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I used to be really proud of how little sleep I needed to function. I would brag about feeling bright-eyed and full of energy on 4 hours of sleep. It was one of my secrets to productivity— that I...
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Happy twenty nineteen, folks. The confetti from our New Year’s celebrations has effectively settled now that it’s February. The festive sheen of whatever resolutions we did or did not set has maybe, probably, in all likelihood, vanished. And here in...
Hey. I struggle with anxiety pretty terribly in the fall. And it’s okay if you do too. It’s strange though, right? Considering fall wins the favorite season poll by a mile? I mean, I’m straight up giddy at leaves changing color;...
I ‘ve dealt with mild to moderate anxiety most of my adult life. I spent my twenties and early thirties trying to control it with therapy, force, and quiet embarrassment. Sleeping little, not asking for help, just trying to...
When I trace the history of grief in my life, it begins to feel as if there was never a year when we existed as separate entities. As if, from the start, grief was an invisible friend of my...
Photo Courtesy of Cheree Lawrence at Oh So Busy Mum School’s out for summer. While my daughter is predictably ecstatic, I too find myself getting giddy with excitement about summer in a way I haven’t in YEARS. As a work-from-home-creative,...
by Shahad Alzaidan Wellness, or the state of being in good health, particularly when actively sought after, has become a popular endeavor. While achieving “wellness” is a noble pursuit, it has been undermined by damaging subliminal messaging with a heavy...
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