Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Appreciating Life

...is something we don't do. Be honest. You don't appreciate the life in your veins the way you should. It's because you're probably healthy. Happy (ish). Able to do day to day activities. You can eat. Go to the bathroom. Sleep. Breathe. And it's because we are functional that we don't appreciate our life. We… Continue reading Appreciating Life

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What I Mean When I Say, writing

It’s A Beautiful Day

And it just so happens that it's my birthday. Like most of these blogs, I'm writing this one in advance. I'm not rushing or waiting till an hour before I actually want to post to begin writing. Instead, I'm working on this earlier. So...today isn't actually my birthday. But the day I'm posting it is.… Continue reading It’s A Beautiful Day

Yoga

Power Yoga And Confidence

Confidence is hard to come by and if you have it, people try to take it away. Being confident is not the same as being arrogant no matter what someone else might try to tell you. It's okay to feel strong, powerful, and confident in yourself and your body's abilities. Dealing with negative comments though… Continue reading Power Yoga And Confidence

Motivation, writing

Writing Tips For Beginners

Hello, fellow writers! It's 2019 and I'm sure a few of you out there are thinking, "Aha! This is the year I'll finally write a book" or something like that. This time for sure, you'll become a bestselling author. Hold your horses. Seriously, calm down and let's take a minute to look at this. First… Continue reading Writing Tips For Beginners

Motivation, Yoga

Yoga Tips For Beginners

It's the new year and similarly to running, a lot of people are going to try yoga again or try for the first time. Whether it's because you're interested in getting in shape or feel the need to do some soul searching, if you're coming back to or starting yoga for the first time, I've… Continue reading Yoga Tips For Beginners

Mental Health Monday

Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays are over...ish. Or six days from now they will be finished in full. Unless you have a January birthday like me...but that doesn't count. It's not a holiday. Holidays are stressful. We all know that holidays cause stress. It's not even all negative stress. There's a lot of activity, socialization, laughter, etc. But we all… Continue reading Post-Holiday Blues

Yoga

Use Yoga To De-stress

As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress

Mental Health Monday

Communicate With Family

No, this isn't about how you should call your mother, or grandparents, or aunts and uncles. I mean, you should do that. But that's not what this is about. It isn't even about putting your phone down and talking at a family gathering. Which, you also should. Check out that article if you haven't. This is a… Continue reading Communicate With Family

What I Mean When I Say

“Joy Is A Choice”

This isn't the least controversial thing I've ever said. In fact, it might be one of the most controversial things I could say in the current culture of mental health and the culture of medication. But I'm saying it anyway. Joy is a choice. At least hear me out. If you're reading this article, like any of… Continue reading “Joy Is A Choice”

Motivation, Running

Snowy Weather Running Tips

I am excited about writing this one! I love running in the snow. It's one of my most favorite things in the world. It's beautiful. It's cold. It's challenging. And it's riveting. Last week, I wrote about running in the cold. And that certainly is challenging, but it's a different beast from running in the snow and… Continue reading Snowy Weather Running Tips