How to Listen to Your Body: Self-Love Routine

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One of my January reflection goals was to learn to love myself again. A part of that process has been making it a routine to listen to my body. Listening to your body is a practice (and yes, sometimes it is hard + involves tissues <3 <3 <3). It means pausing to sit, breathe, relax the muscles in your face, …

Self-Love Chart Reminder

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Loving myself has come to mean being compassionate to myself. To me, a big part of that is understanding that my mood and energy fluctuate, and that is okay. This chart helps me understand that some days are harder than others, and while I will have some days that make it impossible to feel love for myself, there will also …

I am the Phoenix, Reborn and Ready: Reflection in 5 Diary Entries

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The Phoenix in mythology, and in Harry Potter, is a bird that dies, turns to ashes and is reborn. I feel reborn. I have felt so different ever since I moved out. Almost confused from it. Who am I? Who is Shannen? This is five diary entries on reflecting on who am I today, now, and who do I want …