self-awareness

5 Humbling Lessons From My Lifelong Battle With Insomnia

It’s a harsh teacher.Image by Gerhard G. from PixabayEvery few weeks, my bed becomes a place of dread and horror. I’ve struggled with insomnia ever since I was a child.Sometimes, it’s just one night of bad sleep. Sometimes, it’s weeks. Once, I didn’t sleep at all for three day...

A Grief-Letter to 2020

Juli's Letter to 2020This idea to write a letter to 2020 comes from Catherine Andrews, creator of the Sunday Soother - a wonderful resource for self-care and self-reflection.Catherine is a life coach and suggests to use the act of writing a letter to "process growth, heal grie...

7 Powerful Essays That’ll Help Put Your Anxiety in Perspective

An exploration of fear, the most faithful human companion.I’m a natural worrier. While I enjoy the little spontaneities of everyday life, on bad days, fear gets the best of me. To not know which calamities await me further down the road and what I can do to prevent them can dr...

An Introduction to Setting Boundaries

I owe a significant part of my peace of mind to one thing I exercise more and more as I get "older". I talk about boundaries.It's a topic I deem super important. At the same time, I feel a lot of people struggle with it. I hope the following paragraphs will be a good starting ...

An Ode to the Word "AND"

We have to actively practice to replace the word or with and. While or creates division and stands for pigeon-holing ourselves and others, and stands for inclusivity and compassion.