The Art Of Being Supportive

I think in life we tend to forget the importance of support. Especially these days, people are so hell bent on being independent and doing everything themselves. I remember a couple years ago it seemed as if everyone around me was constantly saying something to the effect of “you do you.” Hearing this always really…

This Is The First Step Of An Intentional Year

This time of year I always hear people saying things like “I hope this year will be good” or “let’s hope this year will be better than last year.” Upon first hearing this you may think, what’s wrong with saying that? They’re just wishing for good experiences. If you listen closely, you will find that…

Why Standing Alone Is The Way To Build Community

Alright guys, I finallyyyy finished another book. During lockdown I was reading like crazy (and loving it) but since things have opened up, my reading game has definitely been slacking. I started Brené Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (months ago) and am so happy…

Catching Up: Being More Intentional and Aware

Hi all! How has everyone been doing? I hope you all have been staying safe and enjoying the holidays. I know it has been quite a hectic time for a lot of people. The holidays are in full swing and I am so happy to be finished with buying presents. I am now able to…

Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. That’s how you grow.”- Marissa Mayer This week I have been thinking a lot about doing hard things. Awhile go I saved the quote “you can do big and scary things” as my laptop screensaver because I wanted the constant reminder that I’m…

Self Care Saturday: Current Thoughts

“Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying somewhere you don’t belong” Hey guys! Happy Saturday, I hope everyone had a beautiful week. For the past couple months I have been in such an awkward place. On today’s Self Care Saturday I want to talk about the struggle of working…

How To Practice Creativity And Expand Your Mind

Remember when you were a kid and you spent your entire day daydreaming and being creative? Whether it was creating a new game, playing with an imaginary friend, or drawing a town, you exercised creativity freely and naturally. As we grow, that creativity dwindles when we start preoccupying ourselves with more practical matters. So much…

Screw Apologizing And Start Confidently Saying “No”

If there’s anything I’ve struggled with, it’s with saying no. I hate disappointing people and I hate being unreliable. I think most of us have grown up with the notion that saying “no” is wrong and you should be as agreeable as possible and avoid confrontation at all costs. While it might seem to be…

Tips and Tricks To Prepare For A New Week

A new week is a new opportunity to start fresh and accomplish your goals. If you want to have a productive week, you have to have a productive week on purpose. I like to start my week with a clean slate, with little on my plate. In order to this, I like to make sure…

How Self-Love Accepts Disappointment

“Self love means I have a relationship with myself built on trust and loyalty. I trust myself to have my own back, so my allegiance is to the voice within. I’ll abandon everyone else’s expectations of me before I’ll abandon myself. I’ll disappoint everyone else before I disappoint myself. I’ll forsake all others before I’ll…

5 Books That Should Be On Your Summer Reading List

Wine and cheese. Peanut butter and Jelly. Bacon and eggs. Some of the best things in life have a pairing and so does summer: books. It’s the start of summer and the perfect time to add some books to your reading list. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or cooling off inside under the A.C.,…

What’s The Next Right Thing To Do?

You’re at a crossroad and you have a choice. You could either do the next easy thing or you could could do the next right thing, which often is the hard thing. Which do you choose? Do you succumb to fear and to the voice in your head telling you “no, you can’t do that”…

Want To Stop Doubting Yourself? Read This.

I’m not talented. I’m not knowledgeable. I don’t have time. So many other people are better at this than I am. What if they make fun of me? What if I’ll hurt those closest to me? What if I fail? Have you ever said anything like this to yourself? Has your self doubt ever talked…