Self Reflection, tarot

Tarot Journal #1

I like to practice tarot as a way of sorting through my thoughts and feelings about certain issues. My cards are like journal prompts, asking me to consider different perspectives and look for the honest truth. 

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Politics

Coming Back From a “Me Too Moment”: Is Joe Biden too Awkward to be President?

But we also have to understand that sexual harassment is so common, and so misunderstood, that the deeper we dig to suss it out of society, the wider the net of sexual harassment becomes. The bigger the net, the more fish we catch. The more fish we catch, the more we can be picky about what fish we clean and devour. At some point, we have to decide to let some fish back into the ocean.

Bullet Journal, Goal Setting, Self Reflection

5 Tips For Reducing Anxiety With a Goal-Oriented Bullet Journal

The best part about a bullet journal is how you can make it into whatever tool you need it to be. Personally, I need my bullet journal to act as a roadmap to my life.  I'm not talking about calendars, to-dos, and grocery lists, although my bullet journal is full of them. My roadmap needs to be a lot more big picture.

Motherhood, Self Reflection

Struggling With Identity and Worth As A SAHM

My struggle with identity as a stay at home mom is so much more complex than this. There's the isolation, my lack of a support network, my anxiety. There are days of absolute freedom and flexibility that I wouldn't trade for anything. There are so many beautiful moments in life that you miss when you are a slave to the time clock.

Writing

Writing A Novel Sucks And I Can’t Seem To Stop Trying

I have wanted to write novels since about first grade. My first serious attempt at a novel-length manuscript happened in 2009 when I was finishing up my last semester as an undergraduate.  I was studying creative writing and moral philosophy. I propped myself up between the complete works of Plato and the Norton Shakespeare Anthology and sat down to write a piece of fiction so stirring, so filled with deep insight, the world would never be the same. 

Houseplants

Dear Diary, I’m Madly In Love With Houseplants

How One Plant Slowly Becomes A Jungle I spent so many years of my life resisting the idea of indoor plants. I love being outside in nature, but the idea of bringing it all indoors never really appealed to me.  I think I was just scared that I would kill them. In fact, if my husband were here to rat me out, he'd tell you that I have, in fact, killed many of them.  I also think I was living life too quickly. Starting with my freshman year of high school up until pretty recently, I've always felt tremendous pressure to be doing something at all times. In that mindset, there's no room for the patient and thoughtful care a houseplant deserves. 

Big Ideas, Goal Setting

Why New Years Resolutions Are More Destructive Than Helpful

Happy New Year! If you're like most people, January 1st is a time to make changes in your life and become a better you. It's a new year with a fresh start and you are finally going to make your dreams come true! I used to really love New Years. It's the chance to move past the mistakes and failures of the year prior. I always enjoyed making New Years Resolutions. I saw it as a way to take a good hard look at the way my life was going. Decide what major changes were needed to put my life on the track I was heading. Tackle obstacles and make real progress.