It's okay to take a break when you're struggling mentally, physically, or both.
One of the most common reasons I hear for why people love to read is that it allows them to escape the stress of our real world and escape into a fantasy. Escapism is a powerful tool for releasing the stress that builds up over time, and it also serves to let us view worlds,… Continue reading Reading as an Escape
The first few days of 2020 have been... interesting. Not quite what I was expecting. I received a book from a publisher that made me realize that the reason I often feel burned out is due to overstretching what I'm actually capable of, both mentally and physically. I received a copy of Fuel Your Fire: 200… Continue reading Weekend Update – 4 Jan 2020
It's hard to believe that November has already come and gone. I know that everyone says this, but it really does feel as though 2019 is flying by. This past month, my reading was pretty disorganized. I struggled with depression and anxiety more than I have been recently, and as a result, I missed a lot of… Continue reading November 2019 Wrap-Up
At least as far back as high school, I've dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and mood changes, but it wasn't until this past year that I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis didn't lead to a cure for the disorder since there isn't one, but it's allowed me to notice the symptoms and… Continue reading An Example of What Bipolar Disorder is Like
I've mentioned many times on this blog that I grew up in a house of readers, always surrounded by books. I'm so thankful for that upbringing because I've loved books as far back as I can remember. Recently, I decided to re-read a few of my favorite children's books and wanted to provide some brief… Continue reading Children’s Books I Grew Up On – Reviews & Reflections
Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I'm craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn't expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night… Continue reading Sugar-Free January – Week One