Talking about race as a white person when you have anxiety
current events, mental health

Mental Health Monday: 7 Tips for Having Hard Conversations About Race When You’re White and Have Anxiety

Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.

Spiral notebook with blank checklist
book reviews

Book Review for The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen

Franzen recognizes that in order to create checklists that you actually stick with, they need to fill a need beyond "getting things done." They need to help you live the kind of life you want to live.

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde sitting on a sherpa blanket next to an empty coffee mug
being a woman, being a writer, book reviews

Book Review of Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

What I liked about Sister Outsider is that it wasn't written for me as a straight, white woman.

Black Lives Matter Fist
current events

Why Do People Riot? Because Rioting Works.

The riots you have seen on social media have had a direct, positive effect on the world. A murderer is being charged with a crime. And rest assured, without those riots, he would go free.

Hands in the shape of a heart with a rainbow filter for Pride month.
mental health

Mental Health Monday: Why LGBTQ+-Affirming Therapists Are Absolutely Essential (And How to Find One)

Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.

hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance

The 11 Best Products for Fine Hair, Under $30

Over the years, I have tried every product for fine hair under the sun, and now I'm going to pass on 11 of my all-time favorite products (including styling tools!) that are all under $30.

Woman carrying boxes doing junebugging cleaning
20-something miseries, how-to, mental health

Junebugging: The Easiest Way to Clean Without Getting Overwhelmed

When you clean by junebugging, you pick an spot you want to clean, and keep bringing yourself back to that spot, no matter where you wander through the cleaning process.