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. …

Maybe the goal in 2022 is to have more fun?

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Happy New Year.

Whether you despise New Year’s goals or live for them, that New Year New You attitude is contagious. While some people can be a skosh annoying with their “Let’s make this year the BEST YEAR YET!” posts, why scoff at the idea of bettering ourselves?

I will say…

I think we have a…

Let’s try a new approach, yes?

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Happy week of Christmas, everyone.

Given the surge in Omicron cases, everyone is a tad more annoyed than normal around this time of year — which, for some, could very well be the tipping point of snapping at the grocery store clerk whose mask slips below her nostrils as she hands you your inflated prices…

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. …

Ashley Alt

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