Mental Health is a Privilege, and Here’s Why I’m Glad It’s One I Don’t Have

Mental Health is a Privilege, and Here’s Why I’m Glad It’s One I Don’t Have

When I returned home from my 8-day meditation retreat back in early June, I was in a state of peace and total connection to the Universe. I felt so good, so joyful, and so comfortable in my own skin that a part of me felt like I had been body-snatched. It was surreal to experience so much of life without the filter of anxiety (and accompanying self-doubt  -> fear - > self-loathing). I was cooking, exercising, and loving myself without having to work at it or think about it. It just…was.

6 Tips for Freedom From Anxiety During the Holidays

6 Tips for Freedom From Anxiety During the Holidays

For many of us, the winter holidays can add extra layers of anxiety to our lives. Although holidays that involve gift-giving can be a beautiful time of generosity and the New Year a time of renewal, they can also be filled with expectations (both internal and external) and triggers that can suck the fun right out of it for us.