Try your hand at a contemporary hand embroidery pattern in this free step-by-step beginner’s tutorial.
Asking for help may be hard, but the reward is so much greater than fearing the ask.
Cushy held it’s first annual retreat for the contributor community and Erin shares insights into the experience.
New contributor Jessica brings creative ways to use essential oils in your everyday life. From freshening up the air in your bathroom, car or even a plane, to helping strengthen and lengthen your lashes, here are six simple hacks to help in your home.
Hannah reconnects with and embraces her inner creative.
A sweet and simple guide to navigating a creative career change :)
Three downloadable wallpapers for your computer or phone! For free! Wow!
Danielle talks about taking a comedy class and killing her first comedy set!
New community member Rachael Gallegos teams up with Erin to discuss writer's block: how it happens and ways they see themselves out of their funk.
Samantha teaches us all how to make a blanket force safe space to deal with the next three years under the Trump regime.
Melanie is here to give tips on a fun and thoughtful gift for the holiday season: mini succulents!
Erin talks with Ramona Teo, one of the collaborators on the Jade Oracle project - a powerful divination deck featuring ancient dieties and symbols of ancient Mexico.
Erin talks zines and zine culture and the power of low tech art in 2017.
Adriana is gettin' crafty with a tutorial on how to make a wire crochet bracelet.
Melanie has a tip for all you writer types: make a playlist for your novel. Brilliant!
Intimidated by writing poetry? Have no fear! Melanie leads us through a fun and creative way to create poems from cut up verses.
Adriana discusses creative entreprenuership, getting fair pay, when it's ok to work for free, and the problem of working for exposure.
Adriana gives readers a step-by-step guide on making your own homemade pom-pom rug
Do you feel constrained by money or time or some other obstacle, but are burning to give something to a cause you care about? Melanie discusses her creative way to contribute through art & making.
Part I discusses a humble connection to nature, living sustainably, and familial bonds with farming.
Nakia Heard chats with Erin on her art, what inspires her, and advice for living a more creative life
Break internal barriers and practice writing consistently. With practice comes action. Amplify your voice.
Nat talks collage, making, and creative thinking.
Erin would rather be making stuff - but then again, who wouldn't?
Erin muses on National Craft Month.
This playlist, curated by Hannah, is an antidote to mansplainers, whitesplainers, self-effacement and self-doubt.
Lori discusses ways we can all be more inclusive in our every day lives.
Danielle discusses some unexpected manifestations of her pregnancy.
Marina interviews healer Melina Laroza-Roth about healing and energy work.
Newest Cushy contributor Andrea talks about her journey to happiness and the tools and people who have helped her along the way.
“I would be lying if I said I haven’t been waiting for this moment my entire life. Who’d have imagined that after 30 years on this planet – 30 revolutions around the sun – I would finally find you.”
Danielle discusses some simple yet effective at-home remedies for every day illnesses and ailments.
A Journey of Affirmation, Confirmation, and Acceptance - Part II.
Liz shares thoughts from her recent trip to the UK and how she feels it has changed her.
Part I in a multipart series discussing mental health, identity, and self-care through the lens of Rachael’s struggles, and the path to acknowledgment and acceptance.
Marina invites us on her hair journey, from feeling like she needed to “fix” her curls, to embracing and rocking them.
For Mother’s Day, Danielle reflects on forgiving unwell maternal figures and moving forward.
You know those week that just don’t go as planned? Sam’s May article asks us to be kinder to ourselves, especially when we’re anxious or stressed, instead of beating ourselves up and feeling worse.
A Cushy collaboration on our favorite things about Spring.
Spring is about to show us how beautiful it is to let new things grow.
Nat discusses life post-grad and transitioning into the next phase of her life.
In honor of Mothers’ Day and all the moms out there who struggle with self-care, I asked Carol Holguin about her Body to Soul approach to coping with anxiety and stress. (It’s great for non-moms, too!) Our interview covers the basics of what Body to Soul™ is, why it works, and how you can implement parts of this approach to regain harmony in your own life.
Danielle discusses the importance of knowing your body, your cycle, and yourself.
New mothers can face huge shifts in identity and emotional upheaval as they enter motherhood. Therapeutic journaling can ease them through that transition and remain a touchstone for emotional wellness and overall health. Find out why, and then try three prompts to get you started.
Liz opens up about her current bout with depression and acknowledges that she's not doing well.
To celebrate February, the month of love, Marina invites you to be a rebel and focus on loving the most important person in your Universe: yourself.
Activist and fisherman Elma Burnham on creating space for women in maritime industries, coming around to feminism, and emotional labor at fish camp.
Carli speaks truth about Soul Mates, and recounts her heart-opening experiences with love as an intuitive.
"When I turned my camera on my kids, on me struggling with my kids, I was making ammunition. I was striking matches. Something burning in my chest came alive and fanned its wings at the thought of making people look at me, not at my best as a mother, but at my worst."
Danielle talks about common health misconceptions, the truth about these myths, and how to spot false information.