I talk about self-care a lot. With my clients, with my friends and family, even in my blog before (see here and here).  Just a quick Google of “self-care” brings up a plethora of information. A few weeks ago, if you follow me on Instagram (@real_life_psych), I spent a...

July 9, 2018

My fiancé and I recently saw the movie The Big Sick. If you haven’t seen it, we both highly recommend it. I don’t want to spoil too much, but in the movie a man and a woman are dating, and early in the relationship the woman gets ill and falls into a coma. There is muc...

May 15, 2018

“I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!” – Buddy the Elf, but also, ME!

I’m engaged! To the man of my dreams! He is kind, loving, thoughtful, funny, smart, and talented, and I could not be more excited to spend the rest of my life with him by my side.

I...

March 7, 2018

No breaking news here: we are surrounded by technology and screens.

For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I went to a casual restaurant. There was some live music, good food, and the most romantic: college basketball on the TVs all over the place. We don’t even really l...

January 18, 2018

30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 30. . . . However the saying goes: I am ready to be 30!

My teenage years were trying, but fun. My 20’s were exploratory, to say the least. My 30’s, well I can’t say yet, but I have feeling they will be adventurous and rewarding!

Why is it...

December 19, 2017

I’m buying my first home!

The search for the right one has taken me over a year. I’ve had multiple real-estate agents, showings, and more open houses than I can count. I’m a single female, with not the most amazing budget, but still an open mind. Finally, I found the pe...

November 22, 2017

I have been sniffling for seven days now. SEVEN. DAYS. *Caps indicate extreme frustration*

Not only do I feel like crap (I just don’t have an academic word to describe this), but my colleagues and students are certainly turned off. I don’t have enough energy for my danc...

October 25, 2017

I’m sure you have heard of them by now: essential oils. Scented oils that are basically guaranteed to help with things like anxiety, stress, depression, balance, even arthritis, by putting oils in a diffuser or rolling them right on your body. Ever since essential oils...

October 7, 2017

It’s been a tough week.

I went back and forth about the lens I wanted to take with this blog post concerning the Las Vegas shooting. I wrote my initial post on Tuesday, and when I went back to edit it I could see my emotions all over the page. This isn’t necessarily a b...

September 21, 2017

I like to call my dog, Murray, a “foster fail”. He and his brother were supposed to be temporary, until I helped find them their forever home. His brother was adopted within a week, but Murray needed a little surgery before he was able to be adopted as well.  A week la...

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