Mental Health and Wellness

8 Ways that Having Acne can Control your Life (a.k.a living with face gremlins)

I have struggled with acne with over two thirds of my life. That's a long time to deal with a face that has never really fit today's standard of beauty, and it has most definitely been (and continues to be) quite the journey of problem-solving vs. self-acceptance. I write this now, with a sheet mask… Continue reading 8 Ways that Having Acne can Control your Life (a.k.a living with face gremlins)

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Mental Health and Wellness

Why getting let go is the best thing that could have happened to me (a.k.a getting real, folks)

Time and again I have considered sitting down and writing this out--not only to finally put people in the know, but for myself, and my sanity. But each and every time, I stopped myself for one reason or another. Either I was feeling too emotional or confused, or I just couldn't find the words. To… Continue reading Why getting let go is the best thing that could have happened to me (a.k.a getting real, folks)

Mental Health and Wellness

5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

I didn't come across the word 'empath' until I was in my 20s, and at the time, I didn't think much of it. I equated it with something ephemeral and over-the-top, like¬†psychic or¬†fairy god mother, and hardly considered it real, let alone a descriptor. And not once did I think it could apply to me.… Continue reading 5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

Mental Health and Wellness

Anxiety: 5 Ways to Snap Out of Anxious Moments (a.k.a Strategies for those of us who suck at meditation)

Anyone who suffers from anxiety can relate to these tumultuous moments, and knows that the momentary onset of internal panic can be the catalyst for spiraling into your own personal doomsday . One minute, you're going about your day like a functional human being, the sun is shining, and all is well. And then, all… Continue reading Anxiety: 5 Ways to Snap Out of Anxious Moments (a.k.a Strategies for those of us who suck at meditation)