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?”

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”

Seeking Validation

Lately I’ve been thinking about the concept of seeking validation. I’ve noticed some people around me and asked myself, “What are they trying to prove? Who/what do they feel threatened by? What void are they attempting to fill?” But then suddenly, I realized I needed to take Bob Marley’s advice — before I pointed theContinue reading “Seeking Validation”

How to Live a Fulfilling Life Regardless of Your Circumstance

Recently I’ve been faced with a reoccurring fear. I’m afraid of becoming ordinary. I’m afraid of getting too set in my ways and reaching a point where I feel incredibly inconvenienced every time I have to step out of my day-to-day. I’m afraid of my life becoming boring. I’m afraid that I might get tooContinue reading “How to Live a Fulfilling Life Regardless of Your Circumstance”

Running With Headphones Vs. Running Without Headphones

Almost exactly two years ago, I ran my first marathon and I crushed those 26.2 miles without listening to anything. That’s right, no headphones, no podcast, no guided meditation, and not even any Drake music (I know, crazy right!?)  Although I’m not running 20 miles a week anymore, I’ve tried to keep up with runningContinue reading “Running With Headphones Vs. Running Without Headphones”

Simplify Your Life: November

It’s been one month since I walked away from my job as a registered nurse. I was struggling with anxiety and I felt an undeniable pull to clear more space in my life. I’ve been taking a closer look at my life and striving to live with more intention. Here are some of the waysContinue reading “Simplify Your Life: November”

Sustainable Beauty Tips

 If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that in recent months I’ve been taking a closer look at my life and paying more attention to how I spend my time, money, and energy. Today, I’m examining my beauty routine and sharing some tips on how to simplify your beauty regime and make itContinue reading “Sustainable Beauty Tips”

How Being too Busy Can Cause You to Lose Sight of Who You Are

When someone asks you about yourself, what aspects of your life do you use to describe who you are? Is it your job, your college degree (or lack there of), what your significant other does? Do these factors actually make up who we are, or is there more to it than that? If you askContinue reading “How Being too Busy Can Cause You to Lose Sight of Who You Are”

Book Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a book by Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist. Gottlieb dissects the stories of some of her clients while telling a story of her own, during which she found herself seeking a therapist when faced with crisis in her own life. I’m going to share a couple of quotes fromContinue reading “Book Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”

A lesson in letting go: quitting my job as a nurse

This is an open letter, to whoever needs to hear it. Maybe you’re like me, and you feel empowered when you witness another human, revealing their humanness, their vulnerabilities, their imperfections, freely and openly for the whole world to see. Maybe you’re just curious, looking for entertainment. Maybe you’re tired of seeing the false narrativeContinue reading “A lesson in letting go: quitting my job as a nurse”