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Browsing Tag: Inspiration

How Hitting Rock Bottom May Be A Catalyst For Change

Yesterday (Tuesday)… was the worst. Like, one of those days that, as it is happening, you file into your top ten collection of worst days…ever.  I got on the wrong transit route not once, but twice. After having a driver miss my stop, then running four blocks, then having to take a taxi in a panic so I wouldn’t be late for an audition. Then riding the transit for two…

Is It Dangerous To Dream? (Thinking Out Loud)

Last week, I had an audition for the Stratford Festival. You may recall that this is my dream. Being an actor at this festival is the absolute, ultimate, biggest dream I have.  It was something to even be granted an audition, as this in of itself is a competitive area of decision. I was proud and so excited to even be given the chance to be seen.    The two weeks leading up…

My Little Tablespoon.

I had a whole nice and personal Thinking Out Loud post I wanted to get up today.  But honestly, it just didn’t feel right to do so.  It didn’t feel right to focus on myself right now. Not when I know so many are hurting.  So I thought of just not saying anything, either. I’m not usually one to speak up amidst any sort of political/world event…

Making Goals: How Do You Want To Feel?

A few weeks ago I was introduced to The Desire Map through Leah’s blog. I’ve found myself very intrigued by what Danielle LaPorte has written and would like to think out loud with you today. Thank you, Amanda.  With The Desire Map, Danielle presents the idea of asking ourselves, “How Do I Want To Feel?” when it comes to making our goals.  How do I want to…

Anxiety. Could It Really Be Mind Over Matter?

On Monday I mentioned how last week I was really struggling with anxiety. This perpetual, chronic sense of body tightness and  chest discomfort just wouldn’t go away, no matter how much I tried to stretch or focus on my breathing.  When I have a lot of anxious thoughts, I feel almost as if I’ve pulled muscles in my chest. And my solar plexus turns to rock. My mind was steadily racing to…

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…

Friday Favorites #2: Highs that are Lows and Lows that are Highs

Anyone know what I mean when I say a “low” that is also a “high?” I feel like during a time of recovery – which as I’ve said before is really a time of discovery – a lot of our “highs” and things that we know make us happy deep down may, in the moment, also feel like a low. I touched on it in this post where I mentioned that…

Creating a Life You Don’t Want to Run Away From

Many people spend their lives running.  And no, not the marathon kind. We spend so much time and energy running away from who we really are, what we really feel and what we really want to do. We distract ourselves with our iPhones the instant we have a moment of open space. We keep ourselves busy busy busy in order to avoid too much quiet time where our thoughts can get the better of us…

Friday Favorites: Recent Loves

In truth, my real recent loves are you guys. But since I can’t plaster you all into a computer screen (well I probably could, but I’ve never been good with technology – and probably not without cramping all your killer good looks) I’m here to share some other recent loves. I just feel like partying today.  So here’s to it! PRODUCTS: This pancake mix from…

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