How COVID Affected My Mental Health – and How I’ve Learned To Accept It

How COVID Affected My Mental Health – and How I’ve Learned To Accept It

It’s been quite a few months since I last wrote anything, which is truly an accurate summary of how COVID-19 affected me this year. Recently, I reread a personal journal entry on what I envisioned for myself for the year of 2020. I had so many goals I was excited to accomplish and big plans scheduled, and just like that, it’s December of 2020 and I have done nothing. Well, I wouldn’t say nothing, but…not what I had planned to do. My personal and professional life had come to a standstill and, as a result, my mental health has taken a few steps back.

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What Your Partner Probably Thinks About Your Mental Health Issues

What Your Partner Probably Thinks About Your Mental Health Issues

So you guys know I host a podcast called Balanced Broads with my friend, Sage. On our latest episode, we had our boyfriends on as guests for the first time to discuss how they came to understand and learn to manage our mental illnesses. Sage and I both have anxiety & depression, whereas our boyfriends are both mentally just fine (lucky for them, am I right?). But there’s two sides to every story, so we knew we had to share their perspective…especially because our listeners are so used to ours!

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The 5 Podcasts You Need To Add Into Your Rotation

I could listen to podcasts all day long. They get me through any length of a drive, a workout, chores, cooking dinner, and even work. I’ve tried so many podcasts on for size, looking for the right hosts and topic and format. It’s all super important when it comes to subscribing to the right podcast. I’ve compiled a list of my top five favorites (with an extra special podcast as the last one) that you just have to add to your library.

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My Medication Journey / Week 1-2

My Medication Journey / Week 1-2

Hello readers. If this is your first time on my blog, welcome. I’m a wellness and lifestyle writer who aspires to lead as organic a life as possible. I’ve also got horrible anxiety and depression and have recently started taking medication for it for the first time ever. I’m aware this is quite the oxymoron, but I’ve always been super honest and vulnerable in my posts and that won’t stop now. Antidepressants are super common but rarely talked about, which is partly why I’ve always been scared of them, so I’m going to detail my journey with them with extreme transparency in hopes of breaking down that stigma. I can be a wellness advocate and still take medication. So, if you’ve ever been curious or are considering medication for yourself, keep on reading!

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10 Free Self-Care Ideas For When You Just Can’t Afford That Massage

10 Free Self-Care Ideas For When You Just Can’t Afford That Massage

Happy Sunday, loves! One of my goals for this month is to be more conscious with how I spend my money so that I can save up for a trip I have in September. It can get tough to be frugal but it doesn’t mean that you have to sit at home and do nothing, it just means you have to get a little bit more creative! Especially when it comes to self-care, because those massages and CBD creams add up real quick. I’ve come up with a little list of some self-care ideas you can do when you really need to de-stress but don’t want to spend any money. Check them out below and let me know if you have any to add to my list!

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