Posts in Wellness
Nitty, Gritty Hormonal Details | The Health Battle: Part III

You've heard my Stress Story once, twice, or... okay, at least twenty times if you've been reading this blog for a while. But some points of my story bear repeating today because a severe adrenal fatigue diagnosis has forced me to really reflect upon the details of my story in order to address the depth of what stress has done to my body and specifically, to my hormones. 

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And The Diagnosis Is... | The Health Battle: Part II

The spring and summer of 2016 have delivered answers to some health questions that have been plaguing me for a long time. A combination of factors throughout the past three years — including new (unexpected) motherhood and the end of my career as I knew it, my Ex's varied work pressures and constant travel, the grief of repeated betrayal and subsequent relationship breakdown stress and isolation, living in New York City with a baby, and more — compounded and resulted in, well, mostly simply put, it resulted in a mess.

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The Importance of Loving Yourself

During the first two years of my daughter's life, I began to notice a correlation between really bad days and showering. Or not showering, as it was. But the connection between the two is not as straightforward and simple as it seems. My really bad days in those early years stemmed from a number of root causes: my relationship, challenging days alone with my infant daughter, navigating the jungle of urban parenting in New York City, and my struggle to balance motherhood with some semblance of the career that I still desired. 

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Halfway There | The Health Battle: Part I

When my life splintered and shattered this year, there were so many pieces to the puzzle involving my relationship, my health and fundamentally, my entire sense of self, that I didn't know where to start.Now, as one piece makes progress and finds calm day-by-day, it helps every other piece heal (a sentence that could be referencing any one piece of the puzzle at any given moment and ring true of the others). I've truly discovered how interconnected I am, and by extension, we are. All of us.

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Dear Brianna

As I was doing a final scrollie-scrollie through Pinterest before powering down for the night (don't judge, one monkey at a time), this Truthbomb from Danielle LaPorte dropped from the top of my screen to the bottom. I stopped and re-read it. "Grant Yourself Permission," it says. Yes, I thought to myself. Do give yourself permission. Please give me permission. And this letter began to write itself in my head.

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Thankful Thursday | May Twelfth

The month of April was a doozy. Well, both March and April really, since we returned from Australia and California to begin our new life in a small New Hampshire town. This happened, and this and this, and there were some terribly black moments full of the worst, most painful emotions. Facing so many facets of my worst nightmare at once knocked me back to the very bottom yet again, to a place of fear, rejection, absence, and failure. It was all emotionally (and therefore physically) exhausting and killed the little bit of wind that had barely begun to gain momentum and power my sails. The seas went calm.

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Navigating An Elimination Diet

Throughout the str-EX-ful past month, I've indulged in stress eating and generally tipped the scale in favor of never-allowed indulgences to cope with the feelings of wanting to crawl out of my skin. But in a fleeting moment of presence amid the stress and reactive behaviors, I took control again. My soul deserves to be happy, comfortable and calm inside a healthy and loved body, and only I have the power to create that environment for myself.

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Powerful Self-Love in One Minute Doses

It's safe to say I haven't loved myself in a while. When I first met my partner, in the middle of my first Saturn Return, I adored myself in the best of ways. I was my true self, a most authentic and interconnected version of me, a confident, vibrant and interesting person who was living what I was called to do in that moment. And I was grateful for every second the Universe strung together and each breadcrumb it offered in support of that path.

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Ideas To Get Offscreen And Into Real Fulfilling Life (IRFL)

I've found over the past month that these habits and hobbies fulfilled me, grounded me, calmed me down and filled me with positive and rewarding feelings when I engaged in them. Again, makes the whole thing kind of a no-brainer, and yet the struggle lives on. If you can relate, and are looking for a few ideas to distract yourself from the vortex, here are ten that I've really been enjoying, and am looking forward to making more time for this year.

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