01-04 Gratitude

Inspired by this prompt, it never hurts to express gratitude for what you have. Here are a few for me today. What are you grateful for today? The lovely B&B I'm currently staying in with my wonderful boyfriend. The opportunity and resources to travel Pre-programmed coffee maker that woke me up with its gentle gurgling. [...]

18 Things I Learned in 2018

Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that this past year has been one of the toughest of my life. No real "resolutions" here per se, just bringing the important lessons with me, leaving behind the past, and moving forward with personal growth and self discovery in the upcoming year (and whatever those [...]

6 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays

Inspired by this prompt. Buy yourself chapstick and moisturizer. Even though they may seem silly, These small comforts can make me feel significantly better! 2. Stay hydrated Taking care of yourself physically, even if it's a small thing, can boost your spirits. 3. Meditate, stretch, or doing breathing exercises. Take a few minutes to release [...]

Helping a loved one who struggles with mental illness

Inspired by this prompt. I'm lucky. I have a boyfriend who is not only incredibly understanding and patient, but is also courageous enough to help me navigate the perplexing maze of thoughts and emotions that is "mental illness". It has likely been easier for us to understand each other because he's familiar with the subject himself [...]