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Rethink the Resolution

Hi Loving Lately readers!!I I start off this post with just so much love for you for taking the time to read our words. We are just so grateful for you.

OK so we’re a few weeks into the year…and I want to talk about resolutions. This post is as much for me as it is for you, because I want to rethink the concept of resolutions and I hope you’ll join me in doing so.

This is the time of year that many of us choose to make resolutions, goals, dreams for the year and you know here at Loving Lately we LOVE personal growth and that is essentially all we write about. BUT…I think the culture around resolutions kind of stinks to be honest. Lose weight, spend less, get a promotion..these are some of the most common resolutions. And those are admirable ones, don’t get me wrong, but I think we can have a much better 2019 if we take a second to reframe them.

Don't talk about it, be about it

“Speak kindly to yourself..your mind hears every word you say.”

I hardly ever journal, but I did once this week.  And I wrote hopes and dreams I have for next year, for the year after that, and so on.  And while in that zone, the words I wrote were positive and kind and optimistic. The thing is though..this is NOT how I always speak to myself.

When we’re all in this season of considering what our 2019 will look like, I want to invite all our Loving Lately readers, and myself too, to think about how you’re speaking to yourself about your goals, dreams, and wishes.  

Minimalistic Living

This month I wanted to tackle a topic I’ve been meaning to write about for quite some time: living a more minimalistic lifestyle. I tend to be more of a long winded writer so I’m going to do my absolute best in this post to write with minimalism in mind and keep it streamlined…here goes nothing! I remember our foray into a more minimalistic lifestyle quite clearly - Mike and I had gotten back from a wonderful weeklong vacation in N. Myrtle Beach in May of 2017. I always suffer from the "post vacation blues" but this time it seemed there was more to my unhappiness. I felt like the walls of the condo were closing in on me and had the strangest sense that everything was all wrong. I honestly can't even put it into words.

Loving Lately: Queer Eye

So you guys may or may not have noticed… I took a little hiatus.  Kelly and I have religiously switched on and off every 2 weeks writing blog posts since Loving Lately began and in the middle of last month I just completely shut down and couldn’t.  I didn’t want to write candidly and in detail about what was going on in my personal life, but I also didn’t feel like writing about just anything because everything else felt so inconsequential.

The long story short is Scott and I lost a member of our immediate family to cancer.  And we’ve been grieving this for some time now and the last time I was supposed to write for Loving Lately I just couldn’t wrap my mind around what would be important enough to write about and Kelly I’m so thankful took the wheel for me and posted all this gorgeous love and amazement with her Heart’s Delight post.


Disconnect to Connect: Reclaiming a Morning Routine

As you all know, the end of December through the end of February was quite the rollercoaster for Mike and I. I feel like we have been continuously treading water. Simply staying afloat and getting by. As March rolled around a sense of normalcy began to return, in fact a lot of great things happened. We had a wonderful trip to New Orleans, I got my new title at work, and we sold our condo! Things were definitely heading in the right direction. So why was it that two Saturdays ago I found myself crippled in bed with anxiety. Things have been moving in the right direction…so why did I feel as if I was slipping backwards? I realized that I needed to re-evaluate some of my habits. I needed to reclaim my routine

That tapping thing

I think one of the most frustrating things about how we as a culture talk about stress is that we constantly emphasize how bad stress is for you, but offer very little in terms of actual effective and easy to use tools to use to reduce our stress and create happier, healthier lives.  

Enter: that tapping thing.  AKA EFT (emotional freedom technique) or tapping.

The Power of I: Intuition & Intention Setting

"Within every storm there is intention, strength, and beauty" 

Ever since I was a little girl countless people have referred to me as an old soul. Being an old soul is often associated with having experience, wisdom, or a deeper understanding of the world around you. Am I an old soul simply because of all I have experienced, and been witness to, in my mere 29 years? Furthermore, many believe old souls are individuals who have learned from past lives or even incarnations.