7 Products I Actually Use for a Good Night Sleep

It’s no secret that the mental health, self care, and sleep industries have been monetized with an obscene amount of products…some brands unethically looking to take advantage of consumers in desperate need of some z’s. So what works & what doesn’t? As someone who struggles with anxiety getting a goodnight sleep can be extra tricky. Over the years I’ve tried a lot of products because I’m will to do just about anything for a goodnight sleep. Sleep impacts my mood, productivity, mental health, so needless to say as a small business owner, I value sleep. I’ve tried a lot of different sleep aid type goods, but here are seven I actually consistently use….a few of them are even FREE!

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World Mental Health Day: 8 Phrases You Should Not Say to Someone Struggling with Mental Health

Happy World Mental Health Day! Try and take part in the conversation today whether you struggle with mental health or not. It's important to learn! You will definitely feel some angst in this post because, as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’ve been told the wrong thing SO many times. But I’m writing this because it’s important to educate people on how individuals struggling with mental health feel, what to say, and what not to say. Be sure to read to the end to learn a few phrases that you SHOULD use.

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Anxiety: Founder & CEO

If we're being honest, anxiety runs my business. It's the constant checking of the e-mail in fear that I have messed something up. It's double checking & triple checking everything I send out. It's constantly checking the time, if someone is one minute late to a meeting and being convinced that I'm at the wrong place or read the wrong time. 

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New Year, Better You: Embracing Personal Growth

2017 was a year of a lot of laughs, a lot of cries, and a lot of learning to embrace it all. I learned so much about myself and experienced personal growth in ways I couldn't imagine a year ago. I wanted to share a few of my key experiences from 2017 in hopes that it may inspire you to embrace personal growth in 2018.

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Mentally Preparing for the Holidays

I absolutely adore the holidays, don't get me wrong, but they tend to take a lot out of me. If you're like me, you've already started mentally preparing. For me, I start by thinking about the questions your family members are going to ask.

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Honestly Struggling

I think as an entrepreneur it can be a challenge to try and figure out where to focus your energy: so many things that need to be done, bills that need to be paid, and not enough hours in the day. Recently, I've been stuck in this anxious mindset holding myself back, the fear of failure. I think a lot of entrepreneurs experience this and it can be incredibly crippling.

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Two Lifestyle Changes That Positively Impacted My Mental Health

Recently, I've made two lifestyle changes that have dramatically impacted my mental health in a positive way. I've been off of my anxiety meds for weeks. Typically, when I am doing well and try going off my meds, I only last 3-4 days and then I crash and burn, but this time things have been different. I've been able to stay off my meds.

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Know & Love Your Messy, Beautiful Self

I'm the girl who wakes up twenty minutes before a meeting or class, throws on a bra, deodorant, brushes her teeth, and runs out the door. I'm the girl with a mind running at 1,000 miles an hour in five different directions. I literally have a sign in my living room that says, "Welcome to the Shit Show" because I'm all over the place, all the time.

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The Struggle of Back to School

It's that time of year again. Back to school. Tired eyes, chapped lips, and picked nails. I know I'm not the only one dreading it. I'm sitting here drowning myself in design work for clients, writing, and procrastinating even LOOKING at my homework. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly grateful for my education because I recognize what a privilege it truly is.

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4 Things I Love About My Counselor

I was opposed to talk therapy for quite sometime because I had the wrong counselors. After crashing and burning in college, I decided it was time to try again. Finally, on the fourth counselor I found a match. All it took was a recommendation from a friend to change my life. Since I started counseling with this lovely lady, I have learned a lot about myself, my triggers, and grown as a person.

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Toxic Relationships: Evaluate, Let Go, & Be Free

When you're already struggling, double checking every move because of your anxious mind, the LAST thing you need in your life is a negative presence.  You know who I'm talking about. Someone's name comes to mind...might be a friend, a family member, or even a significant other. 

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Struggling with School: 7:05am

Once again I find myself struggling. Struggling to get out of bed. Struggling with school. Just having a hard time. 

As I've said before school is a trigger for me. Right now is a difficult time with finals around the corner.

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