I would not be the person I am today without yoga. When I first started practicing yoga, it was one of the only things I did just for me. I cherished every minute of it. Not being responsible for anyone or anything but my own well-being felt like a luxury. “Yoga is a great form […]

Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncategorized

April 12, 2019

I Love Yoga, but Still Think Therapy is the Answer

Finding a therapist was one of the best decisions of my life. At the time, I had been struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (although I didn’t know that’s what I was experiencing), an eating disorder (I didn’t want to admit), and high anxiety levels (so high that my relationship and performance at work were taking […]

Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncategorized

March 30, 2019

The Science Behind How Long Therapy Takes

The wellness industry, which grew 12.8% from 2015-2017 to a $4.2 trillion global market, has done an amazing job at convincing us that self-care is a luxury. I fell straight into the trap of thinking exotic yoga retreats, expensive green juices, and fancy trips to the spa were the only ways to practice self-care. Over the […]

Mental Health, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized

March 22, 2019

Low-cost Solutions That Can Improve Your Mental Health

I have a loud inner critic. It’s this nagging voice in my head that constantly tells me all the ways I’m messing up, falling short, disappointing people, and making a fool out of myself. This sneaky voice pretends it’s protecting me from failure when in reality it’s just getting in the way of me owning my instincts, […]

Mental Health, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized

March 11, 2019

How to Own Your Instincts (and Beat Insecurities)

“Daring to set boundaries is about the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown All humans share a desire to be seen, loved, and accepted. Sometimes this longing is so strong that we sacrifice our own sense of self in hopes of receiving validation from others that we matter. Without […]

Mental Health, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized

February 18, 2019

My Mental Health Ritual: Self-Compassion and Setting Boundaries

This is me.Messy hair. No make-up. In nature. Exploring. Laughing with my love. A free spirit.It has taken a long time to UN-learn all the things I was taught I *should* be…how I should look, act, love, speak, and behave in the world. I felt like I always had to contort myself into whomever someone […]

Notes From Camp, Spirituality, Uncategorized

January 17, 2019

How Does Being Unapologetically You Build Confidence?

The days become shorter, the weather turns bitter, and suddenly all those happy singles suddenly start pairing off. The whole world seems to yearn to curl up by the fire and sip hot cocoa with someone. Anyone. At least until Spring when the freedom of the single life calls again. If this sounds familiar, you might be […]

Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncategorized

January 17, 2019

6 Ways to Navigate Cuffing Season

When is the last time you took the elevator, rode the subway, or waited in line at the grocery store without getting sucked into Instagram? My answer to this question is bleak. Instagram hit 1 billion monthly users in the summer of 2018, and has been experiencing faster growth than the oh-so-popular Facebook and Snapchat platforms. What’s behind […]

Mental Health, Uncategorized

January 15, 2019

This is Your Brain on Instagram

HAPPY 2019!! I hope your year is off to an amazing start. While I don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore (you can check out my piece on Talkspace to learn why), I did pick out three words to be my guiding lights for this year: Ease, Trust, and Vitality. How about you? I have two exciting updates to share: 1) […]

Career, Mental Health, Uncategorized

January 10, 2019

Two Ways to Celebrate 2019 Together

“Have you considered not setting any New Year’s resolutions this year?” my therapist asked me. Was she serious? This was back in 2013 when my whole identity was tied to being an overachiever. At the time, setting New Year’s resolutions felt essential to my future happiness. It didn’t matter if my goals ended up making me feel bad […]

Career, Mental Health, Relationships, Uncategorized

December 31, 2018

This Year, Try an Unresolution

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