Category: Mental


This image came to me from Shine* today. Sometimes we “nourish” our bodies with high quality foods with great nutritional properties. And sometimes we “nourish” our souls with a good meal with friends or baking cookies with a child. It’s all about a balance. Michael Pollan famously said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”

I Love Running, I Hate Running

It’s 6:30 am, I’ve already run 5 miles, showered, and I’m ready to work. I love running. It’s 4:30 am, my alarm is going off after I didn’t fall asleep until about 1am and my child woke me up several times during the night. I hate running.  Crossing the finish line of a race, PR

Sometimes It’s NOT the Right Time

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that whole concept of “someday” and things you’d like to do. Mainly because I’ve seen a lot of these quotes posted on social media… and I’ve got a lot of distress about what I want to do “someday” and what I’m doing “today”. “Never put off tomorrow what

The Thief of Joy

When I moved to Las Vegas, I thought I was getting a super sweet deal when my employer offered me the chance to telecommute. And I mostly was getting a super sweet deal. But there was a downside to it… my husband started working long hours in public accounting and I had a bit of

Less or More?

I saw this issue of @real_simple while grocery shopping the other day. It immediately made me start to think (perhaps I should pick up the issue and read the article) about how I can have “less” in my life. I’m super stressed and it just keeps getting worse and worse. It’s taking a toll on

Meditation is HARD, but I think it’s Good?

Right after I posted about trying to incorporate meditation into my life more and how I found meditation hard, I gave up on the Headspace foundation level 3 program. Honestly, trying to fit in 20 minute meditation sessions were giving me more anxiety than relief. I don’t know if that’s monumentally pathetic or what, that