Gaining Weight: The Unexpected and Surprising Struggle

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitician or have any credentials to elicit health advice. Everything I write is from my own experience and personal journey. Please consult a licensed health professional before making any plans for gaining weight.   With the onset of obesity and global desire to lose weight in our society, it elicits a notion that gaining weight is something that is easy – “too easy” – for most people…

The Definition of “Something” (WIAW)

Alongside the struggles and beliefs of not doing, “enough” comes the question of what it means to have done “something.”  For years now I have lived under the self-harming belief that in order to feel deserving – of anything – I had to have done something. That being said, my idea of “something,” seems to often be more like an imaginary hero quest.    I think this belief is one…

Week In Review: Meditation, Motivation and ALL THE BALLS

Happy Monday! I missed last week’s Week In Review, so I’m feeling pumped to get my list on today. It was a pretty good week. So much so that I don’t even think an intro is necessary. Plus I’ve been getting a little wordy lately so let’s just get to it, mmhmm?      What did I accomplish last week?…. Thank you, dear Meg, for the weekly pat…

Friday Top Three #3: Recommitting

Linking up with the fabulous Kate for a wordy Friday Top Three! Top Three Highs:   Tuesday’s mood. On Tuesday – the day after returning from my 5 days away at the folk festival – I was just in a really lovely mood. My work decided it apparently wasn’t important to inform me that my evening shift had changed to a 9 am start, so if I hadn’t called the night before just…

The “Image” of Success and Failure: Letting Go Of Shame

This summer has uncovered some dark truths to me.  Truths that are really hard for me to admit.  Have you ever, after some brutally honest reflection, come to discover that you, in fact, hold the same thoughts and opinions that you thought you always chastised in others? Those “people” who speak or think about others in a way that you’ve always “frowned upon” and swore you’d never think the same way as?&nbsp…

A Weekend of Nourishment for Mind, Body and Soul (WIAW)

Hi friends! After a little hiatus out under the stars… I am back.  This past weekend I worked as a volunteer at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, which is a music festival I have attended many times before, but never as a volunteer. This involved 4 days of embracing my true hippy and filling myself up with nourishment in the form of music, fresh air and good food. I did not shower, I wore shoes as little…

What I Ate Wednesday: Soft Offering for the Oft Suffering

Well between having zero energy and living in the boons where there seems to be zero internet past 7pm, we’ll see if I get this out… The thing is, I’m exhausted. From everything.  But I miss blogging and still want to get in a What I Ate Wednesday post because right now, making these little offerings of words and thoughts and pictures of food is one of the only things giving me a…

Week In Review: Calming Down The Crazy

Wait. This week is over? Did it even… happen?   I’m feeling a bit.. off my rocker right now, to say it kindly.   Ok I’m feeling a little crazy.   There have been so many changes this past week and any sense of routine I had established has been flipped on its back side. I mean I’m sitting here drinking liqueur. I never drink straight liqueur, let alone from…

The Life Giving List – Healthy Ways to Spend My Time

I mentioned in a post last week how right now –  as I go through a pretty intense change of what my habitual way of living has been, and with that a whole slew of changes of thoughts and feelings – I am needing some extra “distraction.”  I am needing activities that I can do to literally take my mind off any coming anxiety and make the hours pass in a healthy way. That being said, using…

What I Ate Wednesday: Summer Blessings

Friends, Looking over my last couple of posts, I really do not want it to seem as if I am putting out a “woe is me” energy, and most definitely hope I am not coming across as looking for pity or attention. I really have been trying to state what is going in a factual, honest way.  A way that says, “hey life is hard right now and I’m struggling with some things…

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