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

The Body Image Post

The Body Image Post

Something has really been weighing on my heart lately. Why do people find it so necessary to put themselves down? Why is it that we feel the need to believe we aren’t skinny enough or strong enough or good enough? Why do we love to hate our bodies? Why do we love to hate ourselves? … Read More

When you love your body but it doesn’t always love you back

When you love your body but it doesn’t always love you back

Just like a lot of people out there, I try to take care of my body. I do my best to exercise regularly, eat well (for the most part) and maintain a positive attitude about my body and my health. However, I am human and sometimes I give into my not-so-healthy cravings. I love chocolate, … Read More

Why I Don’t Run and What I Do Instead

Why I Don’t Run and What I Do Instead

Ok, nothing against all the runners out there, but it just isn’t my thing. I don’t enjoy it. And that’s it, that’s the reason I don’t run.But in all honesty, I’ve tried running many, many times. I was a student athlete in high school, so sprints, short runs, and running stairs were a regular occurrence … Read More

Bare-Faced

Bare-Faced

It has been way too long since I have posted anything on The Lazy and Beautiful. Life gets in the way and I felt like I lost my voice for a while. Between graduating with my Bachelors degrees to, rather unexpectedly, starting graduate school, I’ve been a little lost lately. I lost track of my … Read More

The Holy Grail of Facial Care

The Holy Grail of Facial Care

Okay guys. I found it. A perfect facial cleanser. I have struggled with combination skin and acne since I was about twelve, and it seemed like absolutely nothing helped. I tried ProActive, Neutrogena, and a variety of off-the-wall products. While they all had their benefits, none of them were perfect. If one helped with my … Read More