Category Archives: Mind

THE TRICK TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING

March 31, 2014

Wayne Dyer once said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Mastin Kipp recently wrote a post about perception in which he profoundly states, “The most important part of life, and the only part of life we can truly control, is our perception.” I believe these guys Continue Reading »

THE SECRET TO FINDING HAPPINESS

March 27, 2014

Have you ever wished you could go back to childhood when life was simple and the biggest worry was how you were going to fit all your favorite stuffed animals around the table at your pretend tea party? I mean, you didn’t want to leave anyone out! Or if tea parties weren’t your thing, maybe Continue Reading »

FINDING MEANING IN LIFE AMIDST CHAOS

March 20, 2014

Have you ever had on of those days where you just wished you’d stayed in bed? As in, everything seems to be going wrong that, in hindsight, staying in bed all day would have proved more effective! This happened to me last week. My day was pure chaos. I’m not talking about a few odd Continue Reading »

How To Karate Chop Your Fear

March 7, 2014

When I was a child, I developed an intense fear of getting abducted. By happenstance, I watched this news story about a young girl getting kidnapped by a man who climbed through her bedroom window while she was sleeping. This news clip grew into a monster under my bed that haunted my elementary years. When Continue Reading »

THE LIGHTHOUSE

February 28, 2014

In Honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week The Lighthouse You put on a mask, To cover your sinister glare. Your intention was death, Never play nice, never play fair. Sneakily, you crept into the mind Of an innocent girl. Made false promises of Comfort. Security. The world. Swiftly and slyly, you dug Your sharp Continue Reading »

6 Simple Ways To Lower Everyday Stress {You’ll love #4!}

February 20, 2014

Earlier on the blog, I wrote a post on the link between stress and gut health. I wanted to follow up that post by sharing some practical ways to deal with common, everyday stress. By practicing these strategies when you feel overwhelmed or anxious, you can actively calm your body and mind. By prioritizing self-care, Continue Reading »

Do You Have THIS In Common With Your Dog? Hint: It Might Surprise You!

February 13, 2014

Last week, we brought this adorable face home. Those sappy eyes and overall cuteness had us smitten at first sight. Upon seeing her for the first time, we just knew she was meant to be a part of our family. Everybody, meet Milly. She’s our sweet-faced, night-cryin’, cuddle-lovin’, chewing-obsessed, pooping-machine!   Craig and I have Continue Reading »

You’re More Powerful Than You Think

February 1, 2014

  After 6 glorious weeks off, I went back to work this week. I love my teaching gig where holidays are around every corner. But, goodness, I was immediately jolted back to work-mode once I stepped foot back on campus! Before I even had the chance to chat with my co-workers about how awesome my Continue Reading »

Are You Being Unfair?

January 27, 2014

I find myself doing it a lot. Even when I tell myself it’s pointless. It’s silly. Harmful even. Yet, my mind still slips into that familiar thought process. Of what, you might ask? Comparing.  Comparing ourselves to others is so ingrained in our culture. It’s flashed across the media with those eye-catching ‘best dressed’ or Continue Reading »

Why I Am Grateful For My Eating Disorder

January 23, 2014

Today marks a very special day for me. For most people, it’s just January 23, another day to wake up and carry on with life’s routine. But for me, it’s almost up there with birthdays and Christmas. My husband knows it’s even a close race with our wedding anniversary. And he’s okay with that. In Continue Reading »