Thanksgiving Letters

In the fifth and sixth grade, I was gifted with a teacher who challenged me in my writing for the first time. Up to that point, I had only ever received praise from teachers who were impressed with accelerated writing skills. That’s what happens when you start keeping a journal and writing stories on your …

Festive Friday: 10 Ideas for a Healthy & Fun October

This time of year, as the days get shorter and our workloads seem heavier than ever, we become more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, seasonal depression, and in turn negative self-talk. Those of us who battle depression year-round are especially likely to feel lower as the daylight hours decrease and the leaves begin to fall. I’ve felt this year after year. As the evenings become darker earlier, I find myself eager to get home and just cozy up on the couch. I skip yoga classes, and say no to plans with friends. Meals sometimes become secondary, as does my sleep schedule and my morning routine. I’m lucky to get out of the house with two matching shoes and a cup of coffee some days.

March, setting goals

March 1 Writing Prompt: List three goals for March: Plug back in: Since the start of the year, I've disengaged from my routine, from my local people, and from my passions. I have't been writing as much, or reading. I haven't spent more than 20 minutes on my mat since our honeymoon, and my body …