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

The Secret to Self-Care: On Sleep, Mood, & Energy Checks

Self-care is important. Lately I will admit I haven’t been great at it. I’ve been running nonstop and not checking in with myself. But I’m trying be better at this! I like to check three things when I’m assessing how I’m doing: sleep, energy, and mood. Let me walk you through how I check in … More The Secret to Self-Care: On Sleep, Mood, & Energy Checks

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

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

The Pursuit Of Happiness: On Life-Giving Things

Lately, I’ve experienced lots of ups. Lots of good, exciting, wonderful things. Meeting lots of good, exciting, wonderful people. My depression has been almost non-existent and I am not taking any happy days for granted. I am basking in a well-mind, well-heart and well-soul. But even during happy, good days, I find myself wearing out … More The Pursuit Of Happiness: On Life-Giving Things