How to Use Tarot Cards for Self-Care

Tarot, like yoga, is more than a practice: it's a way of life. You don't have to stop yourself at reading tarot cards for the day or week ahead. You can integrate tarot and its ideas into every aspect of your life, creating a sacred self-care ritual that no one can take from you. Whether…

Self-Care Resources for COVID-19 Anxiety

*If you need immediate help coping with coronavirus anxiety, please text "HOME" to 741-741 to speak to a trained crisis counselor. For the first time in my life, I can say that most people I know understand what I am going through. We are all experiencing this pandemic together -- and all the anxiety and…

How I Cope with Negative Emotions (+FREE Printable Coping Cards)

If you or someone you love is having thoughts of ending their life, I encourage you to contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741-741 to chat with the Crisis Text Line. Disclaimer: I am not a certified mental health professional. My advice is based solely on my experience as…

A Girl’s Guide to Mental Health Medication

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My information comes from research and my experiences as a patient. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any medications you're considering for your mental health! I was eighteen when I started taking Lexapro for my anxiety. I still take Lexapro today, plus two more medications for my…

Beauty Essentials Every Anxious Girl Needs

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment for any items you purchase through my blog. All opinions are still my own. Does putting makeup on make you anxious? Whether it's the number of products lining the shelves at Sephora or the pressure to perfect a smudge-free cat eye, wearing makeup…

Four Steps to Becoming Mentally Strong

Have you ever seen the TED talk on Becoming Mentally Strong? That talk got me thinking about how mentally strong I've become over the past four years of battling my anxiety and depression. If you suffer from mental illness, you're already mentally strong to me. Fighting your demons takes guts. Too many people go without…

Four Ways to Celebrate Mental Health This Valentine’s Day

Happy almost Valentine's Day! This is one of my favorite holidays -- but it's not a happy day for everyone. In fact, 1 in 3 people aren't satisfied with their love life, making a holiday that celebrates love pretty painful. I may be part of the lucky few, but that doesn't mean I don't get…

Knowing Yourself Deeply (+ Free Printable Journal Prompts)

In honor of Valentine's Day, I've been writing a lot about self-love here on Lovely & Lazy. I firmly believe that the first step to loving yourself is knowing yourself deeply. But how do you do that? So often, we're blind to ourselves -- our faults, yes, but most of all, our talents. We refuse…

Conquering Financial Anxiety (feat. Ellevest!)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment for any items you purchase through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! In 2019, I had the pleasure of working with a client who's a financial therapist. She uses psychology to help bread-winning women say f**k it…

The Best Self-Love Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a portion of the proceeds from any purchases made through my blog. Thank you for supporting Lovely & Lazy! Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love of all kinds. Unfortunately, one of the types of love I see drastically underrepresented on V-Day is…