Pumpkin Bars with Whipped Chai Frosting
I haven’t tried gratitude journaling because I feel like it’d become this weird empty obligatory list of everything I know I should be grateful for (air to breathe, the sun), which doesn’t seem helpful.
Or it’d become this intense list of everything I’m so grateful for and terrified to lose (BYRRRRD. AND SQUIRT. AND FAMILY MEMBERS. AND), which doesn’t seem helpful.
But Thanksgiving was a really hard time (gah this year was a really hard time, honestly) and I’m going to give this a try. Specifically, I want to note one thing I was thankful for that keeps coming out of the woodwork in times of need.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Icing
There have been a lot of big changes so far this month. A new school year. A new school, even! A different set of students to see each morning, a different set of teachers to get to know. A different schedule with a different commute. But there’s one big change I wasn’t totally expecting…
Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Get a Therapist)
Finding mental healthcare is so daunting, especially for the people who need it most. I’m not an expert — just a person who has had to find mental healthcare in lots of places lots of times — but it occurred to me that if I could make the nebulous, scary task of finding a therapist a little more concrete, it might be helpful.
There are lots of things that make this task hard. First, you may not know quite what you need and even if you do, you may not know quite where to find it. You may not be sure what to do if you do find it. When I have this many question marks, I tend to procrastinate instead of taking action, even if I’m suffering. Hopefully, these few steps will reduce the number of question marks you have about taking the first step toward finding a therapist.
Pumpkin Cake with Oatmeal Cookie Crust