• Healthy Coping Skills
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    Healthy Coping Skills I’ve Learned

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailThe end of last year was hard. I wish I could say that it was this sudden event that caused my world to turn upside down but it wasn’t. It was a series of small actions that lead to me making myself small, not practicing healthy boundary settings, and the worst depressive episode I have ever had. After taking a very long pause on all things not absolutely necessary, getting back on anti-depressants, and finding a therapist I can trust – I have revised what coping skills I use. I learned painful lessons and as I’m starting to come through the other side, I am understanding that it’s the little…

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    Sleep

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemail All I did on Saturday was sleep. Well, that and caught up with my best friends. But the important part of this story is that all I did on Saturday was sleep. Friday was my last day at Ulta, things have been coming together with my professional life, and my personal life seemed less frantic this week. So on Saturday, I accidentally, on purpose, took a 5-hour “nap.” When I woke up I spent the next 4 hours watching YouTube, Netflix, and Snapchat until I fell back asleep for another 6 hours. So, once again, all I got so much sleep on Saturday. I can’t remember the last…

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    My Month Without Wine

    Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailI randomly decided to do a month where all I could drink was water and tea. The rules were that I couldn’t drink coffee, alcohol, or any other beverage.    It all came about when I woke up from a night out feeling absolutely horrible. I became more annoyed with myself when I realized that I drank some water right before bed in order to prevent a headache. This combined with my recent obsession with preventing wrinkles was enough to get me to commit to a system reset. My body needed a cleanse. The only problem with the timing of my realization is that it happened a few days…