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 …

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 …

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 …

Glow

It is because of darkness that light glows. 

Gear up for a healthy summer

Take a breath: in, then out. Then repeat. Imagine yourself running- maybe you're in a lavender field that fills you with the sweet, refreshing and flowery yet relaxing scent of the purple flower; maybe you are running up and down the salty sea at the beach,  wet sand between your toes. Imagine bliss: a sun-filled sky, …