A lesson in letting go: quitting my job as a nurse

This is an open letter, to whoever needs to hear it. Maybe you’re like me, and you feel empowered when you witness another human, revealing their humanness, their vulnerabilities, their imperfections, freely and openly for the whole world to see. Maybe you’re just curious, looking for entertainment. Maybe you’re tired of seeing the false narrativeContinue reading “A lesson in letting go: quitting my job as a nurse”

What Are Adaptogens and How I Use Them

When I first heard about adaptogens, I was really unclear on what they even were. Then I started to hear words like Chaga, He Shou Wu, and Ashwagandha and it just made me even more confused. In this blog post, I’ll explain a little bit about what adaptogens are and how I use them. WhatContinue reading “What Are Adaptogens and How I Use Them”

My Favorite Adaptogens and How I Use Them

When I first heard about adaptogens, I was really unclear on what they even were. Then I started to hear words like Chaga, He Shou Wu, and Ashwagandha and it just made me even more confused. In this blog post I’ll explain a little bit about what adaptogens are and how I use them, inContinue reading “My Favorite Adaptogens and How I Use Them”

My Daughter’s Birth Story

I wouldn’t say that I ever felt tired of being pregnant — a feeling that I’ve heard some women use to describe the end of pregnancy. It had been a pretty seamless nine months. However, when my due date of October 9th came and went, I continued to grow more and more emotional. Aside fromContinue reading “My Daughter’s Birth Story”

My Daughter’s Birth

I wouldn’t say that I ever felt tired of being pregnant — a feeling that I’ve heard some women use to describe the end of pregnancy. It had been a pretty seamless nine months. However, when my due date of October 9th came and went, I continued to grow more and more emotional. Aside fromContinue reading “My Daughter’s Birth”

How Motherhood Motivated Me to be the Best Version of Myself

A lot of things change when we become parents. There are the physical changes of pregnancy, the physiological change in hormones, and the emotional changes from feeling a love like no other. Another change I’ve noticed in myself since transitioning into motherhood, is my desire to be the absolute best version of myself. Although, itContinue reading “How Motherhood Motivated Me to be the Best Version of Myself”

Europe Reflections Part IV: A Broken Sandal in Sardinia

Sardinia was my next stop after a wild journey out of Belgium, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Since these posts are not written chronologically and to make it a little easier to understand here is a brief overview of my backpacking trip: Amsterdam —> Brussels —> Alghero —> Dolomites/Cortina d’Ampezzo —> VeniceContinue reading “Europe Reflections Part IV: A Broken Sandal in Sardinia”

3 Lessons My First Marathon Taught Me

On January 1st of 2018, through the haze of a hangover, I said aloud to a coworker, “I think I want to run my first marathon in the year of 2018.” At the time, I wasn’t sure if I would actually achieve this goal or not, nor did I realize how much I would learnContinue reading “3 Lessons My First Marathon Taught Me”

Breaking the Cycle

Every morning, I wake to a little hand smacking me in the face, or pulling on my hair. My eyes open and I see that little face looking up at me as if she’s thinking, “finally you’re awake”. If I’m lucky, we’ve slept until 7:30 in the morning. I often wake up filled with loveContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle”

3 Strong Mantras for Mindfulness

In certain situations, I feel the need to repeat a mantra to myself to stay in the right mindset. I’m going to go over three of my favorite mantras for mindfulness, patience, and peace; and how I came up with them. Mantras for mindfulness I am patient, I am calm. Just be here now, youContinue reading “3 Strong Mantras for Mindfulness”