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

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

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

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