self help

50 Ways To Relax

1. Collect flat/smooth stones and skip them over bodies of water 2. Swing your heart out at a playground 3. Smell delicious things like candles, flowers, cake batter, and specific scents proven to calm you down like chamomile, lavender, and sandalwood 4. Explore a park, forest, waterfall, beach, or other area of nature, and think […]

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Why Having A Positive Attitude Isn’t Bullshit

Last week, an article called “‘Positive Attitude’ Bullshit: On The Dangers Of ‘Radical Self Love’” was published, and it really made me feel bad. It focuses on figures like Oprah Winfrey, and one of my personal heroes, Gala Darling, who preach self-love to the masses. The idea is that thinking positively isn’t something that gets you […]

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Mental Health Awareness Playlist

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to honor it I decided to make a playlist of songs about mental illness. These are songs that are really making the symptoms of the disorders feel real with just the lyrics, they’re songs that can help in a way to know you’re not alone. Altogether, this isn’t […]

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25 Ways To Survive Valentine’s Day

As an active celebrator of holidays, unusual moments, and life in general, it seems counter-intuitive that I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I’ve had a lot of long-term relationships, so it’s never been about being bitter that I was alone, but from the get-go, I decided that the way our society celebrates […]

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