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…

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…

Seven Things That Helped My Depression

Controversial opinion: I don't think depression is a disease that can be "cured." Instead, I view it as a chronic illness that requires constant management. If you don't stick to your self-care routine, depression can creep back into your life and rear its ugly head again. That's why I'm sharing seven things that improved my…