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, self-care, Yoga

Back to the Start: 100 Days of Yoga Week 1

For about three years now, I've practiced yoga regularly because of its many benefits. Because of my daily obligations, however, my love and commitment to this practice has slipped away, which is why this spring I've decided to jump back in and rediscover my yogi roots. I originally turned to yoga because I had trouble… Continue reading Back to the Start: 100 Days of Yoga Week 1