Category: Life Advice

When the toxic in your life isn’t a chemical

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As we grow and mature, we stumble through toxic relationships, toxic jobs, toxic family members, toxic self-talk, toxic food for our bodies, toxic chemicals used in our households, and more. But the true beauty comes when we emerge out of the other side of the heaviest parts of that growth.

Dear Pain…

A sort of love letter to pain — my gratitude to learning strength, grace, and humility.

Real Talk: The Coron-Anxiety

Getting real around here to talk about mental health and coronavirus anxiety.

Staying M.I.A. Just A Tad Longer…

I know it has been quite some time since I have written here, and I wish I could tell you that I have a lot of fun posts coming up for you!   However, I will be taking an extended break from this blog… Continue Reading “Staying M.I.A. Just A Tad Longer…”

Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk.

This is a little bit of a tough blog post for me to write: I am not the most successful at workplace or professional self-care (full disclaimer: that’s probably putting it lightly). I love my job, and I love my career even more. I feel so grateful for so many things that have to do with my professional life. I’m grateful to have a stable job; I’m grateful for my wonderful health insurance; I’m grateful for flexibility and understanding leaders and coworkers; I’m grateful to be able to do what I love every day.

Going Mental For My Mental Health: #SelfCareMvmt Part 4

Welcome to another week of the #SelfCareMvmt! This series on self-care is such an important one for chronic illness patients. It sounds counterproductive, but chronic illness patients tend to let self-care fall by the wayside, when we’re the ones who need it more than normal! I’m definitely guilty of this, so this week we’re talking about psychological and emotional self-care. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, read week one, read week two, and read week three to get yourself caught up! Remember to follow the movement from Self Care Catalysts on social media with #SelfCareMvmt.

#SelfCareMvmt Part 3: Spiritual Health

Welcome to another week of the #SelfCareMvmt series! If you’ve missed the first 2 weeks, you can learn about my ‘Daily Little Accomplishments,’ and ‘Physical Self-Care’ in my last two blog posts. This week we’re going to be talking about Spiritual Self-Care. This is always a loaded topic for me, but I think there is still benefit in my life for this type of practice.

#SelfCareMvmt 2: Physical Self-Care

If you haven’t checked out the #SELFCAREMVMT yet from Self Care Catalysts, I urge you to visit their website and read my first blog in the series from last week. Self-care is an integral part of the quality of life of a chronic illness patient. Patients are advocating for this movement, and now companies are too!

#SelfCareMvmt! (Part 1)

Self Care Catalysts is one of the first to dedicate energy and time around self-care for patients, outside of patients themselves! In doing so, they are kicking off a movement called: Self Care Mvmt. The Self Care Mvmt will highlight the stories of real patients and shed more light and perspective around what it really means to live with a chronic illness, “to reveal the unseen and invisible aspects of living with a long-term illness, and to celebrate self-care.”

Brain Dump

*Disclaimer: I used my phone mic to type out this blog post earlier. It’s an endless stream of brain vomit. I needed to just get a blog post out–and this is what I ended with. Excuse the rambling, incoherent thoughts.     So here’s… Continue Reading “Brain Dump”

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