Reviewing Aesthetic Stationery Trends

What's your stationery aesthetic? Whether you were originally hooked on stationery by studyblr or by bullet journal Instagram,.you have probably heard the names of some stationery items repeated over and over again. Brands like Zebra, Stabilo, and Kokuyo are favorites in the aesthetic stationery community for a reason, yet they often come with a high…

How I Got Into a Top 10 Social Work School | My Tips for Getting Accepted to Your Top Grad School

One thing I'm excited to write about more on my blog in 2021 is my journey toward becoming a trauma therapist. For anyone who wants to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW or LICSW, depending on the state you live in), graduate school is a non-negotiable part of that journey. Do you need a…

My Lazy Korean Skincare Routine

Like most of us, I'm obsessed with K-beauty products. But, also like most of us, I don't have time for a 10-step skincare routine each and every night. Thankfuly, the famed 10-step Korean skincare routine isn't actually meant to be 10 steps every night. It's most important to understand what each step does and how…

Four Lucky Bags (Fukubukuro) to Help You Ring in the New Year

In the United States, the New Year is a time for $1 gym memberships -- but in Japan, it's fukubukuro, or lucky bag, season. With the exception of Tatcha's free-with-$100-purchase lucky bags (which swept the beauty news circuit), this trend unfortunately hasn't swept the U.S. yet the way some other Japanese fads have. If it…

December Favorites: The Best Purchases I Made in 2020

Welcome to my first favorites post of 2021! This post, as you may have noticed, is different from my usual favorites post, in that it's taking the form of a "year-in-review." In this edition of my monthly favorites, I'll be looking back on 2020 and some of the best purchases I made this year. I'm…

10 Interesting DAISO Japan Products You Can Buy On Amazon

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I receive a small portion of proceeds from purchases made from my blog. This does not affect the price you pay for products or services. Thank you for supporting Heal with Haley! Confession time: I desperately wish, more than anything, that I could go to DAISO Japan. If…

How to Start a Bullet Journal in 2021

What's your New Year's resolution? Me, I'm not sure I believe in New Year's resolutions -- but I do believe in goals. One of my goals for 2021 is to keep up with my bullet journaling, especially when it comes to my Instagram (@journalwithhaley) and my Youtube channel of the same name. If you're someone…

Do You Need to Avoid Foods with Endometriosis? + Updated What I Eat in a Day with No Restrictions

While Heal with Haley has taken on new life in my endometriosis and creative journeys, my roots on this blog are in eating disorder recovery. If you read my recent blog post, you know that I recently suffered an orthorexia relapse triggered by my endo diagnosis. That brings me to the topic of this blog…

Animal Crossing New Horizons Island Tour: Two Weeks Into ACNH

I don't know about you, but since I started playing New Horizons a few weeks ago, I have become obsessed with watching people's five-star island tours on YouTube. As much as I love gathering inspiration from these videos, they can also be a little disheartening when I compare them to where I'm at on my…

How to Get Started with Penpals

Ever wished that you could still travel the world while stuck in quarantine? Having a pen pal is exactly like that! You can make a friend from a foreign country you've never visited and learn more about their language and culture, all while exchanging stationery, candy, and little trinkets from your homelands. What more could…