Life is better when we laugh. I write about the importance of mental health & believe our weirdness is what makes us great. https://ashleyalt.substack.com/

Mental health writer on a hard mission to show people the incredible power that dressing up has on your mindset. My motto: Life is better when we laugh.

Hellloooo everyone. I’m Ashley, a freelance writer specializing in mental health + wellness + happiness content. With the ultimate goal of becoming a “Feel Good expert” (aka a happiness advice columnist for major magazines), I am currently a wellness columnist for a local lifestyle magazine. …

Self-care is great, but where is it really getting us?

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After listening to the latest episode of Off The Gram podcast with self-care activist Shelly Tygielski, I realized why I have been feeling so damn unfulfilled lately.

Self-improvement, while necessary for personal and professional growth, is full of false promises. We are lead to believe if we work out every…

No, it isn’t a special morning routine

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When we have something to look forward to, it’s easier to push through the challenges ahead of said exciting thing. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or dinner with an old friend, having things to look forward to at the beginning of the week keeps the momentum of work alive.

This…

Protecting our mental health during this vulnerable time must be more than normalized

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Reee-er, Reee-er, Reee-er, Reee-er.

Do you hear that? That’s the glorious sound of the breast pump. If you’re breastfeeding and/or pumping, you know the horror I’m speaking of — raw nipples and ‘round-the-clock milking.

Ah, motherhood is beautiful. Isn’t that what they say? While that is true, it’s hard to…

It’s high time we start bringing inspiration to women instead of fixating on how hard parenting is

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I’ve written a lot about how motherhood shattered my identity. I realize now I was just having a difficult time adjusting to a life that was foreign to me — the same way all new mothers feel once their old identity is replaced with a new (less glamorous) one overnight.

The 2 minutes it takes to read this will improve your mental health forever. Yes, really.

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Wake Your Mind Up is a weekly series providing you with practical, no-fuss ways to get your mind right in the mornings, so you can be a better you throughout the day.

What is mental health, really? Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. …

Happiness is a fleeting manifestation of your own hard work.

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The pursuit of happiness is complicated, messy, and fabulous — sometimes all at once. I believe this is why the concept of “Getting Happy” is being reframed as The Happiness in the Pursuit, rather than The Pursuit of Happiness.

It makes sense, doesn’t it? “Getting happy” isn’t an end goal…

Improve the week with feel good habits guaranteed to reclaim your entrepreneurial spark!

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Let’s hop right to it. Being a solopreneur, aka an entrepreneur who starts and runs a business solo, can be lonely as hell.

However! There are ways to prevent those moments of creative darkness. By addressing the problem head on — the “problem” being writer’s block, self-doubt, or good old…

Styling your way confident is a thing, and it works like a charm

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Acclaimed American costume designer Edith Head famously said: “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”

And damn it, I believe that, and you should, too.

If you have yet to be bitten by the style bug (aka you haven’t found that thing to wear…

Ashley Alt

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