What Self-Care Isn’t

Self-care has been a major topic of discussion in 2018, and is only gaining speed in 2019. The modern obsession with self-care has evolved into a $10 billion industry. The people of the Internet and mainstream media have latched onto a multitude of ideas around what self-care is or should be. The magnitude of information…

The Problem with Productivity Culture

Get it done. Work. Hustle. These are my productivity mantras. Through advancing my career, keeping my house clean, growing my spiritual life and making healthy-but-still edible recipes, there is a lot to handle in my life. Staying on top of everything 100% is stressful at best. At my worst, this juggling act can be debilitating….

I Tried Failing for 5 Days… Here’s What I Learned

I’m pretty bad a failing. I hate the sticky residue failure leaves behind. Once that failure is on me, I feel as if I cannot get it off. In my mind, I know failure is necessary for success but in practice, I don’t want anything to do with it. I have trouble failing without feeling…

Cleanliness as Self Care

As a kid – and let’s be honest, even now – I never had a tidy room for more than a day. I hate doing the dishes and I hate folding laundry. And you can forget about actual scrubbing and sweeping. It’s just not fun, and my clothes are easier to find spread out on…