day of tension, fear, and anxiety.  For anyone that doesn't know, a mantra is a word, phrase, or even a sound (like in meditation) that is frequently repeated to bring…

Anxiety & Depression: What To Do When You Just Can’t…

I wrote a post back at the end of January about 8 Things To Do When Depression Hits Hard. That post is for the times that you're struggling to get through the day as a normal, functioning adult. It's for the times that you actually have the tiny bit of energy you need to overcome…

TV Workout: Gilmore Girls

I get really caught up in my favorite TV shows in between work. It’s a sickness, or possibly just laziness, but anyway… I think TV show workouts are so fun, especially during a Netflix marathon! It keeps you up and moving while still enjoying your favorite show!  I plan to keep the series going until……

The Benefits of Practicing Self-Love in a Relationship

Relationships are tough. Period. They take a lot of work, commitment, and dedication. And that's just an average relationship. When you throw anxiety and depression into the mix, maintaining a healthy relationship can be one of the hardest things to do, but it is possible.  Over the past couple of years, I have learned a…

Overcoming Codependency, Long Walks, & Actually Being Social!

Happy Friday!  For the most part, this week went pretty well, but I definitely had a low point this week. Looking back, I feel like my once a week low point is a pattern and one that I would definitely like to change. But, considering the fact that I stick to one a week (unintentionally,…

4 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Burnt Out!

Burnout is really awful. It means exhaustion, lack of motivation, and just an overwhelming feeling of just being done. As much as I love writing and blogging, I found myself getting super burnt out about a month ago. If I wasn't at my "normal" job, I was at home trying to edit my next book…

How Counseling Improved My Mental Health & Why You Should Try It Too

My first experience with counseling was not pleasant. I was about 15, and due to a long string of personal and family issues, I was required to attend therapy. I dreaded going each week. It was awkward, uncomfortable, and I did a LOT of faking that I was okay just so I wouldn't have to…