Photo by Lauren KrystiWhen it comes to being still, I’m not what one would consider an overachiever. I vividly remember the first day of my first post-college “big girl” job—by 10:00 am, I thought to myself, “Wait, so I...
Photo by Europeana on UnsplashI have never, ever been good at staying still. From tossing and turning in my sleep to setting my meditation app to three minutes at most, wiggling is a part of who I am (to...
I love how quiet my house is at certain times of the day. No one needs anything; the rooms are still and peaceful. I try to capitalize on these moments whenever possible, even if they’re hardly any time at all....
Photo by Evie S. on UnsplashI have been trying to pay attention lately. Maybe you have, too. I’ve been thinking how attention has felt so different this past year than in any other year of my life. The pandemic—its monotony...
Photo by Elina Upmane on UnsplashWriter’s Note: Please note that the word “women” in this article is intended to be inclusive of anyone who identifies as a woman, including transgender, gender-fluid, and non-binary individuals. I’m going to write a little story I’m uncomfortable telling....
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from PexelsHow would you define feeling stuck in a rut? For me, it’s when I can’t imagine doing, or even think about doing, a single thing. My to-do list, though full of tasks that I often enjoy, seems...
Photo by Laura Catherine Photography via Once WedIf there’s one person you’ve probably been spending a lot more time with this past year, it’s you. So. How’s that been going? As an introvert, parts of me are thriving in isolation but,...
Photo by Jakob Owens on UnsplashExactly one year ago, I went for lunch with my mom and younger brother. A crowded Malaysian restaurant, we each stole bites from one another’s entrees and shared an appetizer: a scenario which feels almost unimaginable now....
Photo by Toa Heftiba on UnsplashAs previously seen on Wit & Delight Editor’s Note: Given that our theme this month is all about cultivating self-compassion, we’re bringing this 2019 piece, written by Megan McCarty, back into the light. After all,...
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