As we slide into the first week of Mental Health Month, it feels just right to remind ourselves of a simple idea: it is okay to have a rough day.Read More
Embrace your emotions. Check in with your self. Listen to your desires. Value vulnerability. Express your authentic self. Feel your feelings.
These are all ideas and phrases that sound promising, but what do they actually mean? Why are they important? And most of all… how do we put them into practice?Read More
Sitting inside an old grocery store turned children’s swim lesson station, I found myself in a perfect moment. Watching my two favorite humans splashing, smiling, and stretching through the process of learning to swim brought tears to my eyes. Not only was I filled with emotion because I was lucky enough to be with my niece and nephew in person, but also because I realized the beauty in recognizing a truly perfect moment. When was the last time that you were living so fully, present, and aware in a moment that you realized it was absolutely perfect?Read More
It is hard to deny that these days, the cultural norm celebrates a busy, full, or even packed schedule. Busy, filled time means that you have people to see and places to be. Managing a tight schedule, an overbooked week, or being desperately overdue for a day off means that you are a “success”. For a long time I fell into this trap, and truthfully, my old ways still sneak up on me.
A full schedule does not equal a successful life.Read More