The purpose of this newsletter is simple: to help you better connect with yourself. Your people. And your life.
Most topics are around mental health & personal growth and I tend to say shit most people don't consider.
Most of my advice is designed to help you realize your role & from there, realize the power you've had all along to make the changes you want to make in your life.
How This Works:
What you and I have here is a relationship.
And like any relationship, there's a baseline expectation. Say for a romantic couple, a baseline expectation might be "we speak every day".
The baseline expectation I can live up to for you is that once a month, I release a (deep & actionable) feature drop for paying subscribers.
Imagine a micro-book hitting your inbox once a month that helps you get some clarity, find some peace, and do some inner work over the next month.
That's the monthly drop.
The Drops are deep-dive articles that deliver new and different takes on some of our most relevant, impactful life experiences & concerns. Concerns around how we connect with and view ourselves. Other people. And our lives.
The key point here is that the content is different. I'm not here to regurgitate Instagram memes and blog posts from the Google.
I'm here to point out what's missing from the conversation. I'm here for nuance. To challenge popular perspectives and to support people in opening up to a new way of looking at issues where your current way of looking at them may be harming you more than helping.
The Drops will also be action-oriented. Be it with journal prompts, checklists, worksheets, etc. It will give you something to think about, with an added option of something to do about it.
These drops combine a mixture of research + personal experience to give you insight into how to connect better with yourself, your people, and your life.
As long as the topic is relevant to your current situation, it will be worth the read.
That is the baseline expectation.
But something else that's true of real relationships is that we often get to exceed those baseline expectations.
This is where the magic happens. With the date nights. The love notes. The surprise gifts. The breakfast in bed. And so on. We get the sprinkles on top, when we have the energy and ability to add them in.
In addition to the monthly drops, I know I'll feel inspired to send something else. Sometimes I just get excited and have some shit to say. Something to give. Some conversations to have. Some questions to ask. Some spoons to speak to you directly.
And I know myself well enough to know I shouldn't put it on a schedule.
So, the sprinkles:
- You can expect smaller "food for thought" and "I don't know who needs to hear this" pieces delivered right to your inbox when it feels relevant
- You can expect me to open the floor on occasion for direct Q&A
- You can expect me to consider your requests for topics for feature drops & smaller pieces
- You can expect me to hear/see what might be valuable and come up with ways to offer that over time
- All monthly drops are for paying subscribers only ($4/m or $40/year USD).
- Inspired posts will be mixed for free & paying subs
"Who Are You?"
My name is Tori. Click here to follow me on TikTok & learn more about me.
I hate writing personal bios as much as the next person. I don't want to tell you what to think of me. Experience me and decide for yourself.
"Why Should I Trust You?"
I'm a random person on the internet. And we're going to be touching on some of the most important key ingredients of your identity, your relationships, and your life.
You shouldn't trust me. I don't live your life. I don't share your experience or know the nuances of it. Therefore, I don't know what's best for you, specifically.
I'm not here to give you the "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts" of your life, no matter how convicted I may seem in my opinion at any given point. It is just that - my opinion.
I'm here to give you options that you might find feel true, productive, and healing to you.
Trust yourself to decide, though.
Your life is yours to create. I'm just a resource.
So if what I write feels true and relevant and useful to you, you're invited to use it.
If it validates and challenges you in the right ways, then trust yourself to notice that & move through the content accordingly.
If it feels harmful, again, trust that.
If it feels invalidating and challenges you in the wrong ways, trust that.
That just means we aren't a good fit right now and that's okay. Maybe later.
Either way, I'm not here to hurt you. I'm here to support you.
And that means I support you in trusting yourself. Don't trust me.
Alright, is that everything?
I think that's everything for now.