Let’s face it, sometimes your partner will annoy you. I used to think conflict with my partner meant our relationship was doomed. I was so terrified of it that I would do everything in my power to either avoid it or make it go away. As a recovering people-pleaser, I used to immediately abandon myself […]

Navigating Your Path, Tips + Tools

June 12, 2019

How to Ask for Space From a Partner

Word of the Week: LaughterLife Lesson: Laughing is one of my favorite parts about being alive. It fuels me in ways that nothing else does. I consciously surround myself with people who make me laugh. My partner. My friends. My clients. Even my therapist. The unifying thread with all the relationships I hold near and dear is […]

Navigating Your Path, Slumber Party Fun

June 10, 2019

Monday Vibes: Life Doesn’t Need to be so Serious

Word of the Week: Ease Life Lesson: Lately, I’ve been finding it annoying when someone compliments me for being hard-working. Yes, I am driven. Yes, I am determined. Yes, I am extremely passionate. But these are different qualities than hard-working. I’ve lived my whole life thinking hard work was the only path to success. My identity was so […]

Goal Setting + Getting, Navigating Your Path, Slumber Party Fun

June 3, 2019

Monday Vibes: We Gotta Stop Praising Hard Work

Being back in school as a grad student, I’m reminded of the ways the academic system brings out the worst in me. My obsession with grades. My workaholism. My comparison-itis. My drive to be perfect. It brings me back to when I was a teenager and it felt like my goodness as a person was tied […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path, Tips + Tools

May 30, 2019

How College Pressures are Harming Mental Health

Word of the Week: Self-CompassionLife Lesson: As an empath, big groups can feel overwhelming to me. Even though I love people, I have a hard time managing all the energy when I am in a group. This is one of the reasons I gave up drinking in 2018. I noticed that big social gatherings often felt […]

Navigating Your Path, Slumber Party Fun, Tips + Tools

May 27, 2019

Monday Vibes: I was hungover for 5 days

I thought I was just like everyone else. Joining my friends for happy hour, sipping on nice wine at client dinners, and spending Sunday afternoons at the local beer garden. It seemed perfectly normal that my social life revolved around alcohol. Since my drinking patterns did not seem any different from my peers, it never occurred […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path

May 27, 2019

Why Self-Medicating is a Bad Idea

I’ve recently become obsessed with Jameela Jamil and her inspiring AF i_weigh community on Instagram that is all about weighing everything that makes us amazing and valuable humans beyond body image (read more about this badass movement of radical self-acceptance here). She posted something the other day that pierced me straight in the heart: “As a woman, being […]

Navigating Your Path, Slumber Party Fun

April 18, 2019

Self-Love Is An Act of Rebellion

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 […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path, 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 […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path, 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 […]

Mindfulness, Navigating Your Path, Tips + Tools, Uncategorized

March 22, 2019

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