Mental Health

Failing is Definitely an Option

I failed at taking birth control. Not on purpose! But it turns out that birth control is only 99% effective when you take that little pill within the same hour every single day. I took two vacations in December 2016 and failed to account for time zone changes. Long story short, my daughter was born 41 weeks later. If I hadn't gotten accidentally pregnant, I don't think I would have a family right now. I built up so much fear around having baby that I am almost glad that the choice was made for me.

Journal, Mental Health

Unpopular Opinion: 2020 Wasn’t the Worst

I know it’s been a minute, so hey! How have you been? In the last month I started a new job, moved across Phoenix, and celebrated two big holidays. There hasn’t been much time for writing or getting some consistent workouts in, or cooking dinner every night (which are three big things that keep me sane and bring me joy). So, this year I made a commitment to put up a post every week. I’ve already missed two weeks so we will just pretend today is January 1st. At some point our new home will feel “finished” and I will settle into a new fitness routine around my 40 hour work week and maybe I’ll have a little more free time to commit to this space. For now, I have to make a conscious effort to write (I’m currently writing this in my phone with a toddler in my lap both kids watch some Disney Junior show about a kid vampire).

Nutrition

So…What Do I Eat?

I've told you all about how I am sensitive to dairy and how I incorporated fasting into my lifestyle. Those two things are all about what I've eliminated from my diet. So you might be wondering what foods I consume to fuel me up to keep up with my toddlers. The short answer is animal-based… Continue reading So…What Do I Eat?

Uncategorized

What’s the Big Deal with the F-word?

When I use the F-word I get a lot of weird looks. Then, in my typical, people-pleasing way, I feel the need to explain myself: "Because it makes me feel good." "Because it can be powerful." "Because it challenges me." "Because there are tons of health benefits!" ...health benefits? No, this probably isn't the f-word… Continue reading What’s the Big Deal with the F-word?