Why Keep a Journal? (Plus: Alternatives If You Hate Writing!)

Everyone tells you to keep a journal these days: therapists, life coaches, self-help and personal development books. They all tout the benefits of keeping one, but the question is: is it really worth it? I think it is. There are numerous benefits to keeping a journal, and since it can be customized to be exactly Keep Reading

Self-Care During a Breakup or Divorce

Self-care is always important, but when you’re going through a breakup or divorce, it might be even more critical. Life is hard enough, and the emotional stress and turmoil of a breakup just makes it worse.Self-care won’t make it all better, but it will help if it’s done correctly. Self-care during a breakup or divorce Keep Reading

Self-Esteem: 3 Tips to Improve Yours

Until I hit high school, I was a very confident girl. Then we moved, and I started at a new high school. I didn’t know anyone, and everyone else already knew other kids. I did eventually make friends, some of whom are still good friends today, but I also found myself being bullied by kids Keep Reading

Self-Care for the Busy Mom (It’s Not a Joke!)

Too often, we believe that being a good mom means putting everyone ahead of ourselves. The fact is, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we get burnt out. We lose patience and emotional balance and often find ourselves doing things we don’t want to do, like yelling. Self-care for busy moms is neither a Keep Reading

You say I’m unique like it’s a bad thing!

I have a handful of friendships that have carried forward from my teenage and very early young adult years — people I’ve known since high school or the two years or so immediately after. One such friendship is with a man whom I’ve grown somewhat distant from in the last few years, as we have Keep Reading

Meditating, Yoga, and Me

As a homeschooling mom of two very free-spirited and strong-willed young men, a freelancer, and the girlfriend of a guy who likes to have spur of the moment dates, being able to relax and go with the flow is important. Unfortunately, if I’m not careful, I can let myself get overwhelmed, and then I need Keep Reading