Thursday, May 31, 2018

What I Learned | Spring 2018

Today I'm sharing the lessons I learned this spring. #whatilearned

Every season, we gather over at Emily P. Freeman's place and share the lessons we've learned. When I think about the seasons of life - the season of rest, of growth, of pruning and of harvest, I sometimes have a difficult time distinguishing the one I'm currently in. It can be frustrating when life events don't come with a label like the little seed packets that line the shelves at the garden center. It's only in retrospect when you realize how much pruning or growth or harvesting you've been able to do.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Monthly Reflections | May

Wrapping up the month and sharing what I've been up to in life and on the blog. What is your favorite moment of May? #currently
I woke up one morning a few weeks ago and had this resolve in my heart. I was DONE with all the bs. I was tired of the childish games so many people like to play. I was giving myself permission to walk away from the drama. I tend to get bored in situations that don't seem to be going anywhere. It's the Sagittarius in me. I need progression. It doesn't have to be linear, so long as I'm moving. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 124

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." - Benjamin Disraeli

Monday, May 21, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 123

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe

Monday, May 14, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 122

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love." - Cheryl Strayed

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Detox Dieting | The Lowdown on my Intermittent Fasting Routine

Detox Dieting | the Lowdown on my Intermittent Fasting Routine #health #diet #detox #intermittentfasting
It's been a LONG time since I posted anything diet or weight management related here on the blog. Did you know that I used to have a weekly series all about healthy living? Most of those posts aren't around anymore, but when I started talking about detox dieting in some posts over the last few months, I got so many requests for the deets, so today I'm going to share my process and why I do it. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

If You and I Had Coffee | vol 24

Join me for a conversation over coffee? #coffeedates

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up at our favorite cafe, the one with the outdoor seating in the gorgeous blooming spring garden, but we'd have to take our coffees inside this time because everything outside is coated in a yellow film. Thanks, pollen. Instead, we'd perch on a couple of barstools at the large glass window and look out on the flowers, grateful to be allergen-free for our visit.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

What I Read | April

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread

Hi May. Although I'm excited to jump into some great books for this new month, I need to wrap up the month of April first. I read a whole lot of books last month and I had some very strong feelings about a lot of them. Some I loved. Some I hated. Some stirred some deep emotions in me and made me delete the book from my Kindle and then write an essay in response. Let's jump in!

Monday, May 07, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 121

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
After a tease of summer, the sun went away and the temperatures dropped, bringing cold, dreary weather for the last few days. As I'm writing this, the rain is pattering on the rooftop and making me very sleepy. Since I've been stuck inside, I spent the weekend working to get some tasks marked off my to-do list and completing a few freelance jobs. One productive weekend in the books. How was yours?

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Hello May | Goals

I'm starting the month with some good intentions and a few goals. What is a goal you've set for this month? #goals #goalsetting

Happy May! If you read yesterday's post, you already know that April was a bad month. I've spent the last few weeks battling incredible brain fog, which is one of the lovely side effects of my adrenal condition. To give you an idea of how pathetic this situation was, I could sit in front of a simple email, reading it several times over, and not be able to comprehend what it was saying. I was having trouble forming complete sentences and was sleeping non-stop. It was scary.