Mental Health Monday

Parent Holidays For the Parentless

We just had Mother's Day and Father's Day is fast approaching. A lot of don't pay much attention to these holidays. Most of us might just panic about a gift, settle on flowers or a little something nice. But not all of us have two parents. Whether they left or died, some of us see… Continue reading Parent Holidays For the Parentless

Mental Health Monday, What I Mean When I Say

“I Love Summer”

Wait, wait. Didn't I make a post about how I love winter? How can I love winter and also love summer? It's not that big of a surprise, but I don't really have a favorite season as I mentioned in the other article. But my love of summer is a little different than my love… Continue reading “I Love Summer”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, Yoga

Know Your Weak Spot

In the past, we may have spoken about weakness and faults with ourselves. We have yet to discuss knowing our weak spot or spots. And what is a weak spot exactly, as defined for this article? A weak spot is: a place in your life that "goes" first when stress happens. So let's say you… Continue reading Know Your Weak Spot

Mental Health Monday

How To Overwhelm Yourself

Wait, how to overwhelm yourself? Don't I mean how not to overwhelm yourself? Mm, no. I definitely mean "How to overwhelm yourself". Why? Sometimes, we just read about how to avoid overwhelming ourselves and we think, "Well I'm good" because we don't do those things. Sometimes we might even know that we do something but… Continue reading How To Overwhelm Yourself

Motivation, Yoga

Taking Correction

Starts off with one understanding: if you don't switch into a different mentality, it will suck. Before we get to that though, let's break the ice. No one and I mean no one can get through life without being corrected on something. I'm pretty sure that we can't even get to our first birthday without… Continue reading Taking Correction

writing

What Do I use To Write?

And why. All right, so today you guys get to see how old-timey I actually am. I'm a very old-fashioned writer but not because it's cool or hipster. In fact, if you spent any amount of time writing things the way I do you would think I'm crazy. You won't write on anything other than… Continue reading What Do I use To Write?

Mental Health Monday

Talk About Death

Monday's on this blog are starting to become "What rabbit hole did I fall down on YouTube Last Week" articles. On that note, I recently discovered a YouTuber who happens to be a mortician. And talk about death. And what happens afterwards. Boy, did it hook me. First of all, the channel is called Ask… Continue reading Talk About Death

What I Mean When I Say, Yoga

“Today Is A Good Day”

Or maybe it isn't. But I'm saying it is. I'm waking up today and the first thought in my mind that I'm deliberately thinking is, "Today is a good day". How can I say that when I haven't even gone through the day? What do I mean when I say that? First, before we get… Continue reading “Today Is A Good Day”

Uncategorized, Yoga

Am I Progressing?

You're in downward facing dog, sweating. Your grip isn't great. You can't focus on your breath. Everything is hurting and shaking. And you know that your form is terrible. Then comes this little thought, "Am I progressing?" This is Buzz. A bug in your ear. (Shout out to those of you who've been here from… Continue reading Am I Progressing?

Running

What Am I Running In?

Hello! This article is a little fluffy but a lot of fun. I'll be doing these twice a year; once for the cooler/cold weather and once for the warmer/hot weather. And it's spring up here which means I'm running in less than I was a few weeks ago. The most, most important thing I run… Continue reading What Am I Running In?

Mental Health Monday, Running, Yoga

Give Your Feet A Break

Am I done talking about feet? No. Am I done talking about vacation? Yes. Kind of. Getting back from vacation and dealing with two very tired feet may have partially inspired this blog. So let's get into it. We use our feet a lot. We run around on them. We stand on them. We keep… Continue reading Give Your Feet A Break

What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Like/Want To Be Happy”

What person in their right mind would think this? Who would even go so far as to say this out loud? Me. Well, at least the me from a few years ago would say this and stand by it quite strongly. Unfortunately, just because I myself have moved beyond a certain point in my life… Continue reading “I Don’t Like/Want To Be Happy”

Motivation, Yoga

Forcing Yourself Onto The Mat

Have you taken time off? Started up a new regime? Maybe you've just come back from an injury or (ready?) a vacation and need to start back up. But how? How do you find the motivation to get onto your yoga mat or the martial arts mat? You don't. I've said this about writing, running,… Continue reading Forcing Yourself Onto The Mat

writing

Settling Into A Writing Routine

Hello! This one is geared towards those of you who have taken a break from your writing routine (like if you went on vacation), those of you who want to start writing, or those of you who want to be a writer but can't consistently write. Let's talk. Right off the bat let's understand two… Continue reading Settling Into A Writing Routine

Mental Health Monday

Readjusting After Vacation

So you've just gotten back from vacation. Well, actually I have. But we've returned from our vacation back to normal life. What do you do? Panic? Stress? Moan and complain? Or is it possible to actually stay happy after you return from vacation? I think it is. Photo by Alex Powell on Pexels.com Let's not… Continue reading Readjusting After Vacation

Yoga

Calming Down On Vacation

I know what you're thinking, vacations are for relaxing. Why would I need to calm down? Because vacations are actually incredibly stressful. For about ten thousand different reasons. They start off as a great idea and generally by the time we're halfway through, we just want to go home and relax. I'm sure you've felt… Continue reading Calming Down On Vacation

Running, writing

Running and Writing on Vacation

Onto another post about vacations! If you aren't interested in vacation material you might want to check back next week. Or you could just save this post for when you take a break this summer. Anyway, I'm a runner and I'm a writer which means I'm a little neurotic and a little obsessed. Not too… Continue reading Running and Writing on Vacation

