Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

My world is upside-down at the moment. And I bet yours is, too. Due to the coronavirus situation, both of my jobs are on pause and I am holed up in my studio apartment alone. I have had some extra time on my hands, which has been nice but also strangely intimidating. During this whole … More Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I used to feel awfully alone. When I first returned to Dallas from Nashville, I felt awfully alone. Not the kind of loneliness that comes and goes with varying moods or circumstances, but the kind of isolation and desertion that leaves you feeling empty and saddened. Only a handful of my hometown and college friends … More It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

Anxiety 101: How I Combat High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety affects different people differently. For the longest time, it was hard to recognize anxiety in my life. I¬†thought waking at 2 a.m. with a racing heart was just a normal college thing, a side effect of a busy lifestyle. I thought thinking and believing and dwelling on failure was just a normal woman thing, … More Anxiety 101: How I Combat High-Functioning Anxiety