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,…

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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…

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…

Garlic Roasted Chicken & Potatoes With Green Beans

An awesome dish that I like to meal prep is Garlic Roasted Chicken & Potatoes with Green Beans.  Ingredients:  One bag of small red potatoes Olive oil 2 pounds of chicken (cubed) Green Beans (cut and frozen) Garlic salt 1/2 stick of butter Wash and dice your red potatoes  Mix them in a bowl with…

7 Ways Walking Daily Has Made Me Less Anxious & Depressed

Winter sucks! And when it's not freezing outside one of my favorite things to do is walk around my neighborhood. Whether it’s early in the morning or late in the evening, I really try to go daily. When I do, I notice a huge difference in my levels of anxiety and depression. Here are a few…

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Christmas Cookies

I’ve been struggling to get in the Christmas spirit again this year so what better way to get in the spirit than to make some Christmas cookies! A healthier version, of course.  Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flower 3/4 cup oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup unsweetened…

9 Ways to Boost Your Productivity When You’re Feeling Anxious & Depressed

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. One of my most significant issues for a long time was finding the time, the motivation, and the tools I needed to accomplish everything I needed to in a day. My depression and my anxiety were both huge factors. I was feeling…

Habitat Honduras: Our Last Day, R & R, & Coming Home

Friday morning everyone was wide awake. It was our last day of building and we were all really excited to see the fruits of our labor at the end of the day. I was starving, but my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I didn’t even touch the cereal. I just ate my toast and…