How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

We are Hustling ourselves to mental illness and death. Why? “Along the same lines, this need for constant productivity sometimes makes people feel pressured to turn every hobby into a side hustle, which is part of our culture of making everything into a capitalist pursuit, Boyes says. Surely the Stoics wouldn’t approve of manipulating a hobby — an activity we do for the purpose of … Continue reading How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

Cross Stitching was never really my thing but I found this etsy store that made me reconsider. I bought the pattern but haven’t attempted it yet. Check out the store call dirty cross stitch and yes there are swear words and some mature themes, so you have been warned. They are also edgy and modern. Read about the benefits below and then click on the … Continue reading How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

” In practical terms, it means detaching. As a human, you will inevitably feel or think when stuff happens. If you’re stuck in traffic, late for a meeting, and freaking out, feeling bad, that’s OK. There’s no need to put a happy face on a sad day, but—if you don’t resist what is—things will shift without you trying. Likewise when you’re delighting in a win. … Continue reading How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

Hey everyone! I will return soon

Hello All, I have been very busy. Life intruded and then I needed to recover from that. I am currently working on my new music (both band stuff and solo projects) and building my new business.  I am stressed but excited. But stay tuned for more Elle in your inbox. I am going to post links to my band She’s So Quiet, we had a … Continue reading Hey everyone! I will return soon

Why Baths are a Lifesaver in De-stressing

I love taking baths. They are extremely effective for sore joints and tired muscles. With the aid of Epsom salts, essential oils, and products to soften the skin, it literally removes the achiness from my body.  The salt baths are very cleansing to the body and many times the mind.   For those who are afraid of soaking in their own filth as a friend … Continue reading Why Baths are a Lifesaver in De-stressing

Alert Aware Mindful Podcast

Instead of this week’s regular podcast I will be focusing on posting tidbits throughout the week to share what awesome inspiring Chicago activities I have seen this month. From the DuSable Museum’s live performance of Harriet Tubman to my participation in February Album Writing Month (FAWM) in speed songwriting and posting.   I will discuss how these all contributed to my everyday self-care and wellness … Continue reading Alert Aware Mindful Podcast