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Confronting My Anxiety

September 20, 2020

I realized I had a diagnosable anxiety problem after diving with manta rays in Bali. No, it’s not what you think. We had just surfaced from our second dive and … Read more

Koh Tao sunset from north

How to Choose the Best Travel Insurance for COVID

August 14, 2020

As border restrictions ease and countries reopen to tourists, you might be considering taking a much-needed vacation overseas (I know I am!). It’s important to have all your bases covered … Read more

Girl texting outside

Talkspace vs BetterHelp: I Use Both & Compare Them

June 15, 2020

I’ve used Talkspace in the past to help manage my mental health and cope with difficult times (check out my full in-depth Talkspace review here), but this year during quarantine, … Read more

Digital nomad travelers riding a scooter in Thailand

I Compare 8 Health Insurance Plans for Digital Nomads (for COVID too!!)

April 21, 2020

Let’s face it: shit happens. When we’re traveling or living abroad as expats or digital nomads, anything can happen, from a global pandemic (hello coronavirus) to stolen credit cards to … Read more

6 Activities to Maintain Emotional Connection While Social Distancing

April 20, 2020

A friend recently texted me, “I miss human connection. I feel kinda empty inside.” Yeah. Me too. Times are weird, friends. I know the majority of you aren’t completely alone … Read more

Black and white portrait photo at Hin Wong, Koh Tao

Talkspace Review: My Honest Opinion of Text Therapy One Year Later *UPDATED FOR 2021*

March 27, 2020

Sometimes in-person therapy just isn’t realistic. I spend most of my time traveling or living abroad, so finding a therapist who speaks English and establishing an in-person therapeutic relationship is … Read more

Girl's upper back in bikini on beach

My Experience Using Spironolactone to Treat Cystic Back Acne

March 4, 2019

It has been a long, awful journey for me when it comes to my skin. No, not the skin on my face; I’ve been struggling with cystic acne on my … Read more

Foot selfie of the faces at the Berlin Jewish Museum

On Blogging with Depression

February 19, 2019

I wrote the first draft of this post in October of 2016 but have only recently felt brave enough to publish it. As vulnerable as it makes me feel, I … Read more

Standing on a rock overlooking the sunset on Koh Tao

How Chronic Pain (& Some Other Body Things) Have Affected My Self Esteem

April 1, 2018

If you want to know what really makes me uncomfortable to write about online, it’s this. Welcome to me at my most insecure. I never had any major body insecurities or self-esteem … Read more

Eye Health for Digital Nomads

January 31, 2018

SO THIS IS A WEIRD ONE. Ha. Why oh why am I writing about eye health for digital nomads? Because as travelers and WIFI-chasers, digital nomads put a lot of … Read more

Getting physical therapy for chronic jaw pain

My TMJD Story

January 24, 2018

I originally thought my TMJD experience would make a good YouTube video instead of written blog post but I honestly just can’t with making and editing video content. So here … Read more

Two of me while hiking in north Georgia


October 24, 2017

Sometimes I think back to a few years ago when pain didn’t make a regular appearance in my everyday life and I get upset. I wish I could go back … Read more


A Visualization Technique for When You Feel Like You’re Losing at Life

October 19, 2017

The past few years have been really tough for me honestly. In 2016, I felt more stuck than ever before. I graduated grad school and started working as a public … Read more

Counter of medicine to treat health issues

The Struggle of Living with Chronic Health Issues

August 19, 2017

It’s been a minute since I’ve written about my failing health but don’t worry, friends: that doesn’t mean I haven’t been continuing to fall apart! I notice that if I … Read more

Tools to Manage Your Mental Health While Traveling

May 17, 2017

Our natural inclination is to assume travel will help our mental health. When we feel down or frustrated with life, we think maybe we just need to leave everything behind … Read more

What I learned from being rejected from 34 jobs

What I Learned from Being Rejected from 34 Jobs

March 14, 2017

My story, in any way it’s told, has never been about magical transformations. I didn’t quit my job to get paid to travel the world, or quit my job and … Read more


Talkspace Review: My Experience Using Text Therapy

October 6, 2016

Talkspace Review + $80 off your first month Whether you’re going through an acute crisis or working to manage your mental health in a long term way, therapy is a … Read more