Greetings, 2018! I am long overdue for a regular self check-in, and oftentimes when that’s the case, it can be difficult to get the reflective juices flowing. With that in mind, I’m going to utilize an article recently published on mindbodygreen as a prompt! I’ve done similar exercises with these types of articles before, and I… Read More First Formal Check-In of 2018!
I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I will fully acknowledge that when I experience anxiety, it is because I have chosen to do so. Hear me out–I’m not saying that I intentionally choose to feel anxious, but I do indirectly inflict anxiety upon myself through my own thoughts, perceptions and behaviors. For instance, when… Read More The Self-Inflicted Causes of My Anxiety, and What I’m Doing to Overcome It All
There’s a huge part of me that hates to admit how instrumental exercise and nutrition are to my happiness. I’ll admit, I haven’t read Intuitive Eating, but I’ve followed numerous instagrammers who discuss the tenets of intuitive eating and highlight their own struggles and wins in this arena. A year or so ago, I desperately… Read More Intuitive Eating: Expectations vs. Reality
When you type “know thyself” into Google, you can see that this quaint little aphorism has been a part of the lexicon for ages. We’re talking since Ancient Greek times, people! I like to think that the pervasiveness of this phrase speaks volumes about its importance. After all, you are the only person on this… Read More Know Thyself: Staying in Touch with the Ever Changing You
I’d been giddily looking forward to going to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving since my mom booked the plane tickets in August. Whenever the boyfriend and I spend a weekend at my parents’ house, it feels like a vacation. We relax, eat awesome food, play tennis and swim if it’s warm outside, cuddle with my… Read More How Not to Have a Mindful Holiday
I recently hit a mental plateau with my exercise routine. Maybe I’m approaching a physical plateau as well, who knows. Anywho, I’ve long sought out exercise as a way to blow off steam, reduce stress, and center myself amidst the demands of school, work, and life in general. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this… Read More What Exercise Means to Me These Days
I’ve been able to sense several shifts occurring over the past few weeks. I’ve been vaguely aware that I’ve been nearing a milestone in personal growth, maybe even several at once. It’s been incredibly energizing to sense this change and to embrace it, despite my inability to put my finger on it. I trusted that… Read More Saturday Morning Musings: Change Is In the Air