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  • Consider with Nina Doering

    Consider with Nina Doering

    1   What does self-care look like to you?

    1   Self-care equates to boundaries. I feel like I'm finally at the point where I can recognize when I'm ruminating, comparing myself to others, or playing a familiar mental game that does not serve me. And self-care looks like having boundaries in terms of how much space I'll let those things take up in my life; how much space anything that isn't empowering and serving me I am allowing to have in my life.

       

     

       

    2   Describe an art form/medium that piques your interest and why. 

    2   Graphic and visual design because of its combination of objectivity and subjectivity. I love that there are rules and theories but different visions. I’m driven by a desire to create harmony from chaos, perhaps due to growing up in a chaotic household. And that is what design is really all about: taking chaos and creating a harmonious, cohesive visual design that successfully communicates a message and does so beautifully.

     

     

    3   What makes you feel safe?

    3   Having space in my life for self-expression. As long as I have that, I know I'll be okay. And that can look so different day-to-day. Sometimes that's through physical activity, writing/journaling, listening to a new album, or watching a new movie. Anything that is an expression of something I enjoy makes me feel fulfilled, centered, and at peace.

     

     

    4   Do you have any rituals?

    4   I do pilates and Gua Sha every morning. I'm also an obsessive matcha drinker. I also try to end every day by taking a walk and spending some time cuddling with my cats. 

     

     

    5   What are you most thankful for?

    5   The friendships and relationships in my life, particularly the women in my life, all inspire me in various ways. I would not be anywhere without them.

     
     
     
     
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  • Consider with Emily Ridings

    Consider with Emily Ridings
    Making things has always been my safe space, especially early on when I didn’t have a name for introversion and my sensitive, cerebral nature felt awkward around people. Now I recognize that those parts of me are my superpowers of expression.
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  • Consider with Cassie Arden

    Consider with Cassie Arden
    I am in a nest of love. Soft blue opens as a jungle reaches his paw towards my face. Both beg me not to go. I kiss their foreheads, my feet kiss the floor,
    rainbows dance on the walls.
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  • Consider with Micaela Hughes

    Consider with Micaela Hughes
    I don’t naturally have a servant's heart, but I have been loved by so many people in my life during really challenging times. When people constantly open their homes and show up when needed, I feel the most inspired. I find the more you do it, the more you want to do it, and are naturally inclined to put others before yourself.
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