On Bravery

Bravery isn’t always about doing the biggest, boldest, baddest thing. Sometimes it’s braver to give yourself permission to be true to yourself by not doing something that is expected of you. Bravery is the ability to see yourself as flawed and own it without plunging...

Merry Christmas

While this year felt more like a dumpster fire, it also taught me a lot. A lot about how I cope during stress and how to cope better. How to process grief, be kinder to myself, set boundaries, honor those boundaries, and learn to read my body and my heart better. I'm...

The Day After A Snowstorm

The day after a snowstorm. There's nothing like it. The snow turns pink with sunrise. There's a different type of quiet in the forest. It's one of the most peaceful moments in life. The trees are perfectly still, heavy with snow. A crackling wood fire warms the house....

The Itch

Do you get the two-year itch? An itch to switch things up. Maybe change jobs or move homes? This seems to happen to me every 2 years. I think it's because for the past decade I've been moving in and out of places every two years. That's what your twenties are about....

What’s Helping Me Cope During Covid

I, for one, am so tired of seeing articles how about to care for yourself and they all say the same thing - have a bedtime, drink water, eat vegetables. YEAH, I know that. And am already doing those things. Are there any other tips on how to care for myself besides...

Four Things I’m Working On

Last year brought some of the biggest changes in my life so far. Throughout the upheaval, I resolved to make my mental and emotional health a top priority. However, that has not always been the case. Changing 28+ years of habits and patterns is challenging to say the...

How Do You Deal With Anxiety?

When I first learned about what generalized anxiety disorder was, it kind of seemed like a cop-out to me. A diagnosis for people who just can't handle the everyday stressors and were just *generally* anxious all the time...whatever that means. In my mind, the...

Life Lately

If you follow me on social media you may already know why things have been crickets here lately... In the past month, I completed the full stack coding bootcamp I was doing for the past 6 months, sold my house in Philadelphia, moved the rest of my belongings out west,...

Why I Went To Therapy And How It Helped

Wellll this is a little awkward  ... to write about why I went to therapy... on the internet. ? But it's actually something I talk about openly in real life because it's been a life-changing and helpful experience. And while more people are talking about their own...