6 Ways to Love Yourself by Taking Care of Your Mind

Part 2 of the Self-Love Series

Welcome back, my loves, for the second part of the Self-Love Series.

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason—that every experience we encounter shapes us in some way and is exactly what we need to experience at a given moment. And I believe that you clicked on this article for a reason. If you’re a close friend of mine, the reason could be that you’re just trying to support my creative project which is this blog (which is so sweet, and I love you all). But maybe you clicked on this article because you feel something lacking. Maybe you’re struggling to love and accept yourself. Maybe you’re looking for more ideas on self-care. Maybe you’re looking for someone to give you permission to love and take care of yourself in a world that can be very externally demanding. Continue reading “6 Ways to Love Yourself by Taking Care of Your Mind”

Make like a Plant: On Choosing Joy

Plants always choose the light.

Houseplants are wonderful. They clean the air, purify the energy of a room, and brighten up the space they occupy. My grandma has three big, beautiful jasmine plants in her living room that fill the space with lush greenery and—a few times a year—the sweet aroma of jasmine flowers. She must have one of the greenest thumbs in the world; sometimes, I’m actually convinced she’s goddess of abundance incarnate. It’s incredible. She’s the reason that, about nine months ago, I decided to start nurturing some plants of my own. She really inspired me. Continue reading “Make like a Plant: On Choosing Joy”

On Healing: What Comes After Feeling the Feelings

Feel them, move through them, and then move forward and let them go.

If you got a chance to look at the article I published this past Monday, “On Healing and Embracing Negative Emotions,” you read about the importance of allowing ourselves to authentically feel the emotions that have traditionally been viewed as “negative,” such as sadness, anger, grief, and resentment—particularly when embarking on a journey of healing. By doing so, we are able to move through our difficult feelings rather than away from them, and ultimately, we return to a place of joy and wholeness. Continue reading “On Healing: What Comes After Feeling the Feelings”

On Healing and Embracing Negative Emotions

Feel your feelings. All of them.

Hello, my lovelies!

I hope everyone in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were able to enjoy every moment with your families. My weekend was certainly fun- and family-filled, and I’m really grateful that all my family members are so close to each other and healthy. My thoughts go out to those who are grieving the loss of loved ones right now—especially since the holiday season is upon us. May you have the strength to move through your days, may you be comforted during times of heartache, and may you be surrounded by infinite love. Continue reading “On Healing and Embracing Negative Emotions”