Summer Bucket List for Self-Love & Care

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Summer is a wonderful time of year, especially for mental health! The weather is warm, the sun is shining, it's easy to get active, and there's always something fun to do! It is such a mood booster! But, it's important to use…

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June Fitness Challenge!

Can you believe it's almost June? Since it's nearly Summer, it's much easier to find the motivation to get fit and active! Nicer weather definitely encourages me, and I'm sure it encourages you. I thought a fitness challenge would be really fun for each month of the summer.  I did several fitness challenges on my…

Overcoming Codependency, Long Walks, & Actually Being Social!

Happy Friday!  For the most part, this week went pretty well, but I definitely had a low point this week. Looking back, I feel like my once a week low point is a pattern and one that I would definitely like to change. But, considering the fact that I stick to one a week (unintentionally,…

Quick Update, A Lifestyle Announcement, & More!

I just took a really nice, hot bath with lavender salts and my current book, and I am feeling so calm and so peaceful right now. I swear lavender has a fantastic effect on my anxiety, and it's been one of my absolute favorite things lately! But, more about that later.  After putting off writing…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 3 & 4

March 13 & 14 Obviously, I am so happy that I got the chance to explore Garden of the Gods. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I can’t wait to go back one day. The only downside of going was my back! I had thrown my back out a few days before leaving for Colorado,…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 2

March 11, 2016 Even though I was exhausted last night, I still had a hard time falling asleep for my nap, but I still managed a 20 minute cat-nap before I had to get ready for dinner. We had chicken alfredo, broccoli, breadsticks, and a salad bar. It was all really delicious! I was pretty caught…

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Anxiety and depression can take you to a very dark place. I’ve been in such a terrible funk while adjusting to all the major changes in my life for the past year and a half. I don’t handle change well and taking…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY ONE

*March 10, 2016* It has been a very, very long day, but I’m finally settled in at the Franciscan Retreat Center. After a busy day full of pre-trip errands and appointments I had scheduled before leaving town, I finally crawled into bed at 2 AM. I originally planned on waking up for the airport at 3:30, but that…

Bubble Baths, Life Changes, & Friends​

I normally write my recap posts on Thursdays, so they're all set for Friday morning, but it just didn't happen yesterday. But, I've got my Netflix in the background for noise, my hot chocolate is right here next to me, and I'm feeling calm, so I'm ready to go.  I woke up last Friday feeling…