Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness

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

GOODBYE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS & HELLO WORD OF THE YEAR!

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!

Love, Unknowingness & Embracing the Fear of Losing Control

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

A Sad World: Being Cautious Without Allowing Fear to Overcome

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