January, for my line of work, is busy season! And as exciting and energizing as it is, it can be very difficult to "turn it off" and quiet my mind. Think about it: you're suddenly laying in bed attempting to lull yourself to sleep after a jam packed day full of meetings, emails, and phone… Continue reading How Do You Quiet Your Mind?
This week, I decided to check out a newer series on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Seeing the words, "tidying up" immediately caught my attention because while I'm certainly not at an OCD level of tidiness, I really like for my personal spaces to be neat, both and home and work. Marie Kondo is a decluttering guru,… Continue reading I Tried The KonMari Method
I've always thought that eating disordered behavior functions much like an addiction given that your brain activity and patterns can directly correlate to the type of disordered eating behaviors you exhibit and how you recover. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, "Researchers have identified specific neurobiological differences in the brains of people with anorexia,… Continue reading Disordered Eating: The Brain vs. The Power of Will
I'm frustrated. At this point, I'm frustrated by the bodily pain I feel every day. I know I'm lucky and that many have it worse than I do. But I consider myself a generally healthy person. I eat well and exercise 2-4 times a week. I know I could increase that, probably, but the chronic… Continue reading Experiments in Pain Management
I always look forward to Pantone's announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color… Continue reading Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!
As some of you know, I had been dealing with an estrangement from my father that began in October 2017. Through the latter part of 2018, I sought out help in order to deal with this, because I wasn't dealing at all. I was struggling with it to the point where I couldn't deny how… Continue reading A Reunion
January is naturally a time for introspection and reflection for a lot of people (I covered this in my post about resolutions). This includes thinking about health. After a routine doctor's appointment, it was suggested that I have a follow up appointment to investigate my health further. Spoiler alert: I'm totally fine, yay! After the… Continue reading An Exercise in Gratitude
One of the things I keep hearing from family and friends regarding goals for 2019 is saving more money. I am no different. I've been thinking about this and doing some research on how to approach my personal finances with this goal in mind. I believe it takes a lot of work; changing unsuccessful habits… Continue reading Saving Money
One of the more interesting (at least to me) hobbies I've developed of late is puzzling. I've noticed some of my friends doing jigsaw puzzles, so a few days before Christmas, I went to Old Orchard Mall to run a few errands and make some returns. I decided to pop into Barnes & Noble and… Continue reading Puzzling!
One of the biggest victims from our holiday celebrations and merry making is our skin. Many of us increase our intake of sugar, red meat, and alcohol. We frequently wear and (hopefully) remove our makeup for the many parties we attend and we're often not sleeping as soundly as we need to. You may even… Continue reading How I’m Healing My Holiday Skin