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. Other projects I’m working on include a memoir-in-progress, a weekly newsletter, and a soon-to-launch clothing line.
I live in Connecticut, about an hour north of NYC. So far I am loving my East Coast life — they have the best sandwich shops, pizza joints and bookstores around — not to mention the many beaches, wineries…
“We are all living braless days and long, cold nights. No wonder the prairie dress has made a come back.”
How is everyone doing in quarantine these days? I’m hearing more and more people (whom I actually know) getting the vaccine, so that’s exciting. It’s also now March, which means maybe only one more month of Winter?
The snow has been brutal where I live this year. Of course, when something as trivial as the weather is being compared to something as huge as mental health issues amidst a global pandemic, the cold doesn’t seem so bad.
And because I…
Meaghan B Murphy is a high-spirited, high-energy, longtime magazine editor who believes toxic positivity is bullshit, admitting that being happy doesn’t mean being happy all the time. Her argument lies in the experience-based fact that doing happy is how we become happier. Her book, Your Fully Charged Life, is a guide to “filling every day with YAY.”
This might sound overly optimistic for your taste, but I support it. I don’t know about you, but I would rather hang out with someone smiling and laughing than someone rolling their eyes and bitching about their lukewarm coffee.
In an interview with…
Happy Monday to you!
I’m feeling supes creative and inspired today, so I’m taking full advantage by writing my fingers off in the hopes it gives you motivation to have a better day than yesterday.
Here is this week’s roundup showcasing THE BEST OF in Mental Health + Motherhood + Fashion + Identity. I hope you enjoy.
I’m implementing a “Today I’m Feeling — For The Health of My Marriage” experiment with my husband, due to us not being the best communicators with each other these past few weeks. Because talking about feelings and emotions is my forte, I’m pretty…
“We live in a culture where it’s hard to feel free and joyful when we’re not being productive. Who is to blame for the compulsion to work 24/7? We don’t know how to be at home without working because we’ve gotten rid of the hobbies that previous generations had. No one stamp collects anymore or polishes rocks.”
Wise words spoken from Celeste Headlee, journalist, author, speaker, musician, and my new favorite person to keep tabs on. Why? Because she joins me in my lifelong persuasion that work is (most of the time) the enemy.
In today’s post, I’m giving you…
Welcome to The Roundup, a Monday series featuring THE BEST OF in Mental Health + Motherhood + Fashion + Identity.
Happy Monday guyz!
How are you doing in quarantine lately? How is your mental health? How is your physical health? Don’t forget to be yourself today, and every day. And never, ever apologize for being you.
That’s my pep talk. Here is this week’s roundup.
Despite all the bad the pandemic has incited, I think we can all agree that, as a society, we needed a wakeup call. Especially on the mental health front.
We are in a period of immense shifting — in work, parenting, our home lives and beyond. For better or for worse, every industry has been affected by this devastating and seemingly never-ending pandemic. Every individual in the world has been affected.
That’s pretty remarkable when you think about it. …
Welcome to Take A Sip, a Monday series featuring THE BEST OF in Mental Health + Motherhood + Fashion + Identity.
Happy day after Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day, my loyal subscribers! Did you indulge in gourmet chocolates and wear pink? Did you watch a romantic flick? I did all of these things, and let me tell you, it felt good. I appreciate holidays like Valentine’s Day because it is just one day. Unlike Christmas which is a never-ending loop of overeating and sitting around too much. My point? Indulgences feel better when they’re short-lived.
Here is this week’s Roundup…
We are inundated with messages on how to be less stressed, how to decrease our anxiety, and how to lose weight — every day, every hour. These are all fear-based approaches tailor-made to make us feel badly about ourselves, disguised as “bettering our wellbeing.”
We have been trained by the old school rules of society to look at the health industry backwards — to treat our pain with pills, to cure our worries with wine, and to mend our actual problems by way of distraction.
As the world starts to slowly wake up to the idea that preventing problems is…
Welcome to the Roundup, a Monday series featuring the BEST OF in Mental Health + Motherhood + Fashion + Identity. PLUS! Exclusive interviews with women founders who are are on a mission to make life fabulous for not just themselves, but you too.
Good morning to all of the wonderful women (and gentleman) who are making an impact in this world.
Whether you paid for someone’s toll yesterday or you donated your time baking cookies for your sick neighbor, you made a difference, and you matter.
I’ve been thinking a lot about social good lately, and am getting serious about…