There is a huge stigma around taking antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication to treat mental health issues. Part of this is due to the general stigma around mental health and the fact that it isn’t considered as serious as physical health. Some people also feel embarrassed that they require medicine to feel “normal” (although what does […]Read more "I’ve Been on Antidepressants Since I was 11… Here’s My Story"
I am a big believer in reinventing yourself whenever you see fit. We don’t need a new year to make resolutions, every day is an opportunity for growth. The following are some of my goals for the new year. They are very broad and general because I don’t want to spend the year putting so […]Read more "21 Goals for 2021"
2020 was the year we never expected. I remember the excitement around New Years last year. “New Year, New Me” was replaced by “New Decade, New Me.” Everyone saw 2020 as a year of positive change and new beginnings. But then the calendar rolled around to January 1st and everything seemed to hit the fan […]Read more "20 Lessons I Learned in 2020"
Happy December, also known as the best month of the year! Welcome to the second part of my holiday blog series. Last time, I chatted about working through Thanksgiving dinner during eating disorder recovery. Today, we are talking about pushing past memories that may resurface during a certain time of year. I first got sick […]Read more "Focusing on the Good in the Holiday Season"
You know those days when you just feel bleh and you don’t know why? Those bad days that just refuse to turn around? Yeah, I have them too. Everyone has bad days sometimes and THAT IS OKAY. Not every day has to be perfect, but know that you have the power to turn it around […]Read more "Self Care Ideas for a Daily Reset"
Oh hey! It’s been a little while… I considered going into the various reasons why I have been less present in this community for the past several weeks (read: college applications, school stress, self doubt) but I’d honestly rather focus on lessons I’ve learned during this brief time away and where I am now. I’ve […]Read more "Lessons Learned from a Period of Self Reflection and Growth"
I’m a little bit new to the whole idea of fast fashion and shopping sustainably, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing my research and thought I would share it! I won’t claim to know everything and I’m definitely not perfect but I’m doing my best to learn and implement changes. This […]Read more "Fast Fashion + Shopping Sustainably"
Hi friends! I hope you all are doing well. It’s been about two weeks since I and many other content creators decided to mute our content to amplify melanated voices, and what an experience it has been. I wanted to write about my connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, what I took away from […]Read more "Black Lives Matter: Continuing the Conversation"
Hey guys! I hope you are all staying safe and (mostly) sane during this crazy, crazy time. I am currently slumped on the couch and drowning my exhaustion in coffee. Lately I’ve been experiencing too many sleepless nights. The worst kind of sleep (in my opinion) is when you finally fall asleep but then wake […]Read more "10 Tips for Night Anxiety and Insomnia"
What a month this has been for reading! I have been a dedicated reader since the start of elementary school. Wherever I went, there was always a book in my head. One time my babysitter drove to the mall WITHOUT ME because I was always so quiet when I was reading my book that she […]Read more "April #ReadsbyElle Recap"