Hi, I’m Joscelyn
I live on the east coast and I’m married with four kids and a dog. Writing, teaching, and helping are my main passions but I love to create in any and every way.
I over-empathize, over-plan, and set extremely high expectations for myself. Saying ‘no’ is nearly impossible for me, I suffer from exhausting guilt and shame, and anxiety is my basic state of being.
Working along my own journey to feeling real, sustainable happiness has included journaling, meditation, yoga, therapy, and practicing self-awareness. Helping other people is fulfilling for me, it’s another way I’m able to unravel my own needs and discover more about myself and what brings me joy.
I live on lattes, champagne, chocolate, reruns of Friends, and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
Why I Started The Midday Latte
The middle of the day is a busy time for most people. It’s not always convenient to take a break and focus on ourselves. But what tastes better than a midday latte? A warm cup just brings the slow down. We feel it deep in our bones, the comfort, the relaxation, the entitlement. We know, sipping that delicious latte, that we deserve to feel exactly as content as we feel in that very moment.
We deserve to feel happy.
Taking time to care for ourselves always feels good. But we put it off because we think we have more important things to do. We convince ourselves there’s no time, or no benefit to slowing down and sitting with ourselves.
But sitting with ourselves, listening to our thoughts, feelings, and needs, doesn’t have to take all day. It doesn’t have to inconvenience the rest of our lives.
Checking in only takes 10 minutes. A quick midday latte, to keep yourself on track.
Committing to 10 minutes of self-reflection each day will bring clarity to exactly what you need to feel happy. And what you need to sustain a happy life, which doesn’t mean absent aches, pains, anxieties, and troubles, but instead means incorporating practices that allow us to process the events of our lives in a way that promotes strength and growth.
Self-care is as necessary as water and oxygen. It keeps you healthy and allows you to be your best self.
What You’ll Find
Here’s what you’ll find at The Midday Latte
Weekly content exploring how to identify our deepest feelings, break out of old habits and patters, and communicate our needs in a healthy way via:
Each newsletter will be a curation of the weeks content as well as additional resources I’ve found helpful in my own journey.
If you want interactive content, I will be posting journal questions and deep dive content on Instagram and Twitter.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. I look forward to the growth we’ll share along the way.
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