Tag: self care

2020: A Year of Reflection

Every year, I write an end-of-year reflection. Usually it’s fun for me and comes naturally – just reflecting and revisiting. This year has a much different feeling for me. This reflection is hard, exhausting, and difficult to articulate. Aside from the obvious hardships we… Continue Reading “2020: A Year of Reflection”

A Balance to Selfishness

Someone recently asked me about how to find a balance between selfishness and selflessness. I thought this was an amazing question, so I decided to really think about it and dig deeper. Naturally, I turned to the Dalai Lama’s wisdom for advice, as this… Continue Reading “A Balance to Selfishness”

Self-Love

I have had a lot of people tell me lately that they think self-love is the most important factor when trying to improve their lives and be happy. I couldn’t agree more with this! But it is easy to say self-love is important and… Continue Reading “Self-Love”

A Letter to My Ex

To my ex, When you sent me the papers, I cried all night. It wasn’t like I hadn’t conciously made the decision. I think we were both in agreement on that. I think I cried because it was so final – so real. And… Continue Reading “A Letter to My Ex”

Spain Update #10: To All Those Boys…

Let’s talk about DATING. Navigating the cruel and crazy beast that is dating can honestly be exhausting. It is fun, but sometimes it’s also the worst. As an extrovert, I really enjoy meeting new people, but it can be hard to put yourself out… Continue Reading “Spain Update #10: To All Those Boys…”

2019: A Decade Worth of Reflection.

When I look at who I was ten years ago, I see a young, clueless girl. Always overstressed, I had to be perfect at everything. I had to get this new adulting thing down! Super responsible, always working really hard. I was too tough… Continue Reading “2019: A Decade Worth of Reflection.”

Spain Update #6: Sexual Desire & Women

Today I’m going to address a topic that might make a lot of Americans uncomfortable. Sexual desire!  For women, there is a stigma that exists for any of us that want to actually have sex. You don’t see it all that much here in… Continue Reading “Spain Update #6: Sexual Desire & Women”

Spain Update #2: Gratitude for My Fellow Humans

Life is a crazy, beautiful thing. I can’t stop pinching myself. I am living in a foreign place, learning a new language – I see new things every day. I’m uncertain about the future but open minded and excited about it. Things are hard… Continue Reading “Spain Update #2: Gratitude for My Fellow Humans”

When I Lost My Older Sister

Damn it, what a year. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t want to eat. I didn’t feel a damn thing. I remember driving down country roads with my boyfriend (now husband), just looking out in silence. I didn’t care about any of it. I was… Continue Reading “When I Lost My Older Sister”

Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

If you’re like me, you are super hard on yourself. You always want to be the best, do your best – and the truth is that it’s impossible to be perfect. When we aren’t perfect, it’s easy to beat ourselves up about things. But… Continue Reading “Stop Being So Hard On Yourself”

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