5 Ways To Survive Halloween

Halloween is less than a week away, and for many of us that means getting dressed up, likely going to a party (or two), and candy…lots and lots of tiny candy. If I’m honest, I don’t really care much for Halloween. I don’t particularly like getting dressed up and I’m not the biggest fan 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 […]

A Dog’s Guide to Relaxing

I have some extra time off from work, which means a bit of extra time to relax. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a hard time truly relaxing. If I’m watching a movie, I’m usually working on a puzzle or writing at the same time (which is exactly what I’m doing right […]

Does Your Ritual Serve a Purpose?

Rituals are a powerful thing. Rituals are those activities we engage in out of habit, something that we do as a result of something else we’ve done. These personal rituals can be a wonderful thing, especially a morning ritual that starts your day off on the right foot. One woman I admire for her morning […]

Do You Live In A Mindset of “Should”?

How many times a day do you live in a mindset of I should?  I should be exercising. I should be more patient. I should plan my meals…I should be happier, I should be more positive, I should be more forgiving…   Oh, and don’t forget the equivalents to the I should…such as I must, need, have […]

Are You Feeling Burnt-Out and Stressed?

We are constantly juggling multiple commitments: our career, our family, our friends, our personal goals. There is always something that we could be doing next, another task on the to-do list that can be done. I’m a planner, so thinking of the future is something that I am constantly doing…constantly thinking about what’s next.   […]

Are You Attaching “Conditions” To Your Self-Worth?

I will be happy once I’ve lost these last 5lb… I will feel better once I’ve increased my muscle tone… I need to keep my place clean or people will judge me… I just need to fit into these jeans again and I’ll feel better… Once I get abs, I’ll be able to relax…   […]

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 […]

“Relax” – It’s Not A Bad Word

It’s Sunday evening. The typical weekend chores are done, meals are prepped, I’m ready for the week ahead. Now it’s finally time to relax. At this point, a few different scenarios often happen: Scenario 1: I sit on the couch and without even thinking about it, I’m reaching for my phone to browse through Instagram […]

2015 In Review

2015 was one of those years that I’m going to look back on and think: “that was a year of many tests, challenges, and personal struggles.” Now, you may be thinking, “wow, that sounds like she had a pretty shitty year.” In some ways, it definitely had its share of shitty moments, but hindsight is […]