Trader Joe’s Essentials

  If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that Trader Joe's is one of the happiest places on earth (stealing Disney's tagline, not even mad about it). If you don't believe me, you obviously haven't been there or you were cranky that day because they have the BEST customer service, high quality … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Essentials

Power of the Scale

I've been thinking a lot recently how much power the scale holds over me. I don't want to make a generalization, but it seems to be this way for most woman, no matter what age, size, race, etc. The only way I can think of describing the feeling is in a metaphor. Weight and that … Continue reading Power of the Scale

My Summer Essentials

With summer approaching, so does a different routine. Bye-bye to heavy sweaters, boots, hot coffee, or needing to convince myself to brace for the cold weather. Hello to sun, the beach, shorts, tan skin and yummy drinks! I don't have any crazy out-of-this-world trips this summer, I really like to hang back and explore New … Continue reading My Summer Essentials


One of the most important aspects of my life is my friendships and connections, but it can be hard to make new connections. See my experiences when expanding my friendship circle, reconnecting with friends from the past, and strengthening my current relationships.

Mastering Habits

Habits are an interesting thing. We have productive, unhealthy, supportive, conscious and unconscious habits. 40% of the actions we perform EVERYDAY aren't actual decisions, but habits. Think about that. What do your habits say about you?

The Importance of Self Care

I am a huge proponent, supporter, and preacher of the benefits of self-care. The best investment you will ever make is in yourself, and taking the plunge into making self-care a priority will encourage change, growth, reflection and learning.

How to be Flexible when you Like Structure

I'll come out and admit it - I LOVE a routine. It's consistent, low risk, and prevents any unforeseen events from occurring. But, as with most habits or rituals, we can't live our in this strict structure mindset 100% of the time - because it's LIFE and that becomes boring!

What’s Holding Me Back From Not Reaching My Goals

I read this really great article "5 Life-Changing Questions To Ask Yourself When You’re Feeling Unmotivated" and I thought about my goals in different areas of my life. Thought it would be interesting to try to identify the behaviors/attitudes/etc that are holding me back from reaching my goals!


Oh hello Internet friends (or jut myself for now!) I figured something would be good for me to have some minimal accountability on this journey. Not accountability for weight loss, perfection, a perfect size, etc - but for maintenance, acceptance, peace of mind, and happiness.