I have tons of posts written and I know many of them get buried over the years. I thought for today’s post it would be a good idea to share some of my favorites in case you’re having a tough day, a tough week, or really just want to learn to love yourself more. You Are Enough I think the title says it all. One of my favorites and one I refer to often when I’m feeling self-doubt creep in. You Do You This post started with a blogging focus, but also expanded on the fact that for anything in… View Post

It’s been two months since we brought Donut home and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been thinking about writing this post since I brought her home, but was originally going to wait until we had had her for around six months. There was no reason for this number; it just felt like a good benchmark to reflect on what she had added to our lives. In the short two months we’ve had her, however, I already feel like there are a ton of things I’ve either learned for the first time or have been reminded that I need to work… View Post

Feelings are hard for me to describe. I can come up with all kinds of visual representations of scenery or things you actually¬†look at, but since identifying and owning feelings is such a relatively new ability of mine, it’s difficult to approach them with the same competence. My plan for this post was to start with a loose idea and see where it took me. Sometimes I’m laser-focused on a topic and other times I only have a rough idea of what I want to say, so I sit down and let my fingers do the talking. My rough idea… View Post

May is mental health awareness month, so I wanted to make sure I talked about it before it was over. I feel like the past several posts have been about mental health in one way or another — my seven year clean date, my decision to make more time for this blog, and my announcement of my writing sabbatical in September. I’ll be sure to get back to fitness, food, and other helpful wellness posts, but this is always a passion of mine so we’ve got one more for you for now. I struggle with depression and anxiety, as do… View Post

A couple weeks ago I got a massage. It was part of Neil’s birthday present and I didn’t think much of it aside from the fact that my body could certainly use one. As a personal trainer and someone who works out pretty aggressively, rest days and active recovery are something that need to be incorporated into my schedule. I’ve got the rest days down, but I don’t do much for active recovery. I know well enough that things like yoga, massage, and other forms of holistic treatment can sometimes elicit emotional responses as well. It’s why I don’t do… View Post