Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

I want to start Part Two of my sobriety series reiterating what I said at the beginning of Part One. These posts are in no way meant to make you feel bad or guilty for drinking. They are not intended to convince you to quit drinking. My goal with these posts is simply to discuss … Read More

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

Last week was spent on the road with my mom, driving from the Central Coast of California to the Front Range of Colorado. It’s a road trip I’ve done countless times before, and I swear it never gets easier. It takes about 20 hours one way, so we usually spend the night somewhere in Utah. … Read More

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

It’s no secret that being sick sucks. Whether it’s the flu, a cold, or a chronic illness, it’s never fun. But just imagine having to deal with those symptoms day in and day out, with very little (if any) relief. On top of all of that, you look totally “normal”. Not only are you not … Read More

An Adaptogen Update: My Experience (So Far) with Three Medicinal Mushrooms

An Adaptogen Update: My Experience (So Far) with Three Medicinal Mushrooms

I have received a ton of questions lately about the adaptogens I use. From people who aren’t even remotely aware of adaptogens, the questions are usually along the lines of, “You put WHAT in your drink?” For those who are familiar with them but skeptical, the question is usually, “Are you actually noticing a difference?” … Read More

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

Have you ever tried something and had people look at you like you were nuts? Have you ever looked at what someone else was doing, wearing, or saying and think “why on earth…?” We’ve all done it. We’ve all judged other people’s’ decisions and the way other people live their lives. Honestly, I do it … Read More

50 Thoughts I’ve Had While Dealing With Chronic Illness

50 Thoughts I’ve Had While Dealing With Chronic Illness

Life is seriously hard sometimes. Whether you have a chronic illness or not, there are some challenges that just seem impossible to overcome. For the last few months, I’ve been facing one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever faced: trying to get my health back under control. In the late summer/early fall, my Interstitial … Read More

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

This morning, as usual, I woke up feeling less than stellar. In all honesty, it’s more common that I wake up feeling utterly terrible than relatively decent. So, I took a slow morning. I tried to sleep in a little bit but my mind was going a million miles a minute (as usual). I felt … Read More

Dairy-Free Protein Hot Chocolate (With Bonus Walnut Milk Recipe!)

Dairy-Free Protein Hot Chocolate (With Bonus Walnut Milk Recipe!)

One of my favorite things about the colder months is curling up under a blanket with my dog, sipping on a nice warm mug of… something. Back in the days before my interstitial cystitis, I would go straight for basically any kind of coffee or tea drinks. Specifically, vanilla lattes, peppermint mochas, or black tea … Read More

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

I want to start out by apologizing for being rather AWOL lately and explain the circumstances of my absence from the blog. As many of you know, a few years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic condition known as Interstitial Cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome). While I have mostly been able to … Read More

Today

Today

Today, I didn’t move much. I worked from bed. I played with my dog. I got my nails done. I even flowed through some yoga tonight. But I didn’t move much. And that’s okay. You know what else I didn’t do today? I didn’t change my eating habits just because I didn’t hit the gym. I … Read More