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How to Show Up — A Guide for Introverts

How to Show Up — A Guide for Introverts

For a self-proclaimed introvert, my schedule tells another story. Both of my jobs require more than simple passing interactions with humans. Instead, I meet with hundreds of strangers both shopping at lululemon or attending my fitness classes daily. Conversations both surface level and deep, high […]

How to Establish a Routine When Your Whole Life Changes

How to Establish a Routine When Your Whole Life Changes

HELLO THERE I’M BACK!!! So between my 6-week shoulder surgery recovery, holidays, moving, and career upheaval, the past few months have lacked any sort of semblance of a routine. I went to bed when I wanted, woke when I wanted, got happy hour and stayed up […]

This is what I want you to know about my depression

This is what I want you to know about my depression

It can be risky to publish posts like last week’s. But lately God has been granting me more and more opportunities to speak up about my struggle with mental illness. This truth has helped tie authentic relationships even tighter, while allowing me to seek help and […]

Hanging Out My Dirty Laundry

Hanging Out My Dirty Laundry

Growing up I heard a saying: don’t air your dirty laundry. We were taught to handle our scandal behind the scenes, smile, brush the bumps from our ponytails and conquer the world. I believe it is a generational thing, keeping the struggles behind closed doors. […]

Not Just Vacation — My First Week on Oahu

Not Just Vacation — My First Week on Oahu

It has been 3 weeks since I boarded a plane with a one-way ticket and crossed the Pacific to the little island of Oahu. WUT. The first few days were a vacation with my sister Kendall around and Katie in town— we joined Kendall’s friends […]