Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, yummy food, and lots of resting!
I recently got to thinking about the ghosts of my Thanksgiving past. Friends, dates, crushes, co-workers, that at one point were extremely important to me, that are now no longer on my radar. I’ve been ghosted and I’ve ghosted. What I noticed about myself in all of this, is that I held onto a lot of anger and hurt from being ghosted. And when I ghosted someone, it was an “easy out” for me to avoid speaking my truth to that person. Can you relate?
I decided to poll my friends and family and came to the realization that the majority of my loved ones have been ghosted. I’m talking about being ghosted by a best friend, a college roommate, a parent, or a hot date. Really hurtful, painful stuff. The one common thread I noticed is that “The Ghosted” didn’t feel like they had the right to express their anger and hurt with “The Ghoster”. Anger is healthy when expressed, but when suppressed causes resentment...
As a child, my favorite Disney character was Winnie the Pooh. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed a pretty princess any day of the week, but I was drawn to Pooh Bear and felt very connected to his stories.
Pooh Bear is cute, calm, and lovable. He likes honey and never judges his protruding tummy. Given that I am also a lover of sweets and have my own protruding tummy (that I was always told to suck in) it is no coincidence that I have always been drawn to a character that feels familiar.
It's been almost 25 years and I'm still in awe of the sweet bear, Pooh, who lives in the Hundred Acre Woods. I feel awe because the lessons that I learned at five years old feel more relevant and necessary today than ever.
One day, Pooh, Piglet, and Rabbit spotted Eeyore stuck in the river with no way to get out. Rabbit starts to think quickly and comes up with lots of options to get Eeyore out of the river. Piglet begins to worry with no solution in sight. Finally, Pooh doesn't even take a beat and...
How’s your week going? I hope that you’ve had a week filled with ease and flow.
This past week, I’ve been really struggling. I’ve been feeling down, depressed, and totally in my head. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been constantly second guessing myself. Recently I've felt like I've been out of sync with my body and soul.
Do you ever notice that you are going through the motions of life and that you aren’t totally present? Feeling disconnected not only feels uncomfortable, but it straight-up sucks. Do ya feel me?
Several years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to even label my feelings. I would've taken all my unnamed angst and would've put myself on a diet. The reason I would do this, was because I believed that my unwanted feelings would go away if I were just thinner.
I thought that being thinner would mean no more discomfort, no more heartache, and most importantly, an easier, more elegant life. Have you ever felt like if your body was just a certain wa...
What does it mean to invest in yourself? Investing in yourself may look like a new wardrobe to go with your new job. Or it could mean investing in higher education or your 401K. But, have you ever thought about the idea of making smaller, but impactful investments in yourself everyday?
Do most of your days feel "meh", overwhelming, stressful, or boring? I promise you, I can relate. What if I told you that I've found easy ways to channel those feelings? Could you believe that you can turn stress, boredom, or that feeling of "meh" into fun and pleasure? Girl, don't fall out yo' chair- I've got tips for you!
Here are 5 tips on how to invest in yourself everyday aka make your day feel fabulous:
1. Wake up with an attitude of "Baby, I'm worth it!"
When you open your eyes in the morning, is your first thought, "I'm so tired, fuck this day"? And then surprise, surprise you spill coffee on your blouse, you give everyone the stank eye, and you feel like shit? Best believe, I've...