That Day I Talked About Body Image

In October, I was in a best friend’s wedding. It was a beautiful Autumn wedding–while the Weather Channel predicted a downpour, the day couldn’t have been any more perfect. Blue skies, crisp autumn breeze, and the trees were still loaded with orange, yellow, and fiery red leaves. Soon after the wedding, the bride gave us…

Mulled Apple Cider … but what is mulled?

A tree. Yesterday started off interesting. I had to get a tiny hole filled in one of my teeth. According to my dentist, this was just a minuscule hole that it wasn’t big enough to be classified as a cavity. Perfect, because I have never had a cavity and I will continue to say that…

It’s Time to Under-analyze

Good morning! I started writing this post on Monday. Then things got crazy. Being a grown-up is hard. I realized that lately I have done a lot of physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related posts. When I say “a lot” I mean that in relation to my blog, which has very little posts compared to my…

Degrees, Back Pats, and Flowers

This past weekend I graduated with my Master in Public Health degree! Last time I graduated I didn’t decorate my cap and I was so envious when I saw others creatively decorated caps pop up on the jumbotron. When my friend (pictured here) and I put on our Masters graduation gowns, we felt so goofy…

Don’t Take Things Personally

Don’t take things personally. Someone once told me that when someone treats you badly–whether they are avoiding you, yelling at you, or spreading nasty rumors about you–it is more about something going on inside of them than something to do with you. While these actions may hurt you and stir up feelings of anger, it…

What are your dreams?

Okay, readers. I have a big question for you. I bet you guessed it already since it’s the title of this post. What are your dreams? I’m not asking about what you dream about at night, although if you feel the need to share, by all means, shoot for the stars. What I really want…

Goals Galore

If I asked you how to lead a healthy lifestyle, what would your answer be? I guarantee you that some of the first answers out of people’s mouths would be to eat better and exercise. Eat better. Exercise. We throw these ideas out there like they are as simple as tying your shoe or brushing…