We’ll be right back…

Hello readers! To all of you who have supported me in this blogging process so far, THANK YOU! Blogging and sharing my stories and experiences with the world has become a part of who I am, and I love it. As I grow, though, I want my blog to grow with me, and so as …

1/7/2018, Open Letter

Hey all! Welcome back to my blog for another weekly open letter. As some of my readers might know, university started back up for me this past week! And boy, has it been an overwhelming start. I took a break from doing research for about a year, and I'm back in a lab to start …

UBC Day #5 Post

Hi all! It's day 5 of the blogging challenge, and today I'm reflecting on how to deal when someone minimizes you or your abilities. This is something that every professional has been through at one point or another in their lives- again, it has to do with people feeling the need to push others down …

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

One benefits mental health, the other doesn't Hey everyone! I wanted to get the New Year off to a positive start here on Handmade Hearts, so for my first official blog post of the year, I'm going to talk about a topic that has been on my mind lately a lot- the difference between being nice …

UBC Post #1- Finding Your Crowd

Hey everyone! In the month of January, I'm going to try to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'd heard from other bloggers that participating in blog challenges was a great way to meet other bloggers, and I'm so glad I took their advice to try out this blog challenge! I've come across so many …

12/31, Open Letter

To my sweet readers, It's almost time to bid goodbye to 2017- we have less than 24 hours! I'm going to keep this final open letter for the year short and sweet. First of all, thank you all so much for supporting me and Handmade Hearts. This blog and the people that I've connected with …

It’s Not Worth It

Having to Walk Away from Situations of Conflict Dear  Readers, I'm writing this post on a Saturday night,and I'm shook up. I'm prone to getting anxious about things quickly and easily, and while not everyone would spend so long thinking about the types of things that I'm going to talk about next, I do think …

12/17, Open Letter

Dear everyone, We officially half-way through the month, and less than two weeks away from the end of 2017! Two finals and a couple interviews later, I'm finally ready to start enjoying holiday break! The holidays this year are pretty lowkey for me- I'm back at home and don't have plans to go anywhere super …

12/3, Open Letter

Hey loves, Happy first week of December. As I'm writing this letter to you after sort of a hard week, but at the end of which there was a happy, hopeful twist. I guess that's why I'm adding a picture of this beautiful Christmas tree from a local cafe. Like I mentioned in my last …

11/19,Open Letter

Hey lovely readers, Here is the first of something I'm hoping will become a tradition on my blog: an open letter to all of you, my readers! Those of us who care about mental health know that sometimes the most therapeutic thing you can do to make yourself feel better is simply have a conversation …