I didn’t used to ‘get’ self-care ideas. Not because I didn’t need them, or didn’t like practicing self-care. But because I felt like half of the self-care ideas out there weren’t made for people like me. Take a bath? I don’t have a bathtub. Try an acai bowl? A bit pricey for me. Candle-lit yoga?
Let’s talk about how to keep New Year’s resolutions. Earlier today, I was cleaning out my bookshelf when I found something incredible. On the top shelf, among paperwork I haven’t sorted in months, was a piece of paper dated January 1st, 2018: my list of resolutions and intentions for this year. Today, eight months after
Some people call it a “Hallmark holiday,” and say that it’s set up to sell cards and candy. Others complain about the authenticity of one day that focuses on love, when every day is a chance to celebrate your loved one! But Valentine’s Day is still one of the most popular holidays of the year, and I’ve
Self-care is such a buzzword lately that I see articles about it everywhere. Self-care playlists, podcasts, and evening routines are all great! But just as important is what’s at the core of taking care of yourself: a healthy dose of self-love. Here are a few authentic ways to build self-esteem and grow a healthy love
The current liturgical season is Epiphany. Epiphany is, first, a holiday observed on January 6th, and is also known as Three Kings Day. It commemorates the arrival of the wise men to see Jesus, and in a bigger-picture sense, the manifestation of Jesus. It is also the season that lasts for weeks after that day; some Christian denominations call
I don’t love winter. Give me December any day — the twinkly lights, the holiday atmosphere, and the promise of snow all get me excited. But once January 2nd rolls around, I start resenting the snow and aching for spring. It’s almost as though, once the holidays have passed, we all decide that it’s back to
Since I graduated from college a few months back, I’ve been really focused on goals. I’ve always been pretty goal-oriented; in high school, my top extracurricular was basically making to do lists. But now that I don’t have assignments and exams to keep track of, I’m looking at goals in a new way; making them
For almost five years, I was in a long distance relationship with my partner, Ken. We met before I started college and dated from a continent apart through five years, until just last week, when I moved to the Netherlands. Now we live together in a beautiful apartment in my favorite city, and we’re one of
I’m sharing my January goals on the blog today! I’ve always been pretty goal-oriented, so it was no surprise to my family when I asked for a goal planner for Christmas. Specifically, I asked for a set of PowerSheets by Lara Casey, to help me figure out my priorities and goals for the new year.