Self-Love and The Choice We All Have to Make

    I’ve never really fit in. Not since I was very little. I grew up in a very Christian, Conservative town—raised Jewish, for starters. As soon as I entered the first grade, it was made very clear to me that I was an “other.” The customs, values and traditions that I treasured, identified with and […]

Social Media and Mental Health

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for some very positive efforts, such as: connecting, story-telling, crowdfunding and other “social” movements that move society in a positive direction. However, much like other powerful tools, it can be a double-edged sword. With fire we can cook, weld and keep ourselves warm in the cold. We can […]

Fend for Yourself Fridays

  Have you ever wanted to just check out as a parent and take the night off? Wanted the kids to take care of themselves even if just for a few hours? Well, now you can! If your kid is old enough to make their own sandwich or use the microwave, I encourage you to […]

Be a Friend to Yourself

Most of us have high expectations of both ourselves and others. This is not always a bad thing. We set goals, we make plans, we want to be successful people as it relates to family, relationships, and money. But oftentimes, how we react to a different outcome of an expectation we had of ourselves can […]

Self care is not selfish

Yesterday I took the day off of work.  I wasn’t sick, I just needed some time with me – some time to think – some time to process– some time to recharge – and really, some time to grieve. So I took some time to take care of myself.  Self care.  Relaxation.  These are things I’ve […]