5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cross-Cultural Trip

Well, the countdown is on. I am leaving for Africa so soon, and I am doing my best to get mentally prepared for this trip! In doing so, I took out some of my old journals yesterday and found the one from my trip to Africa in April, 2013. During that trip, I made a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cross-Cultural Trip

This Morning I am Grateful

This morning I am grateful. This might not be the response you would expect from someone who woke up around 4:30 and hasn’t been able to sleep since. And it wasn’t my initial response either. Initially, my response was annoyance and frustration. I know how important sleep is for mental health, and I am quite … Continue reading This Morning I am Grateful

The Weekly Smile (Because Life is Beautiful)

The Weekly Smile is a blogging event that promotes positivity and encourages writers to talk about the beauty they see in the world, rather than focusing on the negative. I thought this was such a lovely idea, and I knew from the moment I came across it that I wanted to participate. The idea is … Continue reading The Weekly Smile (Because Life is Beautiful)

Last Night I Lost It, But Today I am Thankful

Last night anxiety hit hard. My heart started pounding, my thoughts started racing, and within minutes I felt like I was about to throw up. A stressful, fearful thought had been triggered, and all of a sudden I felt out of control. I lost focus on my previous activity and started obsessing over the trigger. … Continue reading Last Night I Lost It, But Today I am Thankful