4 Books I Can’t Live Without

Through every stage of my life, I have found answers and self-improvement from books. My favorite thing to ask successful people: "what are the top 3 books you would recommend?" Books are SO important to me and have shaped who I am today in a HUGE way... so I wanted to share my favorite four …

Being There For Your Partner With Anxiety

My head is spinning. New, more stressful thoughts pop up by the second. My chest is tight, when did it become so hard to breathe? I feel like crying. . . or laughing. . . or crying. . . or screaming. . . Wait, why do I feel so angry? Why do I feel like …

Living With Depression: Things We Wish People Understood

Depression isn’t a sign of weakness. There are points where I wish I could just quit, but I don’t. Just existing feels like the hardest thing sometimes. Please be understanding and kind. It can be anyone. Usually you don’t see it because we learn to wear a mask. Just because I’m laughing doesn’t mean I’m not hurting inside. Just because I smile doesn’t mean I’m always okay. And it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.

How I Became Happier By Shifting My Focus

I didn't get my drivers license or even my permit until I was 20 years old. Why? I was absolutely TERRIFIED of driving! Just thinking about it spiked my anxiety! Up until moving to California, the only city I'd ever driven in was Salt Lake. I planned activities around driving downtown, I asked whoever was with …

Road Trip 2017 – California, Here I Come!

Mechanical bull riding in my underwear, my friends and I making up our own words, my first tattoo, California Adventure nearly for free, lots of caffeine, a limousine ride around Vegas at 3am, rock collecting, getting caught in a flash flood, playing the ukulele and chasing birds at the beach, hours spent in the car …