How Meditation Helped Me Handle COVID-19 Stress

Many times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic I have turned into a tangled, matted ball of stress. Some of the many events that I’ve dealt with in the past month include a loss of income, sick family members/friends, social isolation, and acne breakouts that just won’t quit. To combat seemingly never-ending stress, I’ve been practicing meditation. How I Got Put On To Meditation From scrolling...

#NIADIARIES VOL 6. – “DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION.”

Scrolling through the most popular images on any "self care" hashtag, I'm bombarded with the same eye-rollingly repetitive imagery including: -  Open-ended, fortune cookie-esque inspirational quotes like "You can't pour from an empty cup." or "My imperfections make me beautiful." - Super skinny white girls in front of tropical, beachy, etc. backgrounds looking like they've never felt any pain in...

#niadiaries vol. 3 – blackout day & self-acceptance

It's raining again. I always get into this melodramatic mood whenever I'm stuck in the house during a rainy day. It's like I'm in an Usher music video or something. But, I digress. Things didn't necessarily work out with the whole possible job thing. I was upset about it, but I'm going to keep finessing and do my best to keep my spirits up. Dad says that I should spend this time of unemployment...