Mental Health Monday

Mentally Preparing For Vacation

Hello, hello! I'm already on my vacation, but you guys here won't notice a difference in my uploading since I managed to plan ahead! At least, that's what I'm hoping. But the idea of planning blogs and work ahead of time brings me to a very important point. We need to prepare for vacation, especially… Continue reading Mentally Preparing For Vacation

Yoga

Practice In Different Conditions

With spring now officially here, it's time we talk about our yoga practice and how to spice it up a little bit. No, I'm not saying yoga is boring but I am saying that like any workout it's easy to fall into the same routines, the same habits. Whether we practice at a studio or… Continue reading Practice In Different Conditions

Running

Running With A Foot Injury

Can anyone tell that I recently had a (running related) foot injury? What gave it away? Was it last week's post and this week's post? In all seriousness, we don't pay enough attention to our feet. I have always hated socks and shoes. I was also lucky enough to engage in sports like martial arts… Continue reading Running With A Foot Injury

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Navigating Failures

Hello and happy Monday! The idea of "Monday" has brought about the idea of failure. Failing to wake up on time, failing to get to work on time, failing to finish something by a deadline, etc. All these failures come in with the work week. But we know about these. We're familiar with the small… Continue reading Navigating Failures

Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Want To”

Recently, I was making a pros and cons list. On this list, the very first con of a long list of cons was "I don't want to". Now, this is a phrase I've heard myself say for years. This is a phrase other people have heard me say for years. And I did jot it down.… Continue reading “I Don’t Want To”

writing

Writing With Motivation

Nope. This is not a post about how to find motivation to write. I know I've said it at least once, but I'll say it again: You don't need motivation. It's just a little nicer when you have it. But you don't need it. Not to workout. Not to write. Not to reach your deadline.… Continue reading Writing With Motivation

Mental Health Monday

Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

There are a lot of different people out there, religious and not. There are those who believe in prayer but many who don't. Sometimes, the "I'm praying for you" is meant as a kind gesture but I've found that it's a religious write-off. It's the "I'm helping you without helping you" approach. But it's not… Continue reading Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

Running

Running In Spring

Oh boy! Spring is right around the corner. According to my phone, 40 degree weather is creeping in tomorrow and it looks like it's going to stick around for more than a day. Pretty exciting right? What's more exciting is that it'll be easier to run outdoors again! I'm an outdoor runner through and through… Continue reading Running In Spring

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Hello! I've returned from my break. Yes, I know I harp on self-care. But what advice blog doesn't? Today though, we're going to look at why you should add self-care practices into your routine and how you can go about it in a healthy, sustainable way. And we're going to start with this: junk food and sitting on the couch isn't self-care. It's… Continue reading Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Yoga

Stretching Is Hard

When we think of stretching, we think of flexibility and flexible people. We think about an easy workout. We might not even think of a workout at all. We might even think about old people or dancers. We do know one thing: we should be doing it. That doesn't mean that we actually stretch consistently… Continue reading Stretching Is Hard

writing

When To Stop Writing

Or maybe I should say, "When to take a break from writing". Or maybe, "When to put the pen down". Or maybe, "Do you need to stop writing?". Or maybe, "Just stop writing...for now". There's reason number one: you can't stop rephrasing things. Let's assume we're all writers here. Doesn't matter what kind, but you write. When you take… Continue reading When To Stop Writing

Mental Health Monday

Respecting Boundaries

I might not want a hug today. But I might want one tomorrow. I might not want to talk about one thing, but am eager to talk about something else. I might not want to visit every week, or call every day, or even hear about certain things. And that's okay, those are my boundaries… Continue reading Respecting Boundaries

What I Mean When I Say

“I’ve Changed”

I don't say this often only because the moment doesn't often arise where I get to say it. If I could, I think I would tell everyone willing to listen that I've changed. Partially because I am absolutely obsessed with the concept of change. It's such a nifty idea isn't it? We can start off… Continue reading “I’ve Changed”

Motivation, Yoga

Do Yoga With A Loved One

It's February and Valentine's Day is today so in light of this, let's talk about how much fun doing yoga with a loved one is. First of all, I'm talking about an at home practice. Not that a yoga studio is boring, less fun, or less special but you can't really be as open or… Continue reading Do Yoga With A Loved One

Running

Running Is Boring

Last week I wrote about how yoga is boring but this week, we're going to look at how running is boring. Or, at least how people tend to think running is boring. News flash, I refuse to think it is. To be fair, I am not saying treadmill running is exciting. Or interesting. It feels like nothing other… Continue reading Running Is Boring

Mental Health Monday

Be Gentle

With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle

What I Mean When I Say

I love “love”

I got told a lot in my youth that there were two words I had to be very careful about using. The first one was "hate". You can dislike something, I was told, but to hate it you have to be really sure because that's a big word. And that formed a pretty positive habit. I… Continue reading I love “love”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up

To your life, to your decisions, to your attitudes. Wake up. Do you think that you have endless time to be miserable? To putz around doing nothing at all? Do you think that you have time let goal after goal slip away? Do you think you can get away with putting no effort into your… Continue reading Wake Up

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Dealing With Winter

Mm, this comes at the perfect time, doesn't it? I plan out all my articles at the beginning of the month so I promise, I didn't know that it would snow another six inches. Or get down to a high of -17 in the next two days. I know, winter can be tough. And yes,… Continue reading Dealing With Winter