Mental Health

Cahuenga Peak

My favorite thing about living in Los Angeles is that I can drive for 20 minutes and hike here. Having a workout that’s fun and feels good is so much better for recovery than slaving in the gym for results. read more

Growing Pains

Sometimes people will say things that upset you. It’s OK to cry and feel your feelings…in fact, I recommend it.  If you want to turn that upset into something that empowers you, here are some tools for you: 1) What they said means nothing about you. It’s a reflection of how that person ... read more

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more

Puppy Love

Whether you’re having a good day or bad, puppy kisses make everything better.  Animals are good for the soul. read more

A Singular View

I used to wish I could see the world differently.  That I could stop thinking so much, and feeling so intensely.  That I could be just like everyone else seemed to be: normal.  I realize now that normal doesn’t really exist.  Embrace your experience.  It’s the only one you have, and I believe ... read more

Into the Light

There will be days when darkness tries to overtake you, and the choice of happiness seems completely impossible.  That’s OK.  Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war. read more

Recover Playfully

Growing older doesn’t mean letting go of fun and play, or losing touch with your inner child.  Recovery requires loving all parts of yourself, and if you’re too serious in the process, you’ll want to give up.  It doesn’t matter what people think–I like bunnies, glitter and ... read more