I discovered Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. I wish I could hug her because this book has really educated me and transformed the way I eat. If you are tired of feeling tired or ready to lose some extra pounds, Kelly’s approach will help you. She explains the science behind it all and blends it with a much less rigid approach than most “diets”. Her approach is really a lifestyle shift, not a diet, because it is sustainable and you don’t feel deprived. I could go on and on about this, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Get the book!Read More
It took me 18 years and a university doctor’s recommendation to see a counselor to realize that I had been struggling with anxiety my whole life. When I finally got an answer about why I couldn’t hold down food, why I couldn’t control my thoughts, why I couldn’t sleep, and so many other things, I thought, “Oh, I’m just crazy.” And I dealt with it by self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, and a very toxic romantic relationship. Spoiler alert, this method only made everything worse.Read More
Did Monday hit anyone else like a train? I had a rough, seemingly endless work day, had a million things to do when I got home, and I was being an absolute stress-fueled MONSTER. Fortunately, I knew exactly what I needed to do to calm down and get back to center. A nice, mindfulness walking meditation at my local nature preserve.
Mindfulness walking meditation is an excellent beginner meditation practice. There are other varieties of walking meditation, but mindfulness walking meditation is a great way to introduce one’s self to meditation.
Every week, J and I buy bananas at the grocery store. I usually eat them before they get too ripe, but this week was not one of those weeks. I came home today to some sad, brown bananas. I almost threw them away, but the newly-found budget queen in me just couldn't do it! So, I got to work on what I hoped would be a yummy muffin recipe. They turned out better than I imagined!Read More