In the past week, I have encountered various emotions and obstacles that I had not experienced before. If you are wondering, yes, it has been a challenge. I was struggling to balance school, work, internship, homework, church, and my personal responsibilities which led me to have various mental breakdowns in front of my parents, friends,... Continue Reading →
Wearing My Wellness Shades
When I was 9 years old, in the late 90’s, I was obsessed with The Beatles. I listened to their albums every night on my CD player as I fell asleep. Yes, my CD player. While at a flee market with my family, I found the most incredible pair of rose-colored Windsor glasses. These are... Continue Reading →
Take Care of Yourself
I was raised in a family and culture that encouraged selflessness. On this side of the fence, it was better to be there for others rather than prioritizing myself. Growing up, I lived up to these standards, but there was a point in my life where I said, “I need to take care of myself... Continue Reading →
An Attitude of Gratitude
Years ago, I found myself at a very low point. First, my boyfriend broke up with me. Later that same month, my dog passed away. The next month, my stove broke. The same week my stove broke, my car failed the emissions test. It was time to let the car go and purchase a new... Continue Reading →
Why We Shouldn’t Diagnose Ourselves
Quite a few years ago, in late June, I noticed something different about the knuckles on my big toes. They were darker and somewhat callous. How strange. I assumed that perhaps the change was due to the type of sandal that I had worn throughout the greater part of the summer. I shrugged it off... Continue Reading →
It’s Time To Grow!
Gardening is not my strong point, but I do love to buy and smell flowers. Flowers come in many shapes, colors, and forms which also includes having many uses. For example, a flower bouquet can add style and color to your empty living room table while also serving as a thoughtful gift for someone. However,... Continue Reading →
Radical Acceptance: An Option When Life Throws You a Lemon
I was introduced to radical acceptance in my first semester of grad school. No, it is not a rock band from the early 2000’s. Radical acceptance is a practice in which one fully embraces the reality they are experiencing as opposed to resisting that reality. It is meant to be utilized when life challenges us... Continue Reading →
How Do I Get My Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed?
When did the parent’s bed turn into the family’s bed? It may seem to have happened overnight. Many families with small children struggle with bedtime in general. A common problem many parents face is getting their children to sleep in their own beds throughout the night. There are various reasons a child may prefer to... Continue Reading →
Want To Be A Better Parent?
From a young age, I had always thought about being a parent. It is a period in my life I was and continue looking forward to and maybe you can relate. Perhaps you grew up in a loving family in which you felt included and supported or maybe, it was the opposite. In either case,... Continue Reading →