What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

You see it all over social media. The “no excuses” attitude towards exercise and fitness. Too busy to work out? No excuses. Don’t have access to workouts or a gym? No excuses. Broken leg? No excuses. Chronic Illness? No excuses. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy exercise and have the utmost respect for those who … Read More

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had some ROUGH days lately. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’ve had some really good days too. But it just seems like the bad ones have happening way too often. And I’m pretty sick of it. I know they say that “happiness is a choice”, but … Read More

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

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

So I want to preface this two-post Sobriety Series by saying I have absolutely NO issue with people drinking. If you choose to consume alcohol or if you choose sobriety, that’s up to you. It’s a very personal decision that I think you have to make for yourself. None of what I’m going to say … 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

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

Anyone who knows me, or has been following me on Instagram long enough, knows that I have a slight obsession with plants. I basically can’t go into a Home Depot or any kind of garden store without buying a new plant baby. Oh, by the way, I call them my plant babies. You know that … 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

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

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, this has been a hell of a year. There have been some horrible things happening and it honestly has kind of seemed like the world has been spinning off its axis. Between the heartbreaking number of mass shootings and record-breaking natural disasters, some days … 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