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

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

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

Happy flowers

Hello dear readers! Happy Friday to you, I hope this post finds you well. In the midst of a rough week weather-wise (cold snap here in the northeast, tornadoes in the Midwest) I wanted to share photos I took of sweet, cheerful, encouraging yellow crocuses (and snowdrops) I spotted in someone's front yard in Cambridge, … Continue reading Happy flowers

5 Ways To Brighten Your Winter Day

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Looking for some mood-boosting inspiration? Slowing down during the winter months and resting is a natural bodily response to wintertime, and allowing for extra downtime is healthy during this season of hibernation. However, sometimes a pick-me-up is needed. Maybe you are stuck in a stale routine, … Continue reading 5 Ways To Brighten Your Winter Day

Brighten Up Those Dark Winter Days! 😀

Hello Friends! If you live in New England- or anywhere else where winter is still in full swing- then you know that a little cheer and brightness goes a long way! I've gotten a lot of pleasure out of working with my hands, growing house plants and propagating new cuttings of my Pothos plants during … Continue reading Brighten Up Those Dark Winter Days! 😀