My American Wish List

A maverick is defined as an unorthodox, or independent-minded person. On Saturday, August 25, we lost America's Maverick, Senator John McCain. With his loss comes an incredible loss for our country, a country that is very much in need of his presence. For the past few years, the divisiveness that has plagued America has been … Continue reading My American Wish List

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The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking - it was the motto on my recent trip to Maui. You see, even when you travel to paradise, things can go incredibly wrong. Whether it was delayed flights, missing luggage, a thought-to-be-lost wallet, or exploring the unknown, the power of positive thinking never failed us. Positive thinking can be hoping … Continue reading The Power of Positive Thinking

6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

In a previous blog, I discussed how I felt that a simple way to combat the mental strains of feeling anxious, down, etc. can be lessened through self-care. Again, let me reiterate I am not an expert in mental health simply a person in grief and as a result, has faced struggles with depression and … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

9 Great Ways to Care for Yourself

I've been prioritizing self-care in my life and while I indulged in some practices that I never have before, I've also gone to old reliables that make me feel fulfilled. If you are looking to be more attentive to self-care, I found these practices were some of the best: 1.) Journaling I'm a writer by … Continue reading 9 Great Ways to Care for Yourself

Milestone Reflections

Another year older, another wiser? When I was asked a couple days ago by my coworkers what were the highlights of the past year of life, I shrugged it off like it wasn't a very special year. Truth is, 26 was probably the most eventful year of my life yet, but I almost forgot about … Continue reading Milestone Reflections

Beyond Awareness

I want to first set a disclaimer that I have no expertise in mental health. Rather, just my own personal experience with loss and grief, which has triggered my own bouts of depression and anxiety. Even those words "depression" and "anxiety" seem heavy for what I'm feeling. They could be unwarranted, and they may be … Continue reading Beyond Awareness

8 Lessons I Learned From Giving Up Social Media

Each year when Lent comes around, I always try to make the effort to give up a bad habit, while subsequently trying to do something more proactive in order to feel more fulfilled. This year, I've gone where few millennials have gone before – I unplugged from social media. It consisted of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, … Continue reading 8 Lessons I Learned From Giving Up Social Media