Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Love America”

So we just had celebrated a wonderful holiday, the Fourth of July. As I've mentioned before, I write these in advance and originally I was going to write an article about how it's important to eat and identify signs of eating disorders or disordered eating. But I chose something else. I chose to say this:… Continue reading “I Love America”

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Mental Health Monday, Motivation

De-clutter and Give Away

I'm a little late on the bandwagon. You know, the whole Marie Kondo method thing? Well, I'm kinda talking about that today. We're talking about de-cluttering your space, your life, and what you can do if you're the type of person to develop emotional attachments to objects and things. But I'm late for a good… Continue reading De-clutter and Give Away

Motivation, Running

What’s In My Gym Bag?

A lot. There's a lot in there. But that aside, nothing in this article is sponsored or anything fancy like that (I wish). Just some stuff I've found works for me! It's a hodgepodge collection of stuff but everything I use on a nearly daily basis. Everything is linked. To start off with, what do… Continue reading What’s In My Gym Bag?

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

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

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

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”

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