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.

In this piece I really wanted to showcase others perspectives as opposed to just mine. The flip side of the coin. The stories of those who provide love and care to us. Who nourish us and allow us to be who we are. To feel what we feel. I decided to briefly interview four of the most impressive caregivers I know (excluding my husband, as ours is a story for another time): my grandmother, my mom, my dad and Stacy

You & (the real) Me

Millions of times I’ve wanted to write about you and me.  But I’ve never really had the right words.  I’ve started and never finished so many pieces, there being no way to wrap what we are up into a neat little bow.

One of the biggest roadblocks to the management of our mental health is rooted in our innate fear of failure. So many of these self-help books by big name motivational speakers can often do more harm than good. Readers often end up feeling increased pressure to solve their issues in the inspired “go big or go home” mindset of some of these authors and become discouraged when they can’t adhere to these massive changes for an extended period of time.

...you're going where?! was the response I got from essentially everyone when I told them that Mike and I would be traveling to Albania this past August. Most people can't even find Albania on a map, let alone conceptualize traveling there, but we are now among the fortune few who have!