Girl with long hair hiding behind big white blanket
20-something miseries, mental health

Mental Health Monday: 8 Self-Care Ideas for Suicidal Thoughts

Pretending these feelings aren't real just gives them more power because they start to feel more and more out of control.

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.

Self-care
20-something miseries, being a writer, mental health

Today’s Hard-Won Lesson in Self-Care

To everybody out there struggling to take care of themselves, to get their work done, to take a shower, to get out of bed, to breathe in and out, I get it and I’m with you. We can get better at this self-care stuff together.