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

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

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

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

Have you ever had to choose between your mental health and your physical health? What I mean by that is, have you ever decided to do something (or not do something) that would improve your mental health but harm you physically (or vice versa)?  I believe everyone, whether aware of it or not, has had … 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