8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth

I love a good motivational quote. Quotes can be a source of inspiration when you're feeling unsure, a prompt for journaling and investigation into your intuition, or a powerful mantra you can rely on when you feel doubts about your next steps. I love to turn my favorite quotes into phone wallpapers so that every … Continue reading 8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth

Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity

Photo by Tara Winstead from Pexels Episode 18 of my podcast, Run Like Hell Toward Happy, is all about balancing illness with business and productivity. I didn't set out to have this particular niche, but it turns out that when you're a disabled, queer, neurodivergent coach, you attract similar kinds of people. My coaching doesn't have a toxic … Continue reading Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity

8 Books to Help You Heal from Childhood Wounds and Estrangement

Estrangement is a final boundary that many adult children choose to enforce with their parents after a lifetime of not being heard, valued, or respected. It's not a decision that people make lightly or easily — indeed, there are countless barriers to estrangement that come from a societal belief that family is an immutable, infallible bond that can't be broken or ignored. There is no morality in estrangement. Those who can cut off their parents aren't better people with better boundaries. Those who continue a relationship with parents who abused them aren't broken or codependent or foolish for wanting to keep their parents in their life.

How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset

Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset

When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

Photo by Allan Bueno on Unsplash I haven't felt like myself lately. I used to always be there for everyone around me with a pep talk for every situation. I listened to people's problems, authentically gave them an ear, and told them that it was okay to not be okay -- but that they were … Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

5 Tips To Overcome Loneliness While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of millions around the world, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help slow the spread. That means that numerous non-essential businesses have closed, non-essential events canceled, and people are limiting their interactions with one another. While all of this is for the … Continue reading 5 Tips To Overcome Loneliness While Social Distancing

Easy Ways to Check In With Your Friends

I’m in Ohio, and we’re pretty much shut down. School’s out, people are working from home, and it’s stressful. To minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and flatten the curve, we’re supposed to isolate ourselves as much as possible from other people.  Luckily, we live in the age of the internet, which means we … Continue reading Easy Ways to Check In With Your Friends

Tiny Ways My Life Has Changed During COVID-19 Isolation

Obviously, big things are happening right now. We're in the midst of a global health crisis. People are scared. Lives have changed in big ways, but they've also changed in small ways. Sometimes the small things feel weirder than the big things. I'm now in my third week of working from home full time. I … Continue reading Tiny Ways My Life Has Changed During COVID-19 Isolation

Understanding and Living with a Loved One Who Has Mental Illness

Mental Health is a Critical Issue Nearly half (46.4%) of the American population will experience a mental illness throughout their lifetime. And only 41% of those people are receiving care for their mental health needs. I've written before about the need for access to affordable therapy, and the sobering statistics on mental health in the … Continue reading Understanding and Living with a Loved One Who Has Mental Illness

How to create a healthy work-life balance

Finding the right balance between work, rest, and play can be difficult to master. While success at work is important, so is your mental and physical health. Here are some tips to help you maximize your personal time so you can be your best self in and out of the workplace.