How would you define feeling stuck in a rut? For me, it’s when I can’t imagine doing, or even think about doing, a single thing. My to-do list, though full of tasks that I often enjoy, seems strenuous. And...
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 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....
As previously seen on Wit & Delight Editor’s Note: Given that our theme this month is all about cultivating self-compassion, we’re bringing this 2019 piece, written by Megan McCarty, back into the light. After all, our tendency to compare ourselves...
Photo by Laura Catherine Photography via Once Wed If there’s one person you’ve probably been spending a lot more time with this past year, it’s you. So. How’s that been going? As an introvert, parts of me are thriving in isolation but,...
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...
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Exactly one year ago, I went for lunch with my mom and younger brother. A crowded Malaysian restaurant, we each stole bites from one another’s entrees and shared an appetizer: a scenario which feels almost unimaginable now....
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...
How are you feeling today? No, really. I’m asking in all seriousness.You could answer truthfully (perhaps that’s unlikely), or give me a classic “Fine, thanks.” Regardless, I won’t make you respond…yet. I will, however, tell you how I’m feeling...
Photo by Leonardo Corral on Unsplash While the last twelve months may have been defined by less physical movement, with stay at home orders and living through a pandemic, it has been an extraordinary time of mental movement. From the moment we...
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