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?
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
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!
It's been a while, friends. Sorry for the lax posting. December was incredibly busy for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly and was actually far less drained than I would have expected. That said, I'm relieved that the celebrations are dwindling and at the moment, I have no plans for New Year's Eve. I'm totally… Continue reading Thoughts on Resolutions
Hi all. Forgive the lack of posting in the first week of December. I've been a little busy and in the earlier part of the week, was under the weather (of course the same week as my work parties). Still, they were an absolute blast! We hosted a fun, successful cocktail party in the office… Continue reading Quick Catch Up!
If you know me, this may surprise you. You may even disagree. The truth is that I am an extroverted introvert. An introvert can be defined as a shy, reticent person. That's not the case for me. I am socialable, outgoing, and very far from shy. Some may consider me gregarious and really open. All of… Continue reading The Joys and Challenges of Being an Extroverted Introvert