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3 Ways to Address your Stress | Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month With all of my #RealTalk about mental health and my dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression, it only makes sense to talk about this with you! Enter Shemiah Derrick, MA, who reached out via Instagram. She’s a therapist in the Chicago area and she’s basically amazing. So when she reached out about working together to spread our respective messages about mental health, of course I jumped right on ...

Depression Sucks | Real Talk about Mental Illness

  Giving you folks a content warning up front. This post is going to talk about depression. Getting real and speaking up. If that’s something potentially triggering to you, read at your own discretion. If you are suffering and need someone to talk to, know you can reach out. Sometimes, just knowing someone is in your corner can make a whole world of difference. DISCLAIMER: I am not a trained medical professional. If you think you are ...

The Ultimate Blogger Guide to Health and Wellness

Since the beginning of the year, I have embarked on an overall health and wellness journey for my body that has settled specifically into yoga and meditation/mindfulness. Time for some blogger real talk. If you were around last year, you saw that I was actively working on my mental health. Doing anything I could to help settle my anxiety and depression. It all worked for a while. And then winter hit and suddenly nothing I did, including ...

Taking Care of Business

It’s March! You know that that means. New mental health goal to work on. Last month’s goal of moving more hasn’t been going quite as well as I’d hoped but I’m still definitely moving more than I used to. The 5 flights of stairs to get to my apartment is easier, I can run for longer with the dog, and I generally feel better. But Netflix and Chill is still my natural state on days off. Baby steps, right? This ...
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On the Steps

Back at the beginning of the year, I mentioned my goal for the year was to get my mental health in order. For the month of January, I made myself get into the habit of making my bed every single day. That’s just ingrained in my morning routine now. So February is for a new goal: get moving every single day. Living on the 5th floor, I have it relatively easy. Beyond being able to take the stairs, Zoe and I have been going on really long ...