Photo by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash I’ve been a worrier for most of my life. Overthinking what’s to come, replaying what’s behind. You name it, I’ve probably obsessed, googled, and lost sleep over it.Until recently.Through years of therapy, meditation, and yoga, I’ve finally...
Image by @micaiahcarter and @avenerable for @selfmagazine Comparison, you thief!Ain’t none of us have the time to waste on comparing our lives to others, whether those others sit next to us from 9-5 or live behind an Instagram handle. For...
Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash I spent a lot of my thirty-first year on earth crying about my skin. Yes, you’re reading that right: thirty-one, not thirteen, seventeen, or even twenty, when skin woes are presumed to be...
Image Courtesy of Colleen Eversman of 2nd Truth Photography As previously seen on Wit & Delight Have you ever noticed that (often) cruel little voice inside your head? It’s there second-guessing you, wondering if you said the wrong thing, did the wrong...
Photo by Cara Robbins for Urban Outfitters As previously seen on Wit & Delight We are a mere four days away from a new year, and a new decade, and we have a feeling many of you (like us) are making...
I ‘m looking at Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow, a 1923 painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. This painting—the lines delineated to make the throbbing lavender folds look three-dimensional—is one that always makes me cross my legs. Perhaps O’Keeffe...
Image Courtesy of @jimmymarbles Long, stretched out Saturdays. Weekday happy hours gone too long. Blissed out sunsets by the lake and early, early mornings of sunlight. True, gritty heat waves, turning the United States into a red and orange gradient...
Image Courtesy of @sam_sing on Instagram There’s a phrase my therapist often tells me more times than I would like to admit: “Raven, be kind to yourself; there are no ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts’ in life.’” This is something I have...
Brought to you by Haven Life Insurance Agency I look back on my twenties fondly. A time where I was flat broke and could make $50 stretch for a mile, and yet always had enough money for weeknight drinks and...
Photo by Cheyenne Doig on Unsplash As I was preparing for my third baby, I thought about what my body would be like after the birth. This wasn’t my first rodeo. I knew about the big, soft tummy that would hang around...

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