I look at myself and my own programming as an ongoing experiment: how far can I push it? How much work can I do before I break down?
So if you find yourself conscious of being knee-deep in a habit you don’t like, remember that your fresh start can happen whenever you want. At the end of this hour, this minute, or even this very second. You can choose something better for yourself right now.
I’ve been in eating disorder recovery since 2015, and over the past 3 years, I’ve been actively working towards eating intuitively - giving up all diet plans, calorie counting and food measuring to instead just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I tend to call it “eating like a normal person” and… Continue reading Eating Intuitively – How I Do It, and How Covid-19 Has Played a Role
Much of the world is deep into self-isolation right now. Personally, I’m on day twenty-three (not that I’m counting every minute or anything). When my shelter-in-place started, I was anxious about it but couldn’t really articulate why. I already spend a lot of time on my own (work from home, live alone), so self-isolation wouldn’t… Continue reading Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance
I want to tell you how my Sunday went. First, here’s how I intended it to go: Wake up at 7am, do some yoga, meditate, drink coffee. Shower and get pretty. Eyebrow wax at 10:15am. Some self-care, you know. Meet two of my closest friends at one of my favorite brunch places at 11am. Eat… Continue reading Shift Your Mindset with This Practice
So far, we’ve covered what stress IS, and the first step to decreasing our chronic stress: getting enough quality sleep. Now we’re going to tackle a subject that may give rise to your stress response on its own: how and what you eat. Acute and chronic stressors can bring out some pretty severe changes in… Continue reading Eating Under Stress: The Why and How (to cope)
Relieving Stress Through Self-Care: Part One Last week we covered what stress is, and the chronic type of stress that causes the most suffering. This week, we’ll start focusing on some strategies to start the process of de-stressing. In my experience, the first line of defense ALWAYS needs to be meeting our own basic, physical… Continue reading First, Get Some Sleep
Since the start of this month, I’ve seen the following things happen: My resting heart rate dropped 7 points.My breathing has started to feel easier, like a blockage has disappeared.My sleep quality has improved drastically.My appetite has skyrocketed (from an unwanted low period).I feel motivated to head to the gym and when I’m there, I… Continue reading Stress, simplified
I’m having an off-day. I refuse to call it a bad day, but it’s decidedly not good. We all have these, and we all handle them differently. In the past, my MO was the following: sad music, sad movies, the greasiest takeout I could get my hands on, and Oreos (or Oreo ice cream depending… Continue reading They can’t all be good days: a mini-post