Loneliness exists separately from sadness and depression, but is just as important to recognize and address.
The Bad Season is the annual 2-4 month period of the year when you just feel sad, mad, uncomfortable in your own skin, and angry at all of your clothes. Here are some things that might help you cope.
From vitamin D to volunteering with dogs, these tips might help with SAD.
"The way to avoid seasonal affective disorder is to stay busy with fun winter activities, such as contemplating mortality and yelling at snow."
If you’re not drawn to massages and manicures, here are some alternative ideas that might work for you.
Tell us what helps your mood and motivation when the seasons change.
Having boundaries is important...but how do you actually do it?
There are a bunch of tips and hacks floating around that'll help you use the bentonite clay mask the right way — and ways you didn't even know it could be used.
The world is full of people waiting for someone else to make the first move.
We don’t live in Hallmark movies; we live in the real world, where shitty families, breakups, divorces, miscarriages, death, unemployment, depression, anxiety, addiction, violence, and good ol'-fashioned bad times exist — yes, even at Christmas.
Books for the lonely, downtrodden, pissed, lost, or just anyone who's not OK.
Tell us about the words that inspired and motivated you.
Because it takes a lot more than a monthly text message.
Because this stuff is in everything now.
For adults navigating the holidays with divorced parents, ‘tis the season of managing complicated relationships, expectations, and logistics — all without pissing someone off or running yourself ragged.
My general reaction to every influencer Instagram story about the latest and greatest facial roller was a big ol' "Sure, Jan." So I decided to find out for myself.
There’s no “right” way to practice self-care, but we hope these posts will help you build a self-care kit filled with tools that help you feel a tiny bit better.
"There are two drunk men outside my window and all they're saying is 'NO, you're MY best friend in the whole world' back and forth."
Bookmark this post for your next flight, long run, or just for when you're bored.
"Does anyone else write things they already did in their planner just so you can cross it out and feel accomplished?"
Turns out, there’s a word for that feeling when everyone lingers over the table talking after a meal.
"I felt powerless. Your world becomes smaller and smaller, and you can’t breathe, which is the worst feeling I’ve ever had."
Honestly, we should never go to the movies with other people.
A little planning can transform what would otherwise be an ordinary meal into a treasured, nourishing act of self-care.
Four-day workweeks? Count me in.
Therapist: "Do you get anxious?" Me: "When I'm awake, yes."
Had a long day? Craft. Nervous hands? Craft. Racing thoughts? Craft.
If you can't understand the world, try starting with yourself.
Catch those sweet, sweet Z's.
When you’re having a bad moment/day/week, it will serve as a kind of “break glass in case of emergency” kit to help you feel a tiny bit better.
Because we could all stand to just chill.
From embracing summer sadness to nailing the perfect scrambled egg, we know how you should make this month even better.
[meeting god at the pearly gates] r u mad at me lol
These glittery jars are easy to make and can help you remember to take a moment for yourself to just breathe.
The inventors of the Gravity Blanket are back with a new product.
Make that phone call you know you'll put off for the rest of the day!
From free apps to #plogging, we know how you should make this month even better.
Trade in that espresso for some pictures of puppies.
"I get out my watercolors and put on some smooth jazz. It makes me sound like an old lady, but it’s fun!"
From habit-tracking to anxiety management, there's pretty much an app for everything.
Because sometimes it's the little things that have the biggest impact.
Save your big apologies for the important things.
Those mental health forms for new moms at postpartum doctor’s visits? I thought they were for people with serious problems, not me.
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."