Is Personal Development Dangerous for Our Mental Health?

*This is the first of many long-form mental health articles that I will be posting to my site. If this is not your interest, that’s fine; you have been warned!*   There seems to be this culture nowadays of “personal development” and “growth mindset” and “self-development“. These are ideas that none of us can escape….

Rethinking Self Worth

Many believe that their self worth is tied to two things: One, how much money they make; and Two, the awesome things they do. Even if you disagree with this, I believe that most of us subconsciously do attach our self worth to these two things. Firstly, our money. Think about it, money controls the…

How My Puppy Has Changed My Life

as a socially anxious, introverted work-from-home writer… *and by “change my life” I don’t mean in an exaggerated, I-will-never-be-the-same-again kind of way; I just mean changed my perspective and routine etc.* Teaching me patience I put this first because oh-wow, a puppy really does test your patience! I’ve never had a dog before and with…

Oh January – Poem

Oh January, how you’ve tested me. Poked and prodded and tried to best me. Rejection. Loss. Fear. Sadness. Fatigue. Sickness. Frustration. All of it, inside me. All of it, weakening me. Or is it? Maybe, just maybe, it’s giving me strength. Maybe it’s making me better. Pushing me further. After all, never before have I…

New Year Fitness

As I said in my podcast this week, many people have similar New Year’s Resolutions and goals, i.e. fitness and weight loss. But, as I discuss in the episode Relationship with your Body (and Goals), this pursuit needs to come from a place of love, healing, and positivity. If you want to lose weight because…

Let’s Work Together to Make Lives Better!

This year, I am taking my business strictly in the direction that I want it to go: into the mental health community. When I say “Mental Health“, I mean all areas of mental wellness for all. As you can see from my site, I love to share any information, tips, and advice that I have…

Poem for mom on her birthday

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Each mistake a lesson forged by my shaking hands. But there’s someone very special, Who holds my hands when they shake. My mother. Oh, mom. You angel, you. The burdens you bear, The fear you withstand, The trials you’ve suffered. Don’t you know how strong they’ve made…