How To Ditch Your To-Do List. FOREVER!

As a recovering Type-A overachiever, I used to be a To Do list lover. I kept lists on paper, electronic devices, the refrigerator, the back of every receipt in my wallet. I compiled master To Do lists of my to-do lists until the list was longer than Rapunzel’s hair and just as unmanageable. Can you [Read More…]

For My 35th Birthday, I Wish For 35,000 Acts of Kindness

Today is my 35th birthday, the one I almost didn’t make it to see– because depression nearly took my life last June. In celebration of LIFE in spite of and beyond mental illness, I’m making one “small” wish: 35,000 random acts of kindness done by family, friends, fans, strangers [aka friends I haven’t met yet]. In honor [Read More…]

What To Do When You Have A Vulnerability Hangover

Last week I woke up nauseated, with a killer headache and a great deal of anxiety. It felt a lot like that time in college I drank 151 and…well, I don’t exactly remember what happened, but I woke up to a sprained ankle, and laughing roommates with blackmail photos. Anyway. Last week’s hangover wasn’t the [Read More…]

These 3.5 Books Saved Me From Suicide

In early June 2016, I drove my car onto the tracks and waited. When the train rumbled in approach, I heard the whistle. Relief washed over me. Finally. Finally I will escape this deep, black Darkness. Finally I will wake up from my living nightmare. I would have said a prayer for forgiveness, but I believed in a [Read More…]

Kindness & Gratitude: The #AmericaIsKind Challenge Day 30

 There are two ways to take the kindness & gratitude #AmericaIsKind Challenge: #1: On social media, SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS you have witnessed with the tag #AmericaIsKind, then PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness for a stranger. TAG 3-5 friends to take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge to keep the acts of good [Read More…]

The #AmericaIsKind Challenge: Day 29

There are two ways to take the #AmericaIs Kind Challenge: #1: On social media, SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS you have witnessed with the tag #AmericaIsKind, then PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness for a stranger. TAG 3-5 friends to take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge to keep the acts of good going. And/Or [Read More…]