Rituals are a hallmark of what makes us human. Whether they take the form of a tea ceremony, a coming-of-age dance, or a Sunday supper, they help us center on the things most important to us. And in times of stress, tumult, or change, they ground us. Though spring and summer promise lighthearted celebrations like musical festivals and fireworks, fall [...]
I've been having a bit of a time lately. When I'm feeling wonky, my self-care regimen is truly put to the test, because my first instinct is to revert to not-so-healthy habits of relentless worrying and unproductive perfectionism. Not great. But I'm a work in progress. I'm asking for (and accepting) help from people that [...]
These are dark days in our United States. The constant barrage of violence in the 24-hour-news-cycle only serves to compound our trauma and grief. For Black America it can be hard to go on with this feeling that we are under attack. It is imperative that we take time for self care, for loving one-another, [...]
Love in the time of singletude
A few thoughts on harnessing self-love and battling external hate.
I was tired this month. So tired. And sniffly, and sometimes a little down. It's February, and although I did not have to face the bitter cold my East Coast friends are suffering in, there is an odd malaise that settled in nonetheless. The shortness of the month is always startling, work was stressful (but still [...]
First of all, I'd like to start this post by acknowledging how difficult the holidays can be for people suffering from depression, dealing with grief and other mental and emotional burdens. Christmasttime can feel very, very dreary for those who are not feeling up to all the holly jolly. Here is a pretty good article [...]