Mental Health Monday

Spring Clean Your Brain

It's getting pretty stinkin' close to summer, but there's still time to spring clean our brains. At least here, in Chicago, it's finally starting to warm up, brighten up, and feel like spring/summer. It's been way too cold, cloudy, and rainy to feel like a real spring. We may have even skipped it altogether however… Continue reading Spring Clean Your Brain

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What I Mean When I Say

“I’m A Pack Rat”

But I am not a hoarder. If you walked into my house, sat in my car, or worked at my desk, you would not think that I am a little bit of a pack rat and that I always have been. I keep things clean and tidy. And I don't pile up trash. Here's the… Continue reading “I’m A Pack Rat”

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

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

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

Toxic Relationships

They exist. We know it. But we might not always realize we are in one. It could be our boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, or it could be our siblings, parents, friends. That's where we get into trouble. We very rarely consider toxic relationships between our friends or family because they're supposed to be our support network. Where we learn… Continue reading Toxic Relationships

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Slowing Down

If you've been following along with my little yoga challenge on my channel then you'll be familiar with the topic: going slowly.  At the beginning of November, I thought about doing something physically tougher than usual but also something that we could learn from. I settled on a slow flow challenge. What's mentally harder than… Continue reading Slowing Down

Mental Health Monday

Burning Out or Backing Off

Hello, hello! Happy Monday. With the start of the work week comes, well, all the work. Exercising, meal planning, work, extra work, hobbies, lunches, commitments, kid's games, and so on will fill the week. The games have begun! But what happens when you start getting tired? Unable to function and cranky all the time? Are you going… Continue reading Burning Out or Backing Off