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Making Gratitude a Daily Practice

You know what they say – three weeks to make a habit! And what better habit than to cultivate gratitude each day. Developing a gratitude practice has helped me cope with my mental health, chronic illnesses, and other major struggles I’ve had throughout my life. Why it matters Consciously reflecting on what I am grateful…

5 Gifts Chronic Illness Has Given Me

It can be hard to find gratitude when you get thrown curve balls that knock you off your feet. It can be hard to find light when you’re facing your darkest hours. But then there comes a glimmer of hope, an unexpected delight, and a renewed appreciation for all life has to offer. Navigating chronic…

What’s a Soul Soother? + 53 of My Faves

I’ve spent a lot of time digging into the subject of self love and care. Tons of books, articles, and other sources of inspiration that have helped me cultivate tools to support loving and caring for myself. The only thing lacking was one term that I could point to and say, yes this is what…

My Chronic Illness Journey

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve had some struggles the last few months – seven to be exact. I have been in a bit of a daze since getting diagnosed with two chronic, invisible illnesses. But my journey with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) actually started a long time…

10 Ways to Get Out of Your Head

We all get in our heads in one way or another – you know, that little voice that whispers in our ear that can say a lot of mean things like… You’re not good enough. No one likes you. You’ll never get anywhere. Please don’t believe that voice. It can start from the comparison game,…

10 Daily Nonnegotiables

Routines are key for me keeping on track with my healthy lifestyle.  While I have an easy going nature, the structure of feel-good habits keep me grounded each day, and when I don’t make time for them, I feel unbalanced.  My morning and evening routines have become nearly identical, which bookends my days so wonderfully!…

Gratitude Practice

Learning to complain less and appreciate more. Something I have learned as I’ve gotten older is to seek a life of contentment instead of just happiness.  Happiness can be fleeting – it is a temporary feeling, but being content is a sense of being.  You can be content even when you’re not overly happy.  One…

My Journey to Yoga

  Finding yoga, peace, and contentment To help understand my relationship with yoga, I want to give you a little of my backstory.  Forewarning, this was very challenging for me to write and might not be the easiest to read because of the sensitivity of the subjects.  However, I believe sharing your story lightens the…