I am all about getting down to more minimalist lifestyle. I’m not sure if this is because I’m just getting older and chaos just doesn’t look or feel good on me or if I’m just learning to make room for the things that matter (and learning that my latte habit is NOT one of them).
In this process, I have realized that I waste WAY too much space, WAY too much food and WAY too much money. And I don’t make enough to support that type of lifestyle. I’ve been looking for things to help me clean up all of my loose ends and help me be mindful, efficient and decluttered.
In comes Infinity Jars. Continue reading
I’m over it.
After another frustrating day of thinking about what I could and could not eat, what might make me gain five pounds overnight, what may make me swell, what exercises might keep me from sleeping, what supplement I needed to adjust to balance out my hormones, what meditation I needed to do in order to keep from throwing the scale through the bathroom window, I decided to stop resisting and accept this.
“This” is I’m a woman who’s in her 40’s who’s had an undiagnosed thyroid issue for at least 9 years and didn’t demand more answers when they told me nothing was wrong with me. Add in a hysterectomy, adrenal fatigue, weird and strenuous work hours for over a decade and cortisol levels that are now off the chart (it’s safe to say the last 18 months have been THE most stressful years of my life) and I’m now in a body I hardly recognize.
It doesn’t mean I have to stop….well, doing anything. Continue reading
I drink a lot.
I know. It’s Cinco De Mayo and you automatically thought I meant margaritas. Well, I like those too but….
I meant I drink lots of liquids. I love lattes, juice, smoothies, water, coconut water, kool-aid if I make it myself, protein shakes and tequila shots (it’s Cinco De Mayo). With all of the changes I’ve had in my health (and budget) lately, it’s become imperative that I make good, sound choices and consume things that are 1) tasty 2) beneficial to my health wise and 3) cost effective.
So, when I was offered the chance to review Nanami’s green teas as a part of my ambassadorship with FitFluential and participate in their #7DayDrinkGreen challenge, I signed up immediately. Continue reading
I know what my life used to be and what I used to look like.
I’ve fit in a size 4. I’ve fit in a size 24.
I’ve seen marriage. Divorce. Life. Death. Grief. Success. Failure. Popularity. Isolation. I’ve been on my knees playing with my kids and on my knees praying they didn’t die. I’ve been the love and forgive everyone type. I’ve been the lock myself up in the house because I might snap and go to jail today type. And we are just talking my adult life. A majority of it has been just in the last two years.
My body and mind have taken a beating. The hardest blows have been from me; trying to keep up with who I was when I thought I was my “best.”
The truth is when you’ve been broken you can recreate something you’ve never been and that can be better than anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading
Dear Tasha, age 17:
You were so beautiful.
You just didn’t know it.
You had spent your entire life believing the lies you had been fed since early childhood. When family and friends made fun of your skin color, your nose, your introvertedness, your sensitivity, your forehead, your butt, your socioeconomic status, you existed as if only their words mattered. You never looked hard into the mirror you tried to avoid, seeing how amazingly special you really were.
You were a fighter and very few people knew how hard you really had to fight. Continue reading