• The Surprising Thing Blogging Every Day Taught Me About Vulnerability

    January 5, 2018 Kate

    Well, I did it. I completed my experiment (read: fight against Resistance) of blogging every weekday for the last 10 weeks of 2017. … And then I didn’t post at all for three days. *thumbs up* I’m definitely glad I did it. If for no other reason, as I’ve said before, to prove to myself…

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  • Be The Person You Needed

    January 1, 2018 Kate

    Be the person you needed. When you were little. When you felt alone. When you felt scared. When it was starting. When it was ending. When you weren’t sure it was going to work. Be the person you needed. Filed under: Wishes for self, 2018.  

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  • 21 Questions

    December 29, 2017 Kate

    1. What makes me feel wide awake even when I’m lacking sleep? When someone I care about needs help. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3am, I’m instantly awake and fully present. What do they need? How can I make them feel better? 2. What makes me feel exhausted, even when I’m perfectly well rested? Confrontation.…

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  • Social Media Side Effects

    December 28, 2017 Kate

    This whole social media detox has become really interesting… Not so much the break itself (that’s been surprisingly easy) but the conversations it’s led to with others who have experimented with limiting their social media use as well. They, too, noticed their anxiety was getting out of hand. But the interesting part is that anxiety…

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  • I Owe Her

    December 26, 2017 Kate

    “This year I want to sell something I made.” That was my wish was for my 23rd birthday. My then boyfriend had taken me out to lunch and I remember telling him that’s what I wanted for the upcoming year. I remember exactly what I was wearing, where I was sitting, and the window I…

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  • Burn it Down

    December 22, 2017 Kate

    Crack it open. Burn it down. Stand in ashes. Sometimes that’s what you need to do. Sometimes that’s the only way forward. Sometimes, you need to dig before you can build. With the end of a year and the beginning of another upon us, it’s a perfect time to think about what we don’t want…

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  • Pertinent Perspective for Dark Days

    December 20, 2017 Kate

    You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have your health. You have. Your. Health.

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  • Happiness is a Process, Not an Outcome

    December 19, 2017 Kate

    I’ve had it all wrong. Happiness isn’t the opposite of depression. It isn’t the other side of sadness. And it certainly isn’t the same as pleasure. Happiness is a process. It’s the byproduct of growth. Growth that comes from engaging in actives that challenge you, that demand your all-consuming attention. Activities you lose yourself in,…

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  • Tomorrow Won’t Be Better

    December 18, 2017 Kate

    Alright, this is it. Two more weeks of 2017. Two more weeks until the promise of new. Except, of course, that every day brings the promise of new. Not just every day, but every moment. Believing this simple (and yes, cheesy) platitude has totally changed the game for me. When I was going through the…

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  • If You’ve Never Heard of Emotional Labour, You Need to Read This

    December 15, 2017 Kate

    I’m angry. No, furious. I’m furious. That this is my conditioning. That this is a weight I carry. That until recently, I didn’t realize it existed. Didn’t know it was a problem. That until recently, I took this as a given. The way things are. Duty. My place in the world. My unique strength as…

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