Welcoming compliments is healthy and empowering. But praise is hard to accept, especially if you feel it's undeserved. Let's change that mindset.
Sometimes, we lose sight of what makes life worth fighting for. Don't forget to live in the present – it's not about the destination. It's about the journey.
Despite what the title suggests, this post isn’t about imposter syndrome. Not entirely, at least. Self-doubt is a part of it, but it’s more about why I get so down on myself when I’m not working or being productive. Truth be told, I don’t know how to relax. Or I should say, I don’t know … Continue reading The Reason I Am My Own Worst Enemy
Do you know what happens when you compliment someone? Whether it’s a stranger, lover, friend, or foe, the effect is the same – a shot of dopamine straight to the brain. Here’s the science behind it: appreciation triggers the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain responsible for producing dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter … Continue reading Make Love to the Mind: How Appreciation Benefits Your Brain
💤 I love a good nap – in a chair, on the couch or in a bed, it doesn’t matter – either way, they’re glorious. In the moment…but after a solid snooze, it’s a different story. Afterwards, you’re left with that zombified feeling. 🧟 You know what I’m talking about: when you’re a total space … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: Too Much, Too Little, and the Ugliness of Naps
Before I get into it – happy Family Day! 🤗 I hope you’re able to spend some time with those you care about most, whether it be in person or virtually. For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed playing games – board games, video games, and card games. In fact, playing games have … Continue reading Don’t Take Life Too Seriously: the Joy of Playing Games