Learning to Love Yourself in Sobriety
Personal Growth

Learning to Love Yourself in Sobriety

Today is Valentine’s Day and that used to mean wayyyy too much to me. I loathed this day.  It felt like the entire world was loud on purpose. The day…

I’m Going Home For Thanksgiving This Year
Personal Growth

I’m Going Home For Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving is upon us and it’s got me thinking about gratitude and what it means to be home. I haven’t been home in awhile.  If I’m being honest, the word…

The Way We Talk About Self-Care Is Problematic
Personal Growth

The Way We Talk About Self-Care Is Problematic

Everybody is wrong about self-care.  Well, maybe not EVERYBODY. But certainly the Pinterest, life coach-y version of self-care is way off. What comes to mind when you hear the words…

Running On Empty
Personal Growth

Running On Empty

I did something today that I haven’t done seriously in over two decades: I ran.  That’s right.  Your girl laced up her running shoes, purchased a million lifetimes ago, and…

Tackling Fear of The Next Big Thing
Personal Growth

Tackling Fear of The Next Big Thing

Can I be honest with you for a minute? My life is about to change drastically.  After 5 years abroad, my family and I are looking to repatriate back to…

How To Cultivate Mental Toughness & Motivation
Personal Growth

How To Cultivate Mental Toughness & Motivation

How To Get Tough When You Feel Anything But Can I be honest with you? Right now, I am very unimpressed with how I’ve been treating my body. See, the…