Self-care has become a popular topic these days, and while it’s awesome to write about favorite bath salts and healthy recipes (don't get me wrong, I love them too!), I wanted to take it a little further and break down what self-care really means for my life as a whole. While it has always been … Continue reading Self-Care Steps: What Makes You Feel Strong?
With all of the challenges and changes to our lives that have come with shelter-in-place, it has been too easy to fall into the trap of negativity. It happens all too often; we get sad, annoyed, angry, start thinking about all the things we miss and what we want to go back to “normal”, and … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: The Sweeter Side of Quarantine
The blank white page is taunting. It is flawless, pristine, unscarred. It mocks me openly, saying, “You have no talent. If you did, then it would be displayed on this paper.” Everything about it is perfect. It doesn’t wish to be disturbed; But still it is taunting, A silent, open canvas. So I take my … Continue reading The Blank Page
Life got you down? Well, good news: you have the power to get back up. There are so many things that you can try that will help quiet your mind, reduce stress, take control and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here are twelve tips that have helped me in my everyday life: 1. … Continue reading 12 Ways to Help You Conquer Your Life
Hello. My name is Hope. And I’ve been waiting for a while. It started out small, Like a ripple in the water That turns into a hurricane. Then more droplets came, Drowning me in a torrent of Misery. But, being Hope, I simply got back up again. Then it began once more, Like a tiny … Continue reading In the Name of Hope
Have you ever thought about the concept of being confidently lost? This phrase had never occurred to me in my life, until just this morning I heard for the first time a song with that title. “Confidently Lost” – for some reason this struck a chord with me. I realized that in fact, that might … Continue reading Confidently Lost
What does it mean to be a woman in the U.S. now compared to ninety years ago? I just finished a compelling book that made me consider this, and look at my own life through a different lens. Yes, we still have many challenges and a long way to go to equality and some semblance … Continue reading Being a Woman, Then and Now