Raise your hand if today is the most Mondayest Tuesday ever? I am back at work today, and reflecting on this weekend quite a bit! My weekend was filled with laughter, friends, family, Christmas movies, hugs, jokes, and new memories; but also caused a shift in my normal routine, increased cravings, self criticism, and pressure … Continue reading T’WAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
We are officially in the mist of the holiday craziness. Instead of the letting the stress takeover, I’m using this time to get my mindset rock solid. Being in recovery means having more freedom, and freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. What’s coming up this weekend for you? Parties? Work potlucks? Happy Hours? My … Continue reading Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness
My body gets so used to go-go-go pace that I tend to sacrifice REST. When writing my December Goals, I realized that in order to stay consistently mindful, productive, and present; I need to prioritize my recovery. A huge piece of my recovery is rest. There are so many things we may need a rest from: … Continue reading IMPORTANCE OF REST & SLEEP
I was on the subway this morning, and the two women next to me were talking about their New Year’s resolutions. I'm not the traditional New Year's resolution fan, partially because I brainwashed myself for YEARS that "this upcoming year would be my time to lose weight, get fit, and drink more water." Instead of … Continue reading GOODBYE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS & HELLO WORD OF THE YEAR!
There are the typical fears of heights, blood, spiders, etc; but today I'm going to discuss one of my deeper rooted fears. One that I didn't notice immediately and disregarded until I came face-to-face with it a few weeks ago (read about that here). Out of all of the fears I've overcome in the past … Continue reading Love, Unknowingness & Embracing the Fear of Losing Control
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
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