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”

The Importance of Loving and Taking Care of Ourselves

Part 1 of the Self-Love Series

Hi!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful week. This has been my last week of winter break; classes start again tomorrow, and I could not be more ready. I’ve changed my major from education to English literature, and just reading through my syllabi online was getting me so excited! I can tell the next couple months are going to be amazing, and I hope they’ll be amazing for you, too. Continue reading “The Importance of Loving and Taking Care of Ourselves”

For Those who Struggle with Body Image Issues

When I was eight years old, I thought I was fat.

Hello!

I hope this first week of 2018 has brought a great deal of joy and motivation to you all. I’m still in India and will be for a little while longer, but I plan on writing about it when I get home.

Since it is the New Year, I’ve been doing a little bit of thinking about New Year’s resolutions. If you read my previous article about my favorite New Year’s practice, you know I’m more prone to come up with intentions rather than resolutions, but, nevertheless, the latter are on my mind. Continue reading “For Those who Struggle with Body Image Issues”

A Nightly Ritual to Attract Joy and Abundance

If you want to attract good things, you have to recognize what’s already good.

Hello, my lovely readers!

Hopefully everyone has had a warm and joyful holiday season. I know I’ve really enjoyed spending time with friends and family; it’s been a beautiful celebration of love.

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog for a while (or honestly, even if you’re just glancing at it for the first time), you’ve probably noticed that the things I choose to write about predominantly focus on various ways we can attract greater joy, abundance, and positivity into our lives—things such as practicing mindfulness, living authentically, exploring our creativity, accepting ourselves as we are, toning our chakras, listening to music, expressing gratitude, and embracing purposeful lives. Continue reading “A Nightly Ritual to Attract Joy and Abundance”

On Embracing Solitude

It is through our aloneness that we are able to recharge.

There are many people in this world who feel uncomfortable with being alone. It’s understandable to a point—most people enjoy the sense of community and belonging that comes from spending time with friends and loved ones who care about them. However, finding joy in solitude is really important. It’s during our moments of aloneness that we have the opportunity to go inward, figure out who we are, think about what we want, and connect with our creativity. Continue reading “On Embracing Solitude”

The Importance of Living Authentically

It leads to the experience of many seemingly miraculous moments.

Hello, lovely readers!

You may have noticed that this article is not about the third eye chakra (which should have followed the throat chakra in my Chakra Series). Don’t worry! We are just taking a slight detour. I’ll continue with the Chakra Series on Thursday, but at the moment, there is something pressing on my heart, which I feel deserves an article of its own and simply can’t wait for the Chakra Series to end. It’s all about the notion of authenticity. Continue reading “The Importance of Living Authentically”

My Struggles with Anxiety and The Best Ways to Cope

It’s important to own our stories.

This past Tuesday was World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of and shatter the stigmas associated with mental health issues. In honor of World Mental Health Day—and really, for the purpose of helping myself and others cope with all the crazy stuff going on in our beautiful minds—I want to give my take on mental health (anxiety in particular) and share some of the practices that have helped me heal and cope. Continue reading “My Struggles with Anxiety and The Best Ways to Cope”