What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 5

New York Times – Transport Yourself With a Literary Escape This Summer LA Times – How Hailee Steinfeld learned to open up by playing poet Emily Dickinson Vogue – Shawn Mendes on How Meditation Has Transformed His Relationship—And His Sense of Self YouTube – Olivia Rodrigo – A Short Film (Vevo LIFT) Instagram – TheContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 5”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3

Oliva Rodrigo’s Sour Oprah and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ show about mental health. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ Calm Series This incredible conversation with Brene Brown and Ashley C. Ford. This insightful conversation between Prince Harry on Armchair Expert. Demi Lovato coming out as non-binary This photo of Milo Ventimiglia directing an episode of ThisContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3”

Cycles

Noun. This is how I experience a cycle of anxiety. It’s when my body senses danger, and my mind springs into action. It happens in a split second, even when there’s no danger to be found. I become distant from my thoughts. It’s like I’m watching a movie that plays the same scene on repeat.Continue reading “Cycles”

Anxious

Adjective. It’s like spinning around the room, unsure of what led you here. You were fine and now you’re filled with overwhelming thoughts. Time and therapy has taught you to breathe, controlling the anxious feeling isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s doable, sometimes you just have to wait for it to get bored and move onto otherContinue reading “Anxious”

Deep Breathing

I have found that if I begin my day in a meditative state, I’m more likely to have a better day than if I just get up and go. I spend about ten minutes or so breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth with a panda eye pillow over my eyes. IContinue reading “Deep Breathing”

Crazy Dreams, Quiet Neighborhoods, & Migraines

Have you’ve been having crazy dreams lately? I noticed I’ve had an increase in nightmares a few nights ago. Weird dreams that bring out my worst fears. Such as being left by someone I’m close or hiding from someone who doesn’t have good intentions. I’ve only woken up once this week and felt shaken byContinue reading “Crazy Dreams, Quiet Neighborhoods, & Migraines”

Some Good News

John Krasinski launched a YouTube show the other day called Some Good News. I watched the first episode and simultaneously laughed and cried. I’ve been relishing in good content as much as I possibly can. Whether it’s cute animal videos on TikTok (links below) or watching late-night talk show hosts work from home, anything thatContinue reading “Some Good News”

20 Things I Learned from 200 Days of Meditation

Some days I’m more focused than others. Meditating at the same time every day is ideal. Self-judgment only makes things worse. How many times I come back to the breath is more important than how many times I linger away. I can go for more than ten minutes without needing to look at my phone.Continue reading “20 Things I Learned from 200 Days of Meditation”

Part Three

I’ve been doing a lot of walking on the trails by my house lately. I began early last week when I decided to stop going to the gym. The trails weren’t too crowded then. I walked Monday thru Thursday then took a few days off because of the weather. This week, I have never seenContinue reading “Part Three”

Life’s Going to Change

I’m a young woman with lung disease and a thyroid autoimmune disease.I was born three months early.A ventilator helped my under-developed lungs breathe for the first six weeks of my life.I was on oxygen for the first 2 1/2 years of my life.I’ve been on oxygen a couple of times since.I take an inhaler twiceContinue reading “Life’s Going to Change”