I didn't expect to get so much joy from this book. A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto was in my "recommended for you" after reading Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk by Shunmyo Masuno (which I will talk about a smidge next week). … Continue reading Cleaning for the Heart + Mind. 🌿
Burnt Out. 🌿
Yet again, I am burnt out. My ADHD brain doesn't know when to say no... but it has been better. Back in the day, pre-diagnosis, I would have said YES to everything. So 100% of things. Now I'm between 50-60% saying "YES" to what I should probably say no to. Not bad, but still a … Continue reading Burnt Out. 🌿
February Photo Dump.
Well now, where did March come from? I suppose a "happy March" is in order. For this post, I'm photo dumping some of my favorite moments from February as a little update to what I've been up to over the month or so. 🌿 I've been training more clients. I've been enjoying training again and … Continue reading February Photo Dump.
What If? 🌿
What's the worse that could happen?Someone says "No?" Guess what happens to you after that? You're STILL here. Are you hurt? Maybe. But you're still full of endless possibilities that could NOW be. The worst thing was "no" and now that it's out of the way, you can move forward.You don't want to come to … Continue reading What If? 🌿
Just a small warning if you are triggered or sensitive to information about eating disorders, please skip this blog post. Your mental health is important. Thank you for your support on the blog. ❤ . . . Since feeling "lost," I had a realization that my relationship with food wasn't so great. Since stopping Crossfit, bodybuilding and … Continue reading Healing. 🌿
2023 Intentions. ❄️
As I mentioned in my last post, I thought 2022 was going to be my year. The other day, my partner told me that I did a lot of "finding myself" last year. He told me I wasn't quite yet there, but that I was on the right path. It's true; in 2022, I completely … Continue reading 2023 Intentions. ❄️
End of 2022 In Books.
As we are almost approaching the new year, I wanted to end with some book recommendations. Some of these books are more for personal development, but a good chunk are for fun and sharing what really interests me without fear of being judged.It's why I changed my blog name in the first place; I wanted to … Continue reading End of 2022 In Books.
I've been in sort of a writing funk lately. Plus, I didn't want to continue to feel like such a "scrooge" while everyone is trying to enjoy the holidays. To top it off, I've been having an issue with my left hip... but let's save that for another day. I haven't felt motivated much to workout … Continue reading Slow Winter.
NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
To my surprise, this NSM was my most successful. I didn't anticipate I'd cut my grocery bill by a smidge over $200 as my goal was to simply cut it by $100 if I could.I think for me between not working as much and being more intentional with my spending and time, I found that … Continue reading NSM Recap; 2022. 🌿
Letting Go. 🍂
Why was I holding on so long? As the leaves let go of the trees and the earth where I live prepares for winter, I've been finding myself letting go of who I've become over the last 10 (or so) years. When I agreed to work a couple of Saturday shifts a month at the … Continue reading Letting Go. 🍂