Be Gentle With Yourself, You’re Doing The Best You Can

My boyfriend left me to shower this morning as he had things to get on with. As I stepped out the shower and dried myself I started to feel really anxious. We chowed down on pizza last night, a very late night snack, mine was a low fat option but I knew my body wouldn’t … Read moreBe Gentle With Yourself, You’re Doing The Best You Can

Self-Worth: What Defines You?

I was thinking a lot about the no-self concept in Buddhism the other day, and my mind went to a really nerdy place: I asked myself: “So, where does your self-worth come from?” It’s an interesting question I think that for a lot of people, their self-worth comes from how productive they are in their … Read moreSelf-Worth: What Defines You?

Serve & Protect

Have you ever heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well, for the most part, it’s true. The cover is only one part of something much greater. The only way you’ll learn this is if you read the book, despite the impression that the cover may give off. There’s always more than … Read moreServe & Protect

The Art of Grief

In under a year, I’ve lost two people in my life: my childhood friend and my childhood abuser. Both of them took their own lives. If you think that things are so bad right now that there’s simply no coming back from them, I’ll let you in on a little secret; there’s always one moment where … Read moreThe Art of Grief

What I Want Others to Understand about Depression

The Issues with Depression Depression can be difficult to talk about and even more difficult to explain. Depression is different for everyone and challenging to deal with especially when the symptoms conflict with completing everyday tasks. It can be debilitating and paralyzing, prohibiting you from doing what you usually do on a daily basis. Understanding … Read moreWhat I Want Others to Understand about Depression

Carrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving Rest in peace, Nina. I hope you’re watching from above, knowing how much you’re … Read moreCarrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

Benefits of Taking the Time and Relaxing after Work

Work, work, work! It seems that everyone these days just thinks about the professional aspect of their lives. Obviously, work is important, but when you think about it, if all you do on a daily basis is immerse yourself in your job, you won’t be only missing out on everything else that life has to … Read moreBenefits of Taking the Time and Relaxing after Work

How Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Vacations with Tati In the first week of May, I visited my closest friend Tati in Syracuse. When I’m with Tati we go on adventures and I have the opportunity to try new daring things I would otherwise pass up.  This May I went jogging in six feet of water for the first time. I … Read moreHow Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety