Almost 2 years ago, my husband and I made the decision to adopt a rescue dog from an animal rescue in Maine. We had been talking about getting a dog for quite some time but the timing just never seemed right. I saw this boy’s sweet face on my newsfeed- 7 months old, crate trained, potty trained, good with other dogs… he seemed perfect. I sent in an application immediately and got in contact with the rescue owner. We set up a date to pick him up….Read more
I want to take this time to recognize how hard you’ve been working on your heart and your mental health. Remember the last few years? Remember how awesome they were but also how much your anxiety took over your ability to fully enjoy those things? Remember all those panic attacks and the heaviness? Remember how alone and desperate you felt? Remember all the validation you thought you needed from friends and family who just didn’t know how to give it? Remember just moving through life, going through the motions, with no sense of your purpose?Read more
Some days I wish I could just shut my brain off. Some days, from the moment I wake up, my head is already full of swirling thoughts, goals, tasks and worries. Sometimes, I can’t even pinpoint the source of my worry… it just feels heavy. When days like this happen, I try to go through the list of things that help me cope with my anxiety (see that list here!) but sometimes, ‘Karen’ just wins.Read more
Stranger Things fans… you know what’s up. And if you DON’T watch Stranger Things on Netflix, you. are. missing. out. It’s Sunday… get on that shit NOW.
Today, I am getting real vulnerable with y’all, because I’m very passionate about the importance of mental health and ending the ignorance and stigma behind it.Read more