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…

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,…

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…

I’d Call This Week A Big Ol’ Success!

Happy Friday & Happy National No Pants Day!  I'm totally serious about that.  Anyway, I didn't have a ton of stuff going on this week, but mentally, my oh my. There is some stuff I cannot wait to share with you.  But before we get there, I'm gonna throw back to last Saturday.  Unfortunately for…

‘The Pact’ Book Review & A Pineapple Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipe!

A new series that I am so excited to start is a monthly book review & recipe! I am an avid reader, but my life definitely gets in the way of my progress, but I've made sure to include reading in my life nearly every single day for the past couple of months. Take a…