On May 9th, Glamour published an interview with prolific author Danielle Steel. In it, Steel admits that it's normal for her to work 20-22 hours per day, even pulling entire 24-hour shifts writing from time to time. According to Steel, getting four hours of sleep is the most she usually has, and that's on a… Continue reading Please Stop Praising Danielle Steel’s Writing Schedule
Category: mental health
Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?
I read this amazing article on the blog Wit & Delight today, written by Jackie Saffert. It made me reflect on my past relationships and how I reacted to the failure of those relationships. Jackie Saffert writes about her own relationships and personal issues with anxiety, It wasn’t until a week later that I understood… Continue reading Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?
10 Self-Help Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
The book market is inundated with so many self-help books these days that it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth reading. In the spirit of all the New Year's resolutions being made this week, here are ten of the best to help you make 2019 your best year yet! You Are… Continue reading 10 Self-Help Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
20 Self-Reflective Journal Prompts for 2019
January is a perfect time to set new intentions and focus on your goals for the rest of the year. I've always found that doing a beginning-of-the-year journal entry helps me lay out my plans for the coming year. Here are twenty journal prompts to help you set your intentions for 2019. Where do you… Continue reading 20 Self-Reflective Journal Prompts for 2019
6 Ways to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep
It seems like I've always had some kind of issue with sleeping. When I was a teenager it was sleep paralysis (which is absolutely terrifying). When I was in my early twenties I had long bouts of insomnia, and it my later twenties I would occasionally sleepwalk. The last few months, I have been having… Continue reading 6 Ways to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep
How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life
I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one… Continue reading How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life
Why Journaling is Good for You and Tips for Getting Started
I recently had a doctor's appointment regarding my severe anxiety and worsening depression, and the doctor suggested something I've heard a billion times: keeping a daily journal. Over the course of my thirty-one years, I've tried so many times to get into the habit of keeping a diary, but I inevitably stop doing it after… Continue reading Why Journaling is Good for You and Tips for Getting Started