Yesterday marked four years of marriage for me and Marlon, and today marks 10 years total together. I truly don't know why God has blessed me with such a healthy marriage, but I'm grateful and smart enough to know not to question a blessing 😂😂. In all seriousness, I'm very thankful to have been with… Continue reading 3 Things I Learned from My 10-Year Relationship
My job is really rewarding, and I love what I do. I get to work with high school students at one of the most important times of their young adulthood and make a difference by helping them with the college process. I fell in love with helping students understand all of the integral parts of… Continue reading Two Lessons in One Day: The Story of Coincidence and Compassion
For nearly 10 years, Marlon and I have been inseparable. We don't eat at separate times, and we never sleep apart. We have been attached at the hip, and we've gotten too used to being around each other. So naturally, when news broke that Marlon wouldn't be working the usual 9-5 job anymore, my anxiety… Continue reading Do You Struggle with Being Alone?
If y'all remember, I made a blog post a few years ago that debunked a few common misconceptions about therapy to encourage everyone to pursue therapy rather than shy away from it. Well, I'm back again with three more misconceptions that I can't wait to debunk, and I hope y'all are ready for the ride.… Continue reading Debunking Therapy Myths Part 2
I talked about self-care a lot in my last blog, including what it is and what it could look like. I mentioned that I practice self-care every Sunday, but I thought it'd be a good idea to give you all a peek into what my Self-Care Sunday routine looks like in case you all want… Continue reading My Self-Care Sunday Routine
I was today years old when I found out that there is a such thing as "self-soothe" and that it's vastly different from what we all know as self-care. If you didn't know either, don't worry because I've got you covered. Self-soothe 101 When you practice self-soothing, you are practicing ways to decrease your stress… Continue reading Self-care vs Self-soothe: Do You Know the Difference?
Flight There's something about being in the air, hovering over a sea of white fluffy cotton balls that just fills me with so much gratitude. Maybe it's because I've only flown once before over 10 years ago, so flying is still a new-ish experience for me. Maybe it's something about being so far away from… Continue reading My New Perspective — Honeymoon Reflections
Don't roll your eyes... yet! I know from the title of this blog post, y'all are gonna think I'm about to preach to you. That's not necessarily true. You may be seeing a lot of people on social media projecting this idea that you're not doing enough, or maybe you are projecting this on yourself… Continue reading How to Stop Stalling Your Dreams and Start Putting Them in Motion
Welcome back to the blog, LFT family! I'm back with a tough one, and it involves stepping out of your comfort zone and stepping into potentially new territory. I'm challenging you to answer one journal prompt each day -- doesn't have to be too long or anything like that. Even if you're not a writer… Continue reading 30 Days of Journaling & Self Reflection
When I was younger, my father was always trying to teach me lessons that I just didn't want to hear as a 13-year-old kid, as I'm sure is true for a lot of you out there. However, there was always one saying that kept coming up over and over again in each stage of my… Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to Surrender Your Control?