Self-Care Isn’t Just Bubble-Baths and Candles

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others”—Christopher Germer I’m pretty big on self-care. As I said in my last article, the older I get, the more I realize that my wants and needs are priorities, too. My version of self-care means that I generally wake up early, […]

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Healing Power of Tears

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”  ~Antoine Rivarol   When thinking about self-care methods, the method that came to my mind, embarrassingly fast, was drinking wine and crying. Your immediate thought might be that this, in fact, sounds incredibly unhealthy and probably quite […]

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Beauty in Chaos

The unsung beauty hid life’s common things below. ~Whittier There are days when I hate my alarm clock; days when all I want to do is march across the room and, like a cartoon character, smash it with a hammer, which is conveniently located under my pillow. It’s a ridiculous fantasy. For starters, my hammers […]

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A day in my life

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’ ~ Rebecca Romijn “In 1970, 48% of children (34 million) had […]

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Being “Busy” is Not a Badge of Honor

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life”—Socrates A typical day for me starts at 6 am. It seems early, but I’ve gotten used to it at this point. At first, it was because I wanted some time to myself when I was living with seven other people, but when I went back to school, it […]

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Okay, I Guess

“Bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open, because the world needs you open” – Rebecca Campbell   I said, “okay.” At first, I said I didn’t want to, but eventually I said, “okay,” because he had been buying my drinks all night and his actions implied that I owed him. I […]

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