The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever

***TRIGGER WARINING*** Brief mention of sexual abuse Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. And three days ago, she had the courage to quit the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Why? Simone had “the twisties,” the feeling of not having mind and body in sync while doing gymnastic stunts she has practiced hundreds,Continue reading “The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever”

5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers

We all have anxiety sometimes, about some things. Anxiety can distort thoughts. And this is just as true for people pleasers as anyone. In fact, buying into the lies anxiety tells people pleasers is what often keeps them stuck in self-defeating behaviors. By the way, a people pleaser is someone who tends to go alongContinue reading “5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers”

3 Unexpected Self-Care Practices

When most of us think about self-care, we think of bubble baths, hot stone massages, and vacations! Those are awesome ways to practice self-care, don’t get me wrong. But fluffy robes and lavender bubble baths are only scratching the surface of what self-care entails. Unexpected self-care methods are often just as necessary, if not moreContinue reading “3 Unexpected Self-Care Practices”

Perfectionism and Procrastination

Believe it or not, perfectionism and procrastination go together like peanut-butter and jelly. They seem like they’d be total opposites, right? We think of perfectionists as “type A,” organized people. Procrastinators seem like they’d be… well, relaxed. Type B, if you will. So why do perfectionists procrastinate? Perfectionists put a *lot* of pressure on themselvesContinue reading “Perfectionism and Procrastination”