5 Ways to Create a Better Living Space

Something that we as people don't pay as much attention to as we probably should is how our living space affects our mental health. As a university student, I know what it's like to live in small spaces, and I also know that I haven't even experienced the worst of the worst. I do know, …

2/4/18, Open Letter

Hey y'all, Congrats on making it through the last week of January, the first month of the year, and the first week of February. I don't know about anyone else, but while the beginning of this year has been a refreshing start to another phase of my life, it's also been quite exhausting at times. …

A short guide to getting those certain people off of your mind.

It's the first day of February, and we are thirteen short days away from Valentine's day. Aside from all the cheesy advertising, red and pink candy hearts and all of that, Valentines day is essentially about celebrating the relationships that we have with other people. With that said, I think that this post comes right …

1/28/18, Open Letter

Learning to Handle Criticism Hey everyone! It's the last Sunday of the first month of the year- can you believe it?!? Time really has sped by so far this year. As all of my regular readers know, Sundays on my blog are dedicated to open letters on Handmade Hearts. As I mentioned in last week's …

Techniques for Improving Focus

You're trying to work on a new blog post, in the middle of taking a half-hour break from studying for your midterm in a couple days. Then you suddenly remember that your friend texted you an hour ago and you forgot to reply so you tell yourself "okay, just really fast. Then I'll study. It'll …

1/21/18, Open Letter

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog for another open letter! If you are new to Handmade Hearts, I write a letter to my audience every Sunday and I post about something different every Thursday. I also send out Weekly Newsletters every Monday! Feel free to join my email list by filling out the form …

1/14/18, Open Letter

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday and welcome back to my blog for another open letter! A lot of things- both good and not so good, happened over this last week! I'll talk about the good things first, because there are more of those. I was really proud of myself for being productive this week- one of …

UBC #8 and #9- this thing called “Natural”

Hey everyone! I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, so I'm doing a post today for both yesterday and today! For this post, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on something that I heard from a friend the other day. I overheard my friend talking about a pill that someone was taking …

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 …