mental health, Personal Growth

Mental Health and the College Experience

It’s May and that means it’s mental health awareness month! Self Love Coffee writes articles every week that touch on mental health, personal growth, and other related topics. We are so grateful to be a part of such a supportive community that embraces vulnerability to raise awareness for mental health. This week I want to… Continue reading Mental Health and the College Experience

Personal Growth

Up in the Gym, Just Working on my Mental Fitness

We’ve all seen those memes going around that show us that self care isn’t always just bath bombs, getting our nails done and going on a shopping spree, right? I mean, I love a good T.J.Maxx or Home Goods run just as much as the next person BUT, does it solve our problems? Yes. You… Continue reading Up in the Gym, Just Working on my Mental Fitness

mental health, Personal Growth

W.W.N.D.D. (What Would Normal Danielle Do?)

Do you ever sit back and daydream about what life would be like if you were normal? Or is that just me? I used to wonder if I was alone in going through what I am going through, but I know now, this is not the case. Thank you to the movements that have emerged… Continue reading W.W.N.D.D. (What Would Normal Danielle Do?)

Personal Growth

The Happy Little Wall Flower

“I did a good job socializing tonight.” I say to my spouse as we leave a dinner party. He says, “yes, good job.” We both laugh. It's interesting to me that I have to pat myself on the back for doing something that should be normal. I should be able to have a conversation with… Continue reading The Happy Little Wall Flower

Coffee Tours, mental health

Self Love Coffee Tours Des Moines, Iowa

This past weekend the lovely ladies of Self Love Coffee packed their bags and headed to wonderful Des Moines, Iowa. "Iowa?" you might be thinking, "Dez Mins?" you might be thinking... Dear America, we are more than flat land and corn. Des Moines (aka, deh moyne) as you might know, is the capital city of… Continue reading Self Love Coffee Tours Des Moines, Iowa

mental health, Personal Growth

That Time I Ugly Cried at Work

I’ve heard that having the ability to control emotions is a sign of great emotional intelligence. This involves consciously deciding how you feel, instead of letting your subconscious fool and control you. While it may be true that I now have a level of emotional intelligence far superior to that of my teenage self, getting… Continue reading That Time I Ugly Cried at Work

Personal Growth

Breaking into Joy

Try to remember a time when you experienced pure uninhibited joy. Uncontrollable laughter, not caring who's watching, giddy with excitement joy. Dig deep. In this memory, are you a child? In this memory, are you an adult, but doing something childlike? I will tell you about a specific memory I have in a moment, but… Continue reading Breaking into Joy

Personal Growth

Failing Forward

Hi there! I'm just going to dive right into this and talk about something that is SO relevant it hurts. Wait for it...[insert suspenseful silence to build anticipation here]...FAILURE. Gasp! A few months ago I was sitting around a table with my friends, swapping talk about hopes and dreams, and it seemed like I was… Continue reading Failing Forward