The Sunshine Blogger Awards

I feel honored to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by someone I admire in the blogging world, Gemma Newbery. She's the writer and founder of the blog Help Me, I'm Adulting. It's a fantastic and fun blog, definitely check her out. My favorite post (so far!) is 4 Easy Ways of Finding Forgotten…

[Re-Plug] How I’m Contributing Instead of Hashtagging

What are the documents and letters in the header picture? Probably not what you think. After the Orlando shooting, I was distraught at how such menacing, loathsome hatred could turn into a slaughtering of the LGBTQ+ community. I was shocked, outraged, and helpless. Unsatisfied with merely being a voice online to support the cause, I searched for…

Another link I found with three common breathing exercises. They can be used to combat anxiety or stress. You've probably heard of these exercises, if not utilized them, like myself, but it never hurts to take a refresher course. Breathing: Three Exercises Three Breathing Exercises "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and…

I came across this awesome relaxation technique from the University of Chicago's counseling services (of all places). That's it. There's no further instruction or dissecting of this technique. I found similar descriptions online, but nothing about how this is supposed to affect the mind or help you. Close your eyes. Touch your thumb to your…

Putting Up Walls Isn’t Always Bad

You've most certainly heard people talk about the "walls" around someone's heart, often their own. From romantics to poets to those who have been hurt and those who have been shut out, "putting up walls" seems to be a negative and gloomy concept. But putting up walls doesn't have to be bad (unless you're Donald…