Week Thirty-Four

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Relationships It’s O.K. not to be O.K.  You are stardust and you are worthy of love, acceptance, and life.  This post from Maria Popova’s blog always reminds me of this fact. I hope it does for you as well.    This past week I have …

Week Thirty-Three

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Cold Water This morning I woke up at 6:30 AM and jumped into Lake Michigan with one of my best friends of almost 20 years. It was exhilarating. The cold brought me into the moment in a way that nothing else has …

Week Thirty-Two

My Favorite Bit Of Information From The Week: Nine Simple Things… This past week has been a harder one for me. As I have been approaching major life events – a celebration of my elopement and this show – my depression and anxiety have become more intense. There are days when …

Week Thirty-One

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Puppets and Mental Health This week I feel very fortunate to share Noah Ginex’s thoughts on puppetry and mental health. Noah is an incredible artist in the city, and I am very fortunate to have him as the creator and designer of …

Week Thirty

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Bobby Baker and Bad Ass Art! I discovered the incredible Bobby Baker this week. A woman who wrote a book entitled “Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me”. A book of beautiful drawings showing how she feels about her mental illness on a …

Week Twenty-Nine

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Self-Harm and Cutting There is immense stigma around cutting and self-harm in our culture. Many teens and adults struggle with self-harm, and often times it is not understood by those around them. The most common stigma I hear is “they are just …

Week Twenty-Eight

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Dungeons & Dragons Dungeons & Dragons has made a huge resurgence in recent years and my partner is very much invested, as are many of my close friends. Critical Role, one of the most successful Dungeons & Dragons podcasts, just raised a record …

Week Twenty-Seven

My Favorite Bit of Information For The Week: Happiness This week is simple, I would like to share a documentary with you. I watched the documentary “Happy” A few years ago and it started a journey for me on the road to what happiness means to me. Happiness and mental …

Week Twenty-Six

My Favorite Bit of Information For The Week: Screen Time And The Brain Introduction: My phone and computer both died over the past two weeks, and when I was unable to use them, I noticed a shift in my mental health. I felt more clear and happier. Was this because …

Week Twenty-Five

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Sexual Violence and Consent   Introduction: I have spoken a bit before on the topic of domestic violence, but there is always more to learn in all areas of mental health and this week I have some more that I wanted to share. I …