I'm sitting at work reflecting on the last few days. My current situation has me all kinds of pouty, and I'm ready to choose a different mindset. On Saturday, I ran a 5K which went great! It was a beautiful day, good people & supported a great cause. I even went to a 45-minute cycling … Continue reading Staying Positive Through Injuries
There are thousands of thoughts that zoom through our brains daily. Decisions, ideas, rationalizing, emotions, and judgements. This is the first time I was hyper-aware of the judgements to myself and others.
I woke up this morning still feeling shaken from the Vegas attacks. Such heavy, tragic news makes you feel sad and depleted. Even feelings of guilt arise as I go about my day-today, preparing for vacation, celebrating my mom's birthday today, surrounded by the people I love; while others are in the hospital recovering, still … Continue reading A Sad World: Being Cautious Without Allowing Fear to Overcome
Circa 2014 I was addicted to sugar. When I was unhappy, stressed, bored, or judgemental of myself I would reach for drugstore candy, vending machine snacks, chocolate - whatever I could get my hands on. We'll save the emotional connection to food story for another day, but it became a serious problem. One that escalated … Continue reading Sugar & Flour Free Life: My Story + How to Start
Do you find it difficult to say 'no'? Is it hard for you to say 'no' to someone without having to justify it? Does the phrase 'people pleaser' resonate with you? If so, WELCOME & please keep reading. Everyday we wake up with a certain amount of time and energy, it's up to us to … Continue reading Practicing the Art of Saying No
I've recently become obsessed with watching Marie Forleo's YouTube channel where she talks to gurus, leaders, and experts about a range of topics; usually in the realm of health, bettering yourself, mental health. Today I was watching Tony Robbin's episode and he talked so many delicious topics. I just scribbled down notes, quotes, and ideas the … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Guru
As a millennial woman, I know the comparison game very well. Most of us put on some type of persona when out in public and ESPECIALLY on social media. I'm definitely guilty of scrolling through peers and influencers profiles. I would ask myself: How are they living this lavish life full of materialistic things, travel, perfect … Continue reading Changing Your Perspective: Comparison
On September 11th, 2001, at nine years old, I was at school two blocks away from the World Trade Centers. I was evacuated from my school, submerged in clouds of smoke, and separated from my parents for hours. My daily routines were utterly rearranged by the chaos; I was forced to go to school cities … Continue reading Experiencing Growth in the Wake of Trauma
You may be asking yourself, then why voluntarily go back to a place that seems so dangerous for your mental health? My answer being, it's complicated.
Boundaries are the guidelines we're consciously aware of or make known to let our friends, family, co-workers, peers and strangers know how we want to be treated and set expectation levels. Ultimately, our boundaries align closely with our values to lets others know what is okay & not okay. Setting boundaries can help you feel … Continue reading Setting Boundaries with Those you Love