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What does it take to realize that you need to unplug from life’s daily stresses?

It took a week in the hospital and a hefty bill for me to fully recognize that I was completely bogged down from work and my personal life.

From that moment forward, I decided I would never put myself under so much stress that it would pose a risk to my health. That day, I started practicing the art of unplugging.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine