Am I Doing This Right?

Happy Monday, folks. Apologies for my unexplained absence over the past two weeks. Since the last time we talked, I moved to college in New York, survived orientation, started classes, met hundreds of new people…suffice to say, a lot has gone down. I’ll be posting pretty sporadically over the next several weeks, but rest assured […]

Read More

Are You There, Mind? It’s Me, Body. (and vice versa)

“Listen to your body.” Man, do people love that phrase right now. I mean, I’m not sure I’ve ever come across a wellness-related book, article, or conversation that didn’t extole the virtues of the mind-body connection. Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that, for most part, I’m totally into it: I […]

Read More

Time

Time is a weird concept. Four letters, one syllable, with a myriad of implications and meanings beneath. It’s not surprising, then, that most of us break time into chunks, throughout countdown apps, calendars, and deadlines that let us know there’s “one month until school starts” or “one hour left ‘till closing.” Transforming the glaringly abstract […]

Read More

The Introvert Diaries: Introduction + the Basics

Hi, my name is Olivia, and I’m an introvert. What does that mean? Here’s what the dictionary has to say about that: in – tro – vert (noun) a shy, reticent person. (adjective) another term for introverted. Derived in the 17th century from the Latin introvertere, or “to turn from the inside.” Did that help? […]

Read More

5 Ways To Break Out of a “Blah” Day

Blah. Med. Down. Off. There’s a multitude of adjectives— real and imagined— to describe how I was feeling last Sunday. Even though I wasn’t working, I still caught my own cause of the “Sunday Scaries,” and felt totally zapped of motivation and positivity. After a few hours in a stupor, however, I eventually fell back […]

Read More

It’s Not My Fitbit, It’s Me

via* “Toxic relationship” is a major buzzword right now. Between celebrity couples feuding on social media to articles about the dangers of social media comparison, substances, and more, our society is increasingly aware of how our attachments to certain people, things, and thoughts can do more harm than good. And while I’m not sure I […]

Read More

The Unfollowing

We live in an era of excess. I mean, looking around, there’s just a lot– and I’m not just talking about super-sized drinks and mega Home Depots, either. I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve felt incredibly bogged down by all the stuff bursting not only from my closet and dresser, but also my […]

Read More