Learning That I Am Remarkable, And So Are You

Learning That I Am Remarkable, And So Are You

I am remarkable. Say those words out loud – I am remarkable.  How does it make you feel? Do you feel empowered? Or do you feel awkward and a bit like a fraud?  Imagine being in an environment with people you barely know and saying five reasons why you are remarkable out loud. *Immediately panics* Terrifying, right? Fun fact: I did it. Google's #IAmRemarkable Workshop A few weeks ago, I took part...

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6 Ways I’m Recovering From Burnout

6 Ways I’m Recovering From Burnout

The term “burnout” was first coined in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. He used it to describe the consequences of severe stress as it pertained to certain professions. But unless you’ve been living under a rock, burnout now goes way beyond just job stress. It doesn’t just affect those who work full-time jobs - it can affect anyone and everyone. It makes us feel...

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Mental Health Awareness: Beneath the Surface

Mental Health Awareness: Beneath the Surface

Mental Health Awareness: “You can sound confident and have anxiety. You can look healthy but feel like shit. You can look happy but be miserable inside. You can be good looking and feel ugly. So be kind, because every person is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” I saw these words posted on Instagram last night and it struck a chord with me. As you may or may not know, it’s Mental Health...

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My 7 Not-So-Guilty Winter Pleasures

My 7 Not-So-Guilty Winter Pleasures

This post is sponsored by Tiesta Tea. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. So, it’s not technically winter - yet. But here in Chicago, it sure feels like winter already. It’s dark, it’s cold, and we’ve already had our first snowfall. As you probably know, Chicago is known for its brutal winters - the endless snow, the freezing temperatures,...

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