Day 1: Watch an inspiring TED Talk


So I didn’t publish last week because I was quite literally dying with a fever of 102 and the worst muscle aches of my life! The flu hit me hard, and then bronchitis did, and the drama queen in me had no choice but to collapse completely, sort of like Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec.

I’ve managed to recover though, and in celebration, I am doing a self-care challenge!!!

Plant your passions and let them grow


I am one person of many passions: reading, running, yoga, traveling, learning, cooking, and…writing. Ever since the age of five, I have loved to write. I love short stories, poetry, journaling, you name it; I love it. And it has recently occurred to me that this passion of mine can become more than a passion; it has the potential to become my life.

If I love to write–and if writing loves me–then what is stopping me from expanding upon this great love of mine?

New Year, New Perspective


This year, I want to be present. I want to live and I want to be. I want to fully experience every moment, every high and every low. I want to move away from this idea of perfection and move into becoming more and more of myself. Dr. Seuss once said, You are you. Isn’t that pleasant? So yes, this year, I will be present; I will be my imperfect self and I will be there for every moment of my imperfect life. Will you?

Make Every Morning Sacred


I love mornings. Sometimes I really don’t like the sound of my alarm and other times I’m not a fan of those first five minutes in half-asleep limbo land, but once I am up, life is awfully beautiful. Especially now that it’s the end of November, when the sun is up at six and you’re in bed fourteen hours later, it’s so important to try to start each day on a good note. Learn to say peace-out to yesterday and get ready to greet the prospects of the present!