On saying yes

I mentioned before that saying yes can often be really hard for me. Even after working for years at a summer camp where that was part of my job requirement(seriously), I still struggle with it. Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to give up even a little bit of control, and this can be especially … Continue reading On saying yes

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What I’ve learned from Lenny

We're nearing the end of the school year, and I've got to be honest: I am SO ready. I've been ready since November. This year has been incredibly difficult, and while I'm proud of myself for managing anxiety throughout, I'm ready for a break. This shit is hard, guys, and I'm working really hard to … Continue reading What I’ve learned from Lenny

Why Yoga is the Best Anxiety Management (For Me)

Last year, the dude's friend K invited me to an outdoor yoga class that's right by my apartment. I had just gotten Down Dog and started trying to practice more regularly and for longer than 30 minutes. Because we travelled a lot that summer and I didn't have much endurance built up for an hour-long … Continue reading Why Yoga is the Best Anxiety Management (For Me)

Self-care tips

Before we dive into the actual tips part, I feel like I should probably give you a run-down of my self-care history (spoiler alert, it's not great). My parents got divorced when I was really young, and I have no memory of them as a couple. It's weird to me when they're in the same … Continue reading Self-care tips

Updated toolkit

I'M BACK! Listen, guys. Vacation is a MUST. We didn't go anywhere, and it. was. glorious. I had the best time ever sitting on my couch, watching The West Wing, and playing with my nephew, whose current obsessions include the handle to their balcony door, drinking water out of a glass, and eating my yogurt so … Continue reading Updated toolkit

The Usual and A Personal First

This time of year at work is particularly tough. Not anything big so that you can point to one instance, but everybody's just tired. The students are tired, the teachers are tired, and we all sorely need the mental break that comes with the beginning of the spring semester. It's like a reset button; suddenly, it's … Continue reading The Usual and A Personal First

Weekly Roundup 1.15.17

Since I'll be spending the majority of my day lesson planning (hey, Hamlet), here are some fun things for you to look at that I may or may not be using to procrastinate. This study on using apps to help with mental health. This list of rad, dapper women who make looking at Instagram awesome. Our … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 1.15.17