Weight loss, hormones, and self acceptance: Women’s health 2 of 4

For more information about weight loss for women, and how it differs from weight loss for men, check out the sites I’ve linked below. But, before you do, stick around to dig a little bit deeper into WHY you want to change your body. You know those women who have perfectly beautiful and healthy bodies but are always talking about some new diet fad or how they’re trying to get “back in shape?” Take a step back and ask yourself: Am I one of these women? Sometimes we get into a habit of constantly trying to change our bodies, whether…

Let’s talk women’s health: 1 of 4

This post is the beginning of a series on women’s health! Women’s health isn’t synonymous with health in general. It needs to be recognized as intricate and essential in its own right. Topics in women’s health are generally relatable to broader health topics. But, being that the female reproductive system is what makes females, female, there are many wellness topics that are unique to women. So, although this series isn’t specifically on women’s reproductive health many issues naturally overlap. Now, you may be thinking: she’s about to tell me if I am male feel free to click away now. However,…

How to avoid energy vampires

An energy vampire can be defined as a person, activity, or thing that drains you of your vital life-energy and leaves you feeling depleted, frustrated, or completely bewildered with emotions that aren’t your own, or at least weren’t yours to begin with but have been imprinted on you. I learned this term from a dear friend of mine, Veda, in Hawaii– @laveda.ayurveda on Instagram. Being the innately spiritually attuned soul that she is, Veda informed me that the feeling I got after encountering someone particularly negative was due to energy vampirism. A lot of the time, people don’t even realize…

Sleep hygiene

Have you heard of sleep hygiene? It’s a hot topic in health right now. There are countless threads on quora detailing the best practices in sleep hygiene. In essence, it’s how to develop a routine that enable you to have a proper night’s sleep. Lately I’ve been struggling with sleeping the full 8 hours that is touted as the ideal amount of sleep your brain needs to function properly. So, I’ve done my own research into sleep hygiene. It’s something I’ve been interested in for a while and used to be very on top of in my own life. But alas,…

My goals for 2019

On the last day of 2018 I’m laying out my ambitions for this coming year in hopes that this post will give you some insight into your own goals and inspire you! My intention is also to use this post as a way to keep myself accountable, since I am going on record and all. Going off of my last post (acknowledge your victories folks) let me celebrate the fact that I’ve completed my December blog challenge!!! 21 posts in 21 days. One post for every weekday this month, woohoo. I’m so proud of myself :)! Anyways, here it goes….

How to set goals that will set you up for success

It’s almost New Year’s and that means your timelines will be absolutely flooded with proclamations of resolutions. Which is exciting! But, it also makes you wonder how people plan to achieve these lofty goals in 2019. Are they going in blind? Fueled purely by New Years-esque inspiration? Or do they have a set plan detailing the methodology of how they’re going to get from point A to point B? The general trend in goal setting seems to prioritize outcome based goals. After all, they are much more overtly glamorous and bold than their behavioral goal predecessors, (you need behavior changes…

New Year’s challenge

Hey all, it’s Thursday (Friday Jr.) and I figure everyone is still reeling from the holiday festivities, so I’ll keep this post simple. Every week next year write down something that was great, made you proud of yourself, made you happy, or some spare morsel of insight. Fold these piece of paper up and keep them safe in a giant mason jar, or box. This time next year you will have an entire collection of amazing things that made your 2019. It will feel SO GOOD to see all the positive aspects of your life and have something physical to…