Hi! I’m Katy, and welcome to Saturday Spent Well. I’m so glad you could join me!

I am a writer, based in Chicago, Illinois, and a lover of technology and holistic health. My goal is to find some mindfulness in this digital age, without losing sight of the future, and to help others do the same. Saturday Spent Well is my digital manifestation of this goal.

Wait… how does that work? 

It revolves around the ongoing conversation about mental health. I started on the path of mental health awareness in December of my senior year of college when I was graced with my first panic attack. After that, I hauled my mental health close to the front of my radar. I’m a firm believer that everyone’s should be, and I’m hoping this space can help.

Okay, but who are you?

I’m so happy you asked! During the day, I am a digital project manager for a very cool company. Outside of my 9-to-5, I am a writer who dabbles in a fair number of things. On here, I write mostly about mental health, mindfulness, and tying wellness into your business practices.

I am, however, a historian by training, and wanted to be a forensic anthropologist (yes, like Bones) when I grew up. So I pursued what continues to make me happy – writing and learning new things about old stuff. I geek out hard over natural history museums and ancient ruins, and I still play with the idea on occasion. It’s never too late, right?

I am a cellist + general music lover, a reader, a coffee addict believer, and super close to my large, loud, independent!woman-filled Midwestern family. I lived in California for a few years and have friends, who are family, still there. My dinner party guest list includes (but is not limited to) Alan Rickman, Ken Robinson, Anthony Bourdain, E. Jean Carroll, Michelle Obama, and Yo-Yo Ma.

So why am I on the Internet and not in a desert somewhere?

Simple. I love humanity. I like connection and community. I’m on a quest to help myself and others gain back some of that connection and community through this space and this work.

Shall we take the next step together? Subscribe to the right (to the right) and you’ll get to know what I’m sharing right away! 

I can’t wait to get to know you. Xx