Therapy Reflections: What’s Your Idea of Success?

My therapist and I have come to the conclusion that I have a serious fear of failure. The birth trauma I experienced after my daughter’s birth became an unplanned cesarean was mostly due to a feeling of failure. I felt like I had set a goal and I fell through. Every time I see otherContinue reading “Therapy Reflections: What’s Your Idea of Success?”

A Bump Abroad: Lessons Learned from Publishing My First eBook

I’ll never forget the train ride I took from Florence to Rome. I was buzzing with creative energy after getting inspired in the city known for Renaissance art and being home to incredibly dedicated individuals who’ve impacted our culture for generations.  As I flip through the journal that I took along with me for theContinue reading “A Bump Abroad: Lessons Learned from Publishing My First eBook”

Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity

Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity I’m just going to be real here, I would probably benefit from making more money (wouldn’t we all). I know that talking about money makes some people uncomfortable, but not me. Back when I was working as a nurse, I got a glimpse of what it’s like to makeContinue reading “Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity”

Joy at Work: Book Review

You’ve likely heard of Marie Kondo and her famous book — “The Life-Changing magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. This is actually the book that I set out to read, when I accidentally stumbled upon another book of hers, “Joy at Work”.  Over the last year, I’ve made quite aContinue reading “Joy at Work: Book Review”

Mindful Mothering: She is the Light

If you read the birth story of my daughter, or if you know me at all, you may know that I’ve suffered from some trauma following my transition into motherhood. Becoming a mom has felt crazy for a number of reasons. My daughter entered the world through an emotionally traumatic, whirlwind birth that left manyContinue reading “Mindful Mothering: She is the Light”

Personal Growth: 25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years

One year ago today, I celebrated my 24th birthday. I remember feeling like I “had it all”, a high-paying job, a sweet family, and even a fancy beach getaway planned to celebrate. Regardless of what I had achieved on paper, I felt empty, lost, and riddled with anxiety. I remember sitting comfortably on a beachContinue reading “Personal Growth: 25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years”

The Undying: Book Review

Compelling, provoking, and intense; The Undying is Anne Boyer’s reflection of her experience battling breast cancer. When I stumbled across The Undying while walking through a book store, I was immediately drawn in. Although working as a nurse had some major drawbacks, there are aspects of medicine that I find deeply interesting. I thought thisContinue reading “The Undying: Book Review”

What is Anti Dieting and How it Changed My Life

I’m not going to lie, I eat everything. Cottage cheese is probably one of my favorite foods. However, there once was a time in my life when diet restrictions were a big part of my day-to-day. Recently, I’ve let go of that, thanks to a little concept called “anti-dieting”. Now my life is changed andContinue reading “What is Anti Dieting and How it Changed My Life”

How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review

Thanks to one of my nearest and dearest friends, the Enneagram — “an ancient personality typing system” — has become a very common topic of discussion amongst a certain group of my friends. We don’t see each other all that often, but when we do, we almost always talk about the enneagram at some point.Continue reading “How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review”

Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience

For me, breastfeeding was one (of the many) paradoxical aspects of motherhood that is virtually impossible to put into words. It somehow felt like a long, drawn out stage while it was happening, yet now that it’s over, I’m looking back and feeling like it flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds. KindContinue reading “Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience”