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
Happy Tuesday friends! If you read my post from Friday, Planning For Success, you knew I had a pretty jammed packed weekend consisting of a lot of tricky obstacles. Overall, I would call it a success! I went in confident, alert, & prepared for unexpected moments to happen. Friday night was the law school graduation … Continue reading Did I Succeed? Weekend Recap & PSA to Quiet the Diet Talk
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 November: To be completely honest I'm relieved November is over. I had extreme highs and lows this month. Certain days I felt great, everything was going my way, and other days I felt competently defeated. I feel like I should be straightforward and honest about this, I haven't been mindful or utilizing basically any … Continue reading HELLO DECEMBER: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS + WHY I’VE BEEN MIA
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!
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
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.
Goodbye August: I have to say this was probably the best, most adventurous, happiest, and freeing summer ever & I'm so sad it's over! My 25th birthday was this month, and it gave me time to reflect and appreciate those around me. Lifestyle: A little shaky this month just because I was so out of my … Continue reading HELLO SEPTEMBER: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS
Anyone else have hectic morning schedules like me? In my old position at work, I had time in the mornings to mindfully make my breakfast: a greek yogurt parfait, oatmeal, etc. These days, the moment I get into the office it's GO TIME with meetings, questions from co-workers, etc. Recently, I've started prepping smoothies in the … Continue reading Recipe: Morning Smoothie