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…

The 3 Types of Mental Illness

I have a theory about mental health that has proven useful to me in understanding my own mental highs and lows. I’m certainly not a psychologist or neurologist but since I have a mind, I’ve decided I’m qualified enough to develop a theory about the way the mind feels. My theory involves the definition of…