We deserve to feel good in our homes. We deserve for our homes to be a place of refuge rather than a place of stress. Less clutter and removing things you don’t want is a great start. Because this kind of thing can be easily overwhelming, I made a free printable checklist to help you get started with the #100LessThingsChallenge. You can download it here! So, are you up to the challenge? Share your 100 less things on Instagram using the #100LessThingsChallenge hashtag.Read More
Okay, I’ll be honest. I am a recovering clutterholic. Until recent years, I had more clutter in my life than I knew what to do with. It was a problem and only made my anxiety and depression worse. While I’m still no minimalist or domestic goddess, I have made huge strides in keeping clutter at bay and it makes a world of difference for my mental health.Read More
It took me 18 years and a university doctor’s recommendation to see a counselor to realize that I had been struggling with anxiety my whole life. When I finally got an answer about why I couldn’t hold down food, why I couldn’t control my thoughts, why I couldn’t sleep, and so many other things, I thought, “Oh, I’m just crazy.” And I dealt with it by self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, and a very toxic romantic relationship. Spoiler alert, this method only made everything worse.Read More
The past month has been one of the best months of my life. Sure, there have been challenges and days that didn’t exactly go my way, but overall September has been amazing and transformational. Today I want to share with you how five minutes a day transformed my life. It’s wildly simple, but often overlooked. Are you ready? It’s gratitude.Read More
Did Monday hit anyone else like a train? I had a rough, seemingly endless work day, had a million things to do when I got home, and I was being an absolute stress-fueled MONSTER. Fortunately, I knew exactly what I needed to do to calm down and get back to center. A nice, mindfulness walking meditation at my local nature preserve.
Mindfulness walking meditation is an excellent beginner meditation practice. There are other varieties of walking meditation, but mindfulness walking meditation is a great way to introduce one’s self to meditation.