Anxiety, Mental health, Personal Growth

It Hurts to Change

I have been thinking about change the past two months. Maybe it's the weather. As fall approaches and the sun sets on another humid Midwest summer, I yearn for days of 50 degrees and sweaters, boots and hot coffee, and I am inspired to reflect. As I look back on the last six months, I… Continue reading It Hurts to Change

Personal Growth

No Justin, it’s not too late to say sorry, now.

Can I just start off by complaining about the emotional roller coaster that the last season of Orange is the New Black put us on!?! Now you might be thinking, where is that intro leading us Lindsey? Well, inspired by the episode(s) that include the Restorative Justice program, accountability is on the forefront of my… Continue reading No Justin, it’s not too late to say sorry, now.

Abuse, Accountability, Healing, Mental health, Personal Growth

Leave Your Shoulds at the Door

Do you have regrets? Uhh, don't we all? I think having regrets is part of being human. Having regrets is looking back on experiences and wishing things had been different, that maybe I could have/should have done something different. I definitely have regrets...there are many things I wish I could have done differently in life.… Continue reading Leave Your Shoulds at the Door

Accountability, Equality, Personal Growth

Becoming an Ally: My Journey from Ignorance to Understanding

This week’s article starts with the painfully true story of my childhood ignorance and goes on to talk about how I became an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community. The first moment I discuss demonstrates the lack of understanding and knowledge of me and, probably, society as a whole at the time, as well as a… Continue reading Becoming an Ally: My Journey from Ignorance to Understanding

Coffee Tours, Mental health, Personal Growth

Self Love Coffee Tours Iowa City

Yesterday the team at Self Love Coffee headed west to Iowa City, Iowa. The second stop on the Iowa set list left an impression that will last a lifetime. Coffee, conversations, and cats, yes cats, made the day memorable in a city that was full of life and sunshine. We could not have asked for… Continue reading Self Love Coffee Tours Iowa City