Young woman standing on a dock on a lake looking out at trees on a cliff face.
mental health

Mental Health Monday: What Is Codependency?

I don't know how to hold my identity within myself. Instead, I draw it from others.

Woman carrying boxes doing junebugging cleaning
20-something miseries, 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.

Bad day in quarantine
being a writer, mental health, motherhood

A Good Day in Quarantine vs a Bad Day in Quarantine

Even if your coping mechanisms aren't the healthiest or most Instagram-worthy, they are helping you survive this truly extraordinary and horrible time.

My High Sensitivity
mental health

Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums

When I first heard of the term "highly sensitive person," I took the quiz developed by Dr. Elaine Aron and I actually scored fairly low. Still within bounds to be considered highly sensitive, but not by as much as I would have guessed. I assumed this meant I was simply less sensitive than I thought,… Continue reading Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums