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The New Me, Lately

March 3, 2019

I am about to embark on my first solo vacation! 

Let's not get too excited though, I'm not even leaving the country and I'll only be gone for 3 days.  BUT I'm excited to get away for a couple days of sunshine and I'm bringing (too many) books with me to keep me company....

February 24, 2019

I don't have much to say this week and I think that's okay.

This weekend for the first time in months I felt light.  I'm not sure what combination of factors have aligned to make it possible but I'm not going to look too closely and jinx it.  I feel like me and I feel h...

February 17, 2019

I don't want anyone to worry, but I'm also committed to not airbrushing anything about my life.  This month has been a struggle.  This isn't a cry for help; I'm seeking all the help I need.  What this is is an admission that even when everything looks fine on the outsi...

February 10, 2019

One of my longtime blog inspirations has done a very clever and very simple exercise every year on her birthday where she makes a list of all the new things she wants to try every year - like, an actual list - and then crosses the things off one by one and frequently w...

February 3, 2019

Today is one of my very favorite days of the year.  In case you live under a rock, it's SUPER BOWL DAY!

Every blog I follow and every friend's FB newsfeed and every Instagram influencer is posting their favorite game day recipes this week and I'm not above following sui...

January 27, 2019

Recently the concept of Self-care has seemed to become a twisted and manipulated way to justify being selfish and self centered or to shirk one's personal responsibilities.  Self-care is not something that can, or should, be purchased at Whole Foods or your local yoga...

January 19, 2019

(A live look at the recipient of 2019's Best Helper award)

This month has presented me with many new challenges. I feel as though this year is going to be a bit of a trial, and while I'm not super looking forward to the struggle, I'm trying to embrace the changes and ta...

January 14, 2019

For the first time this year I actually don't feel anxious about anything.  There's plenty that I could be worrying about, and I'm sure the week will bring its own unique brand of stress, but I'm taking a moment right now to be thoroughly grateful for feeling like myse...