Inspiration, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

A Mother’s Day Message to the Imperfect Mom

Moms are one of the most important figures in a person's life - which is why we take a day out of every year to celebrate them. And because moms are probably waaaaaaay too busy to read a lengthy blog post, here is a short commemoration of the things moms mean to us. On mother's… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Message to the Imperfect Mom

Christian, Inspiration, self-care

When Life Gives You Quarantine: A Summer Without a Plan

I think we can all agree that this year is not turning out how we all planned. Schools are completely online, many are out of a job, and a lot of us have had to move home. It's strange to think back at the beginning of the year and imagine how much freedom we had.… Continue reading When Life Gives You Quarantine: A Summer Without a Plan

Inspiration, mental health, self-care

“This Is Not Okay”: The Lie of Toxic Optimism

There is a common example used to describe the differences between 'optimists' and 'pessimists': we have a glass of water, and we describe the glass as either half empty or half full. You know the one. And while this is a charming way to examine one's default way of thinking, I personally think that it's… Continue reading “This Is Not Okay”: The Lie of Toxic Optimism

Inspiration, mental health, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

The Anxious Introvert Has an Existential Crisis

The world is still ending - or at least that's how it feels. When I sit down to write these weekly updates, I try to do it when I'm not in a funk - I don't like flooding the internet with my own depressive monologues and I certainly don't like to show when I'm not… Continue reading The Anxious Introvert Has an Existential Crisis

Inspiration, mental health, self-care

3 Ways You Can Support Your Loved Ones While In Self-Isolation

One of the questions I get the most is, "how can I help my friend with [mental illness] when I can't be physically close to them?" And I get it - as someone who deals with depression and anxiety on a daily basis, this is a tough one. Especially since one of my top ways… Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Support Your Loved Ones While In Self-Isolation