In Defense of Staycations

Have you ever tried chilling in a hammock with a cicada? I wanted to make it work last weekend at my parents’. But the fear that the bugger would wind up in my hair quickly zapped the Zen. The first five minutes of hammock time was fairly tranquil. The day was warm and sunny, and,…

Self-Care Challenge Day 2: Let’s Take a 24-Hour Trip to…

Preface: Just so we’re on the same page about what’s happening behind the scenes over here, this post is published thanks to my friend Kate. She texted me at 6:15 p.m. today, while I was procrastinating on YouTube, to say she’s looking forward to reading this series of self-care posts. So, now I’m writing because,…

Self-Care Challenge Day 1: Tackling Something New

Besides taking a walk, cooking is my meditation. The closest I can get to a quiet mind is following a recipe, mixing and measuring ingredients. When I’m in the mood to try something new, I head to the kitchen. It’s my Zen space. So, for the first day of the self-care challenge, I tackled a…

When a Millennial Does a Self-Care Challenge

What happens when a Millennial does a self-care challenge? Do they get even lazier? Does their head get so big it explodes? Let’s find out! Check out the trend in Google searches for “self care” since 2013: People are into it, especially Millennials. Why? A mental health and digital literacy expert quoted by NPR credits…