The Struggle Of Being Always 'On'

When you own your own business, there’s pressure to always be ‘on’ and able to bring it 100% of the time. Especially working in a co-working space, I can run into clients, meet potential new leads, or be asked what it is I do at any second of any day. And I’m not going to lie, sometimes I’m too tired to pitch myself, to outline what makes me different, or to answer a handful of questions about a specific strategy I’ve proposed out of the blue.

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Now Introducing Insomnia To My Mental Illness Cocktail

I’ve lived with mental illness for about ten years now, but I had not yet truly experienced insomnia before. Sure, I had the occasional bouts of restless sleep, times where I’ve struggled to fall asleep, or one all-nighter every now and then. But never in my life had I felt true insomnia.

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10 Really Simple Ways to Support Your Entrepreneur Friends

To all of those whose friends are bravely pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams, on behalf of us all, please support the work they do. It doesn’t take a lot, and you don’t even have to spend money to do it. In fact, here are some really easy ways that take little effort on your end but mean so much to your friends.

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Reflections on Mental Illness and Family

I’ve been slowly reading My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward by Mark Lukach.

The novel chronicles the life of Mark and his wife Giulia who, at 27, experiences an unexpected psychotic break. It is a memoir of Mark’s experiences as Giulia is admitted to the psych ward, her recovery process, their work to move their life forward after her psychosis, and then her eventual relapse two more times into psychosis.

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Two of the Most Frustrating Weeks for a New Entrepreneur

Traditionally, I share a reflective post for every birthday. This year was particularly special as it was the first birthday I shared with Smudge - because, no word of a lie, we share the same birthday. Instead, I worked through two of the most frustrating weeks I could face as a new business owner.

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Three Female-led Books that have Nothing to do with Romance

I was wandering through a bookstore very frustrated one day. I entered with the goal of finding my next good story. Something that inspired me, motivated me, and spoke to me as a globally conscious, empire-building woman. I found myself surrounded by stories of women looking for love, sad over lost love, or struggling with love. 

Love of a man more often than not. 

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