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Hi! I’m Vanessa…although some call me V. I’m a wannabe hippie and aspiring mental wellness guru with a passion for plants and all things essential oils. I created Mindfully V as an online space to inspire mental wellness and personal growth through self-care, self-discovery, and natural healing. Here I share my everyday experiences with managing mental

health, some of my go-to natural healing remedies, essential oil tips and tricks, and some of the life lessons I’ve learned through my own never-ending journey towards wellness. I strongly believe that embracing your full range of emotions and channeling the Earth’s natural energy is essential to well-being and will ultimately bring you closer to embodying mental wellness… continue reading ↠


How to Be a Free Spirit Even Though You Had a Panic Attack 3 Minutes Ago

I think anyone who experiences chronic anxiety can relate to the feeling of wanting to be a carefree soul drifting through life without a worry in the world. Maybe even to the point where you’re having panic attacks about your inability to be free and your relentless sense of worry. I know I do.… continue reading 

Confessions of a 20 Something: On Depression, Anxiety, and How I Learned to Be Okay With Not Being Okay

When I was thinking about writing this blog, I kept asking myself when did this all start? When did I become this person so riddled with depression and anxiety? Did it have something to do with my biological father leaving at a young age? Did it have to do with finding out that my favorite person in the world valued my safety… continue reading 

My Biggest Take Away From Earning a Psychology Degree

I’ve always been fascinated by the mind. From growing up watching Criminal Minds and wanting to be in the BAU to endless true crime documentaries, I was constantly trying to understand the inner workings of the most twisted minds. Why? For the longest time, I didn’t know, but a book I read recently put it all into perspective (TY Book of the Month). I’ve spent my life obsessed with… continue reading 

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How to Be a Free Spirit Even Though You Had a Panic Attack 3 Minutes Ago

Full disclosure: I stole the title of this post from a meme I saw on Instagram and it described me so well that I knew I had to write a post about it. If you know the original author, please let me know so I can give him/her credit. I think anyone who experiences chronic … Continue reading How to Be a Free Spirit Even Though You Had a Panic Attack 3 Minutes Ago

Confessions of a 20 Something: On Depression, Anxiety, and How I Learned to Be Okay With Not Being Okay

When I was thinking about writing this blog, I kept asking myself when did this all start? When did I become this person so riddled with depression and anxiety? Did it have something to do with my biological father leaving at a young age? Did it have to do with finding out that my favorite … Continue reading Confessions of a 20 Something: On Depression, Anxiety, and How I Learned to Be Okay With Not Being Okay

My Biggest Take Away From Earning a Psychology Degree

I’ve always been fascinated by the mind. From growing up watching Criminal Minds and wanting to be in the BAU to endless true crime documentaries, I was constantly trying to understand the inner workings of the most twisted minds. Why? For the longest time, I didn’t know, but a book I read recently put it … Continue reading My Biggest Take Away From Earning a Psychology Degree

How to Take Your First Actionable Step Towards Mental Wellness

It’s intuitive to think that the first step towards mental wellness starts, well, in your mind. That’s true for the most part. You need to recognize that your current mental state is not working for you and decide you want to improve it. However, the first actionable step you need to take is actually physical. … Continue reading How to Take Your First Actionable Step Towards Mental Wellness

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