• Book Review

    Unfuck Your Sleep: The #1 Non-Negotiable Necessity for Emotional and Physical Health

    My Thoughts Sleep and I, we’ve never had a good relationship. I suffered from night terrors and sleep paralysis into my twenties, I always struggled to fall and stay asleep, so I became an unrepentant night owl. I suffer from anxiety, so the quiet night always felt especially busy to me, and I’d stay up until first light and take plenty of afternoon naps. It was acceptable when I was young, but now having a regular eight to five work schedule five times a week and a family, my old schedule just doesn’t work for me anymore. I’m always miserable when I wake up tired and have to drag myself…

  • Self Help Book Review

    The 5 Love Languages

    My Thoughts The Five Love Languages is one of those books that is so pervasive, so simple in its practicality. It’s always one of the first recommendations from therapists about relationships and it’s easy to see why. I turned to this book myself during my own marital struggles after hearing about the book from a class years before. While it wasn’t a magical solution to my problems, it provided some insight that made me think about myself and my relationships, which is a start. Through his work as a marriage counselor, Chapman identified a basic outline of different love styles. Though each love style is clearly defined it is not…

  • Book Review

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    My Thoughts I’m not entirely sure of what I expected when I got into this book, I had heard about the author after she had become an international sweetheart with the debut of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. It seemed like I couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about the show and the KonMari method, and being in a point in my life where I wanted to cut down on the stuff that I had in preparation for moving, I decided why not? “But when we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for…