I remember walking down the street with Neil one evening and pondering out loud if maybe I was having issues with depression again. This was sometime in late summer and the thought had crossed my mind because things were taking me just a little too long to get done. I asked him if he had noticed anything out of the ordinary and, upon reflection, he said not really. I rhetorically questioned if it would be harder for me to recognize a new wave of depression because my baseline for discomfort was SO high. My equilibrium was so askew because of what… View Post

Aaaand we’re back! If you were following along on social media at all, you know that Tuesday my site was down for about 12 hours. Long story short I was hogging too much space on the shared server because of some wonky code, so I had to fiddle around with it longer than I wanted to since there was a secondary issue with the new version of WordPress. It finally got straightened out, but by that time it was evening and I didn’t have the mental energy to write Wednesday’s post. So here we are! This weekend is pretty light,… View Post

I’ve been pretty open about the things I’ve been through and one of those is my problem with exercise addiction. Here’s a look at how I found my balance and some tips on how you can too. 🙂 One thing I’ve learned through my recovery from drugs and alcohol is that addiction is addiction and it simply manifests itself in different ways for different people. For me, it’s a way to control things that are outside of my control. When things in my life seem uncomfortable or unmanageable, I would seek to exert control by controlling those things I could.… View Post

Happy Friday! Guys, I’ve been feeling really good lately. I think I’ll write a more detailed post about it, but there were a good 4-6 months when things were just off. I finally feel like I’ve turned the corner and things are falling back into place. I have content planned out, new organizational tools to keep me on track, and this feels like the year when I will actually become a financially responsible adult (fingers crossed). Here are some of the things that have been making me feel good lately (in addition to crucial self-care tactics) — enjoy! *post includes some… View Post

During one of my workshops last year, our focus topic was on body image. We discussed the obvious sentiments of how we felt with the way women were (and are) portrayed in the media, things that make it more difficult for women to accept and love themselves, and our own personal struggles with body image and what we do to help overcome those issues (hint: we are still working on them). One comment stood out and this is why I love discussing things in a group of diverse and varied individuals. I learn things. I approach them from a different… View Post