Photo of Megan McCarty for Wit & Delight Sleeping, either at night or for a nap, has never been my strong suit. I always joke that I sleep with one eye open as to not miss anything, and having a...
Image Courtesy of @cemalcandinc on VSCO Somewhere right outside of the whimsical hum drum that was my childhood, I started to hate my body. I don’t remember the exact reason for it, but I know it was the first day of...
Image Courtesy of @jesszt on VSCO Confidence, like growth or healing, has no set formulas or specifications. Ingrained in our human capacity for love and hope, it is also the unique makeup of our own mindsets and beliefs, of the...
Time. The elusive thing we all want more of, but can never seem to find. Fall especially seems to remind us of time’s passing, a little more quickly than the lazy days of summer. The season of change welcomes...
Image Courtesy of @house_of_land I am one of the millions of millennials waking up to the undeniable truth of how very unspecial I am. Growing up in the age of self-esteem had a profound impact on this privileged white girl living in...
Image Courtesy of @delphinacarmona Oh to be a deep, discerning teenager again. I remember I would take a long drive on the back roads to decompress in high school—hand out the window doing the ubiquitous “roll wave” while listening to...
Image Courtesy of @delphinacarmona Hey, fellow anxious and depressive folks! Yeah, you. I’m talking to you. Don’t avoid me like you’re currently ignoring your friend’s email about Maureen’s surprise birthday dinner or that work project that makes your chest clench...
How running half marathons helped me overcome disordered eating and negative body image This essay discusses disordered eating behaviors. If this subject triggers you, please read with caution. For most of my...
Image Courtesy of @sam_sing on Instagram There’s a phrase my therapist often tells me more times than I would like to admit: “Raven, be kind to yourself; there are no ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts’ in life.’” This is something I have...
Image Courtesy of Colleen Eversman of 2nd Truth Photography As previously seen on Wit & Delight Have you ever noticed that (often) cruel little voice inside your head? It’s there second-guessing you, wondering if you said the wrong thing, did the wrong...
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