Treat Yourself

How many times have you been in the grocery store and said to yourself, "just one box of cookies or one candy bar, I can treat myself!" It's important to utilize self-care; sometimes it's a day off, food, a massage, or any other special treat that you might be saving for yourself. It's very important... Continue Reading →

Creativeness

Where do you find inspiration to be creative? I take pieces from music, art, ideas, conversations, and even social media. I have a degree in Studio Art, yet I still struggle with finding inspiration to be more creative in my day to day life. My high school art teacher once said that we are most... Continue Reading →

Stress & Anxiety

When you stress out, how do you feel? A better question is what do you feel? Do you feel your heart beating faster, your stomach turning, or even your mind feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Stress is not always a bad thing. You've probably heard people talk about eustress aka the good stress and distress, which... Continue Reading →

Storytelling

When was the last time you told a story? Most likely your answer is today. I love storytelling, and we do it on a daily basis. The importance and the fun that comes with storytelling is irreplaceable. A few weeks ago, my significant other and I went to dinner and drinks with another couple. We... Continue Reading →

Miscommunication

How do you communicate? Do you need words? We communicate feelings, emotions, thoughts, questions, and so much more all by using language. But did you know that up to 70-75% of our communication is non-verbal? Communication is one of the hardest and simplest aspects of our lives. From birth, we are communicating. But, do you... Continue Reading →

Doing Less Can Be More

One of my favorite podcasts is Note to Self, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. Last year, she published a book entitled "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self". She talks about being in the moment and allowing yourself to be bored. Put the phone down, and be present with... Continue Reading →

Make Learning Fun

Remember back in middle school or even elementary school when movie days were the best days of the week. Those days are still great for high schoolers and college kids. Why? Stress was lower, it was a break of the monotonous schedule, and it was often fun. Even if the movie was duller or even... Continue Reading →

Becoming Who You Are

After listening to the Hidden Brain NPR podcast, a particular piece of the "The Sorting Hat" episode struck me, which you can find here. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and am currently re-reading the series for the umpteenth time. To preface this quote, one must understand a certain concept in the Harry Potter series.... Continue Reading →

Impermanence

Life is a process. It is full of ups and dips. Every day we face new challenges, experiences, and lessons. Some days are better than others. The other day, I played field hockey for the first time in five years. After that night, I attempted to recall my last game before my hiatus, and I... Continue Reading →

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