Why Celebrities Speaking Out About Mental Health Helps Us All

Prince Harry realized that there was “a lot of stuff” he needed to deal with. As celebrities begin to talk openly about their own struggles with mental health, people around the world may feel more comfortable admitting their own challenges, too. When I hear stories about leaders and role models who have struggled and triumphed, I … Continue reading Why Celebrities Speaking Out About Mental Health Helps Us All

My Top 3 Choices For Reducing Anxiety

Therapy, Dogs, and Medication. 1. Therapy I’ve been meeting with a therapist regularly for almost 10 years, and it has greatly helped me to manage my feelings of anxiety. For me, anxiety would build when I kept my fears and worries trapped inside. In my mind, without the necessary space to be released, these fears … Continue reading My Top 3 Choices For Reducing Anxiety

Why Self-Reliance Is Not The Solution For Emotional Health

A balance of self, God, and others all matter. Disclaimer: I am not a therapist or doctor. I write purely from the perspective of my own mental health experiences, therapy, relationships, healing, recovery, teaching and research, and want to comment on what I see as a recurring theme in the media around the promotion of emotional … Continue reading Why Self-Reliance Is Not The Solution For Emotional Health

Ivanka Trump’s White House Gig Is Opening Doors For Women

A rebuttal to Amanda Carpenter’s opinion piece in Cosmopolitan. Last week, CNN Contributor and political speechwriter Amanda Carpenter penned an opinion piece for Cosmopolitan, arguing that Ivanka Trump’s new role at the White House is an insult to working women. I disagree. As a working millennial woman, I admire and support the work that Ivanka Trump … Continue reading Ivanka Trump’s White House Gig Is Opening Doors For Women

Why I Use a Recorder for Personal Growth

Exercising the muscle of high self-esteem. I’m sitting in the driver’s seat on a typical weekday morning, getting ready to commute a half hour in to work. I turn the car on, hit the seat-warmer button, and take a sip of coffee. I reach into my enormous, oversized shoulder bag perched on the passenger seat … Continue reading Why I Use a Recorder for Personal Growth

Why I Observe Sabbath

What a day of rest means for one millennial woman. About a year ago, I began observing Sunday Sabbath, and it has made a big difference in how I manage stress and handle the demands of living in a fast-paced world. Taking a full day of rest has helped me to create and nurture a … Continue reading Why I Observe Sabbath

Women Strike-But There’s No Spark

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Leaders of January’s Women’s March organized a national strike today called “A Day Without A Woman.” Strikers are taking off work, skipping school, or not spending money in order to try and show what kind of impact women have on the economy. This event will likely … Continue reading Women Strike-But There’s No Spark