It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

It takes a village. This is a common theme I believe in and swear by and state often. I would not be where I am today (feeling healthy and whole and happy) without my village. It’s a village made of home group members, family, baristas, climbers, coworkers, and bloggers. It’s a village of wonderful folks … More It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Self-care is important. I firmly believe that to properly and fully and radically care for others, you have to care for yourself first. You have to assess your needs, wants, heart’s desires, your time, energy, and emotions, and gauge whether or not you have the capacity to give of yourself. Sometimes I have plenty to … More My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression can be hard to see. But that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Here are a few of my symptoms with depression: When I feel depressed, my energy is extremely low. I have zero motivation to get out of bed, shower or even change clothes. My high-functioning depression is very present, even when it’s … More What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression