Nathalie Peña

I’m a 23-year-old from Washington Heights who loves some things that happen to be green - matcha, sustainability, and exploring the city with mindless walks in nature. You thought I would say money didn’t you?
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Why You Should Have a Contemplating-My-Life Corner

Whether you’ve realized it or not, you have dedicated spots for sleeping, working, and casually lounging. You may do all of these activities in the same spot all day every day because of accessibility and/or a profound comfort level for that one spot. However, if you’re lucky enough to have the extra leeway to create…

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Instagram Pages Dedicated to the Wellness of People + the Planet

Wellness involves more than our individual self-care practices. Intersectional environmentalism sums up that the wellness of people is inextricably linked to the wellness of our planet. There are countless voices who are sharing wisdom, art, and facts to prove that taking care of all people contributes to a healthier earth. The following Instagram pages are…

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How to Make the Most Out Of Your Home, According to An Apartment Therapy Contributor

Moving apartments, rearranging furniture, and/or designing from scratch can be a messy experience — literally and figuratively. It is however some of the ways to make home feel like home, especially when having to stare at its walls for what seems like 24/7.  Writer and interior stylist, Dominique Gebru, knows how to make a small…

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These Creatives Will Motivate You to Get Moving This AM

Finding the motivation to head outside — even for just a simple walk — has been weighing on me for the past month. The way out of that funk was reaching out to womxn I admire. One thing to know about the following creatives is that they make time to take care of themselves with…

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Finding Your Why is Hard but Helpful

Having a career takes up a big chunk of our time so none of us want it to feel like a chore. Finding your why is one of those big questions that circle throughout our whole lives. It can carry an unnecessary amount of weight that pressures us to constantly be in search of what…

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Wellness Tips I’m Taking on Future Travels

*Disclaimer: We are aware of the state of the world we’re in right now. We encourage you to do research before traveling and taking any safety precautions necessary* Traveling isn’t accessible to the masses, especially considering the state that our world is in right now. But the moment you finally get to take that trip…

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What to Do If You Find Yourself Spiraling, According to a Therapist

My idea of a therapy session involves a quick self-evaluation of my many mood swings and sometimes spiraling anxiety. The collective confusion all of our communities are facing right now is testing my own (un-certified) therapy skills even more. For any of you who prefer confronting and facing your own issues — all by yourself…

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Virtual Distancing in the Name of Self-Care

As if we weren’t all struggling enough with physical social distancing. Virtual distancing may be the absolute last thing on anyone’s mind to do right now. I’m not suggesting throwing all your technology against the wall, packing your bags with two of your favorite monochromatic looks to help camouflage perfectly in your new humble abode…

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Why Connecting with People is Your Greatest Self-Care Tip

As we go into the year 2020, more people will be working as freelancers or entrepreneurs; in fact, 36% of the U.S. workforce freelanced in 2017! With this statistic comes the thought that more people will be working from home and cafes while sporting earbuds to block off any and all distractions, and I can’t…

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