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
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
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
As fun as the holidays are, they can also be super duper draining. I don't pretend to know the secrets to balancing it all in the best possible way, but I do have some suggestions for having fun and and avoiding feeling bad, mentally or physically. Part of me is creating this post as a… Continue reading Survival Tips for The Holidays
You best believe I waited with baited breath for the official start of Christmas music on 93.9 FM in Chicago! I was with my colleagues on that afternoon of Thursday, November 8th approximately 4:05pm CST; a calendar invite was even sent to remind us all of the glory to come! Admittedly, it was a bit… Continue reading My Top 10 Christmas Songs!
Apostle is a horror film now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Gareth Evans, the film stars the great Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) as the fire and brimstone prophet and religious cult leader, Malcolm. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty & The Beast) plays Thomas Richardson, a former Christian missionary turned possible drug addict. He receives a… Continue reading “Apostle” – A Review
Self-compassion is something that I've been ruminating over more recently. The lack of self-compassion has also been a chronic issue for me for many years. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my therapist for sending me some resources to explore this subject, in particular a blog post by Dr. Kristin Neff, "Why We Need… Continue reading Self-Compassion
The inspiration for this post all started from the movie I watched this weekend. A fairly weak "thriller" film, The Phantom in the Theatre, was something I picked on Netflix because many Asian thriller/horror films are awesome. Though this one was rather corny, I finished it because the cast was so attractive and I loved… Continue reading Asian Beauty
Time for another Smörgåsbord and we're on round III! Enjoy the charcuterie board of topics this week. Shopping The past few weeks were pretty major in terms of sales. I already covered the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The other "major" one barely deserves mention. Amazon's Prime Day. What a massive dumpster fire! In addition to the… Continue reading Smörgåsbord III