Category: Life

How I Actually Manage My Anxiety

If you have ever felt the crippling feeling of doom and fear that a panic attack can bring, know you are not alone. I don’t know if it’s my genetics or our world, but I have (looking back) dealt with anxiety, to some degree, my entire life. I didn’t have a “real” panic attack until

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Life Lately: Autumn in Scotland

Autumn is my favorite time of year, without a doubt. The colors of the leaves like gemstones. The salty sea air, no matter where I go. The blustery wind, nearly knocking me over (no joke). And of course, now that the time has changed, it’s getting dark just after 3 PM. But it’s all for

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Life Lately: Our First Weeks in Edinburgh

Well, I’m here. We did it. I am officially a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. As are my husband and two cats, Marcellus Wallace and Kiara Mala. The four of us are easing into a somewhat normal routine after putting nearly everything we own into storage (AKA various generous family member’s basements). Though, we haven’t actually

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Start Meditating With These 5 Simple Steps

Did you know you don’t have to be a spiritual guru or even have any prior experience to start practicing meditation? Meditation is for everybody. If you can sit still for a few moments and breathe – you can meditate. Yes, it really is that simple. Meditation can train the mind just as exercise can train

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A Weekend in Inverness

Our weekend in the Scottish Highlands: Inverness, Loch Ness, Glen Affric, and Aviemore. Our first week in Scotland has been a total blur. But we’re here, alive, and well — though a bit disoriented and jet lagged. The cats, however, seem to be adjusting quite nicely to their new home. I’m already back to work,

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