Stress Management & Self Compassion

Good morning all. What a week it has been. I took a mental health day earlier in the week due to my stress levels hitting fever pitch. All of the stress I was feeling was essentially self-imposed, but it was not any less real or painful to me. It's a pattern I'm familiar with. When… Continue reading Stress Management & Self Compassion

Free Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU On President's Day, I made a rare excursion to the movie theatre to see a movie I was only made aware of the day before, called Free Solo. Produced by National Geographic, this film documents professional rock climber, Alex Honnold's, successful ascent to the top of El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face, located in… Continue reading Free Solo

Experiments in Pain Management

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

So You Think You Can Weekend?

Hello dear friends! Apologies for the delay, but she's been celebrating for the gods this week, so much so that by the end of it all, I was shakier than Liza Minnelli on a boat. That's okay though. It was worth it and I'll be continuing to recoup today. Brace yourself for a long one,… Continue reading So You Think You Can Weekend?

Fall is Hygge

Fall is the greatest season in the year. While there are elements to enjoy about all the seasons, nothing gives me hygge (a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment) the way that fall does. So, in honor of it swiftly approaching, I thought… Continue reading Fall is Hygge

My 3 New Obsessions

What obsessions are reigning queen in my world right now? Let's break it down! Jonathan Van Ness! The "Groomer" on Queer Eye. Also, the genius behind Gay of Thrones. Also just the light of social media, topping my "most searched list" these days. He's by far the most flamboyant of the Fab 5 and there… Continue reading My 3 New Obsessions

Lazy Sunday

I finally got out of bed today! I had so much fun yesterday at the Cubs game with my lovely, hilarious, and generous friend, Danielle. I was very fortunate to experience the 1914 Club with its exceptionally good food (I had a veggie burger and arugula salad with gorgonzola and peanuts), lot of vodka sodas,… Continue reading Lazy Sunday