All in health

The Two Week Reset

As many of you may know, Mike and I just relocated the first week of May to a new apartment that is just 4 miles away from my office and 10 miles away from Mike's campus (& much closer to his clinical sites, too!) Mike had been adamant for quite some time that we relocate closer to my office, he could see more clearly than I could how much of a toll the commute was taking on me. I was insistent that I could keep plugging along, but five and a half years of 10+ hours spent commuting a week, combined with my health and the immense amount of stress I'd been under, particularly this past winter and spring, was truly starting to derail me. So I did something that wives hate to do...conceded that my husband was RIGHT! (yes Mike, I put it in writing that you were right ☺)

Hearts Delight

Mike and I had the profound honor of being asked to speak on the third night of the Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction in Washington, DC. This was extremely monumental for us, as it marked the first time we were both featured patients, advocates, and speakers.

Fighting Fear with Gratitude

In tonight's post, I tackle what's been plaguing me for almost two months now: abject fear regarding my health and the uncertainty of the path it will take. Let me be completely honest – this is a very new feeling for me and I absolutely hate it. Sure I have wrestled with a plethora of emotions regarding my health: anxiety and depression surrounding the future, trauma from the past, a sense of loss over certain things (like the ability to biologically carry a child) but I have truly never really experienced any day to day consistent fear and panic. In fact, I was the complete opposite.

Falling in love with being a beginner

Hi Loving Lately readers!!  I'm so happy you're here.  Today I want to talk about something that is essential to happiness but also something none of us really like to experience...being a rookie.

Starting something new, getting out of your comfort zone, pushing your limits.  If you're anything like me, you have a Pinterest board full of quotes with those ideas but putting them into practice is a whole other game.  I want to share something new I've been up to for the past month, and I hope that you can learn from me getting out of my comfort zone and then I want to hear from you!  I'd love to know what you learned the last time you stepped out of yours and even what you are learning right this very minute.

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 only diet you need in 2018: a social media diet

We all lead super full lives, there's no question about it.  And maybe, there's a priority in your life that you'd like to spend more time on.  Maybe it's your family, your partner, or your friends (or all of the above!).  Maybe it's a hobby that you absolutely love but never have time to devote to.  Or maybe it's a whole new activity- you'd like to take up yoga or sign up for a local art class.  But you just never seem to have the time.

What if I told you, that you could literally increase the number of hours in the day?  Just kidding.  I'm not magic (my Hogwarts letter got lost in the owl post!). 

To be totally honest with you guys, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to swing my Loving Lately post this month. The sh*t basically hit the fan last Friday night and our world blew up a little. Loving Lately has hands down been one of the best things about this year for me. I take writing for the blog very seriously and my writing process and timeline is usually pretty planned and precise. But this post? Well this post is going to be messy and raw and vulnerable and probably unedited.