My New Perspective on Work/Life Balance

We often hear of this pursuit of the ultimate work/life balance. The concept of making sure we are not burning the candle at both ends, and putting the “right” amount of effort into each area of our lives so that we have this feeling of being balanced in our lives.   I pursued it. I […]

3 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Damn Head

If you’ve been following my sporadic social media updates as of late, you know that there have been a LOT of recent changes in my life. New relationship status New place to call home New living situation New job Suffice to say, just getting through this past couple of months has been a bit of […]

Easing Into 2017

I’ve noticed something during the first 1/2 of 2017. It’s been a bit…bumpy. I definitely feel more at peace and like I’m in a much better headspace than I was in 2016. And truth be told, 2016 for me was quite a fantastic year, but it still had more than its fair share of tougher […]

Thinking of those New Year Resolutions? Read This First

2017 officially begins tomorrow! I can’t help but feel a bit excited when a new year is about to begin. I used to get caught up in the pressure of making so many goals and resolutions that I’d wind up having this LONG list of vague and unrealistic goals for the year. Some examples of past […]

What Has Heavy Lifting Taught Me?

It has been 4 years since I first picked up a barbell with heavy weights. And in those 4 years I have learned a LOT. I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of heavy lifting, but more importantly, I’ve learned a lot about myself. So today, I want to share with you the 4 things […]

What’s Your Legacy?

I’ve recently started reading a new book for my personal development. The book is called “Living Forward” by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. It discusses this concept of life planning, and gives practical tips on how to make a life plan that actually makes sense.   I haven’t dived too deep into the book yet, […]

10 Things I’ve Learned (So Far) Being a Stepmom

It was just over 2 years ago when I went on a date with my partner and he told me that he had a young daughter, who wasn’t quite 2 at the time. My initial thought was “holy shit, what have I just gotten myself into?” But something just felt right with this guy, and […]

Once ______ happens, life will be better.

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us. It’s certainly happened to me, on multiple occasions, and very recently. Telling myself that once _________ happens, my life will be better. I’ll be able to relax, I’ll be less stressed, I’ll be able to work toward my goals. But only after this particular thing happens. And […]

Can We Stop With Body Shaming Already?

It’s time for a bit of a rant. Fat shaming is NOT cool. Skinny shaming is NOT cool. Muscle shaming is NOT cool. Basically, putting others bodies down in an effort to make yourself feel better is just NOT cool! So why are we still doing it? It’s a trend I’ve seen on social media and […]

Want Nothing At All? Keep Up The All Or Nothing Approach

I tend to dive into things. Headfirst, all-in, no holds barred. When I commit to something, I give it my all. The classic all or nothing approach. What can I say? I get really excited about things, and when I do, I want to give it my all! There can be issues with that though. Why? Because LIFE […]