Happy Sunday, friends! The last time I wrote an entry, it was at the end of a trying yet illuminating week. It was also the day before my 35th birthday. Just a week after publishing that post, I found myself landing in the South of France (and eventually Italy) with my sisters, embarking on a… Continue reading Who Gets It: Us or Them?
What to do when the news is heavy
Between last week's devastating earthquake that killed more than 41,000 people in Turkey and Syria, this Monday's shooting at Michigan State University that claimed the lives of three students and injured five more, the train derailment in East Palatine, Ohio that released toxic chemicals and now poses great health and environmental risks to community members… Continue reading What to do when the news is heavy
Loving You at Every Shape and Size
TW: weight, weight loss, scale, disordered eating, restricting It's not an overstatement or exaggeration to say that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In fact, I think I was in the 8th grade the first time I joined Weight Watchers and started dieting. I'm sure I was one of the youngest people… Continue reading Loving You at Every Shape and Size
Be less human and more human(e)
My mom raised my sisters and me to always say "good morning" to those we knew and to strangers on the street. She raised us to say "bless you" when someone sneezes. She raised us to follow the Golden Rule: to treat people with kindness and compassion. And somewhere down the line, I started to… Continue reading Be less human and more human(e)
New Year, Same Me, Just Better!
Whew! It has been 2 years, 5 months, and 12 days since my last post, but who's counting?! 895 days of ups and downs and highs and lows, of inspiration and then writer's block, of ideas free-flowing from my fingertips only to be swept away by worries of mediocrity and irrelevance. In a world that's… Continue reading New Year, Same Me, Just Better!
Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care When the News Is Difficult
Happy Wednesday, friends! If you've been watching the news or endlessly scrolling on social media, then you're probably feeling just as overwhelmed, stressed, and weary as I am. With every news report and social media post that sparks an array of feelings, I hope you are taking the time to both acknowledge your emotions and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care When the News Is Difficult
Motivational Monday: It’s OK Not To Be OK
Hi, friends! How are you? No, how are you really? It's been awhile, hasn't it? My last post was from March 16th when we were just three short days into quarantining. Businesses were just starting to close and schools were just beginning to prepare for what we all imagined would only be a few weeks… Continue reading Motivational Monday: It’s OK Not To Be OK
Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs
I have a friend who is so terrified of literally everything, she practically sits at home and hibernates. She's even rarely willing to engage in serious conversations because she's afraid of the possible outcome. Sometimes it gets to the point where she sabotages her own relationships. Now, if you're thinking "this doesn't sound like much… Continue reading Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs
Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings
Happy Monday, friends! It has been exactly 101 days since my last post, and while I never intended to take a break, particularly one this long, I need you to know that it was needed in a way I didn't realize or expect. And it's probably no surprise that my return is one day after… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings
Motivational Monday: Leave Fear Behind
Happy Motivational Monday, friends! It's hard to believe this is the last motivational post of 2016, but I'm so thankful we've made it to this day. Friends, as I write this post, I have to admit I am EXHAUSTED! Not because I hosted Christmas brunch yesterday (though that might be a tiny contributor),… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Leave Fear Behind