Can you imagine going the rest of your life without alcohol? The rest of this year? How about this month? Imagine… “Imagine what this means for you. No more hangovers, no more forgotten conversations, no more mystery receipts. Your dinner bills are less than half of what they used to be, you get your Sundays… Continue reading yours, mine & ours: our relationship with alcohol
Category: healthy habits
a depressed girl’s guide to getting things done
Oh, hi! It’s time for disclaimers: This post is my guide, not necessarily recommendations to you. Take what resonates and leave the rest! You are not measured by how much or what you do. This is for when you want to get things done and happen to be depressed. things should truly be as easy… Continue reading a depressed girl’s guide to getting things done
i craft for my mental health! (and other benefits)
I have a bit of a lighter post today, talking about ways crafting helps my mental health and wellbeing. I’m excited! I use yarn arts (knitting, crocheting, etc.) as my example of a craft, but of course woodworking, painting, DIYing, etc. are equally legitimate. A step in the upward spiral Particularly people with depression and… Continue reading i craft for my mental health! (and other benefits)
What if you just…didn’t? The art of doing as little as possible, the opposite of perfectionism, and an argument against working your ass off
Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Would you not agree? Why then—even despite understanding the cultural and societal expectations and measurement and definition of productivity—do we keep finding ourselves constantly adding more to the to do list, even when those things won’t get done? While this can indeed be chalked up to… Continue reading What if you just…didn’t? The art of doing as little as possible, the opposite of perfectionism, and an argument against working your ass off
When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.
Today we're talking about two types of acceptance: radical and everyday. What's the difference? Everyday acceptance is accepting the reality in front of us. We use everyday acceptance for the annoyances we encounter, such as dropping the half-gallon of milk in the grocery parking lot or getting beer spilled on your butt at a concert.… Continue reading When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.
Self care is not easy
The concept of self care as a bubble bath has been covered. So has the concept of self care as "not a bubble bath.” In my POV, both are valid. I wanted to do a different spin. Indulge me as I attempt to bring new perspective to this age-old (like 2 years old) idea. Before… Continue reading Self care is not easy
the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
https://youtu.be/REPNOclgcus the sister YouTube video to this post Dear Perfectionists, Quality over quantity is a useful notion in some areas of our lives. But how does it pose problems in other areas, such as work, school and creative pursuits? Let's take just a paragraph to orient ourselves around the key elements of perfectionists: We are… Continue reading the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks
https://youtu.be/sRcV63AyGHk sister video to this blog post I received All About Love from the library of a friend. I swear that borrowing a book chosen for you by your friend automatically makes us think more highly of the book. (Is there research on this yet?!) At the time I had just read an essay about… Continue reading 8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks
my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
It seems obvious and yet it wasn't obvious to me: my perfectionistic mindset barriers halt my progress as a content creator (and human) every single day. This post could be construed as a list of excuses but I prefer to frame it as a reflection. It's more like I'm explaining the outcomes of a self… Continue reading my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
Repressing emotions? Never heard of her.
That’s when I realized: I do not operate on autopilot. Ever. In fact I operate on the most manual of piloting, the learning-welding-and-engineering-in-order-to-physically-build-the-pieces-that’ll-make-up-the-plane-that-I’ll-drive type of piloting.