Resilience – A Personal Perspective

If you search “resilience” on Google, these are some of the things you’ll find: A dictionary definition of the word, stating that resilience is ” the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,” or ” the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.” A Psychology Today resource that links to […]

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5 Ways a Weekly Planner Helps Your Mental Health

Writing in a daily or weekly planner helps you get a bird’s eye view of your day, which helps reduce stress by improving your time management skills. How this works is simple: If you know you’ve got an assignment due on Friday, then you can consciously schedule your time and spread out that work throughout […]

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Mental Health / Mood Tracker Planner Inserts!

Check out the link below to see my new mental health inserts for the Happy Planner Classic, for GoodNotes, or for any A5-sized planner, diary, bullet journal, or agenda! Track your moods and the thoughts that precede them, because what we think very strongly influences how we feel. Click here to see!

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2019 Has Been a Hell of a Year

This may sound a bit cliche, but I can’t believe it’s already October. Months have come and gone in the blink of an eye, and I’m a semester and a half away from graduating with my Master’s degree. It’s been about 1 year since I finally admitted to myself and my (then) husband that I’m […]

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Self-talk and Practicing Your Art

I made an interesting observation in my head yesterday. I’ve been getting really into making planners, planner templates, stickers, and things like that lately. But what I’ve noticed about that is that, other than color scheme, I’ve been making planner pages that haven’t required a lot of drawing or creativity. Most of the time, I’m […]

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Side Effects and Gratitude

This is one of those mornings where I’m up so early my night-owl soul is dying inside. I barely got a wink of sleep. My legs hurt all night and my girlfriend’s cat decided to appear and disappear in 1 hour intervals starting at midnight. Guess who he wanted to cuddle with? My legs have […]

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What I’m learning from individuals in recovery from addiction

It’s about the midpoint of my first semester of internship. Finally, I’m settling into a routine – I’m getting used to my clients and the clients and staff are getting used to me. One thing I’ve already noticed is how much relief I feel to have ended up where I’m at. I’m going to be […]

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My silhouette portrait is finally working!!

For a reason nobody (not even I) can explain, I’m apparently vehemently opposed to user manuals. So I’ve spent the last week calibrating and learning about my silhouette portrait, and now it’s working perfectly! I’m so, so very excited!! Right now I’m testing out a set of mood tracker stickers I made for a custom […]

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