Plenty of experts will explain the benefits of daily creativity. This always used to baffle me a bit, because I once thought creativity was a feeling or a state of mind that would just magically show up, a spontaneous...
Meeting a kindred spirit almost always feels life-giving. When Dr. Anna Roth and I first sat down to record a podcast together in 2019, we talked at length afterward about our own mental health experiences and why we both...
As previously seen on Wit & Delight Editor’s Note: This August on Wit & Delight, our theme is about getting back to basics. It’s about allowing ourselves to pause, reflect, create intentional spaces to reset, and decide which parts of...
Image by Marlen Mueller via Repeller Some of you who were thrown into working from home during the pandemic may have just recently discovered the magic of a midday nap. I’m fortunate enough to have been working from home for...
It was another Thursday. And I was getting weighed by a nurse with a saccharine tongue, while simultaneously looking above the number on the scale, hoping I was giving off an “I’m totally cool with my weight” vibe fighting...
As I’ve gotten older, I have learned the virtues of pausing before reacting, especially when I’m stressed or upset. (Oh, how I wish it was easier to remember this in the moment!) I’ve realized that the secret behind “the...
Photo by Lauren Krysti When it comes to being still, I’m not what one would consider an overachiever. I vividly remember the first day of my first post-college “big girl” job—by 10:00 am, I thought to myself, “Wait, so I...
I have never, ever been good at staying still. From tossing and turning in my sleep to setting my meditation app to three minutes at most, wiggling is a part of who I am (to the chagrin of everyone...
I love how quiet my house is at certain times of the day. No one needs anything; the rooms are still and peaceful. I try to capitalize on these moments whenever possible, even if they’re hardly any time at all....
I have been trying to pay attention lately. Maybe you have, too. I’ve been thinking how attention has felt so different this past year than in any other year of my life. The pandemic—its monotony and its disruption—seemed to wreak...
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