Reflections on 2018: changing dreams and a lot of growth

2018 gave me a lot of opportunities for growth – I went through a lot of big life changes, rediscovered old dreams, and found new ones. Keep reading for my thoughts and reflections on the year and the five main lessons I learned. Here’s to 2019 – I know it’s going to be a great one!

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5 simple ways to reduce stress when life gets busy

When we get busy and time seems like a precious commodity, it’s so easy for our minds to move to a place of stress and overwhelm rather than a place of gratitude. Below I share four easy ways to reduce stress during busy times – I use all of these techniques when I feel overwhelmed, and I hope they can help you, too!

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How I completely changed my relationship with food and fitness

In the past year I’ve completely changed my perspective on food and fitness – I’ve learned to love healthy eating and crave exercise, and I feel so much better mentally, physically, and spiritually because of it. Keep reading to see how I shifted my outlook on wellness and what I’ve learned in the past year.

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Well Wild Women – Interview with my mother, Cynthia Charis

It’s fitting that my first “Well Wild Woman” in this feature is none other than my own mother, Cynthia Charis. I truly would not be the badass woman I am today without her (she was my first example of a well wild woman, after all). My mom has run her own business since I was young, and has always been an incredible example to me of “having it all.” I’ve watched her closely as she has navigated parenting me, running her own business, being an amazing wife, and pursuing her own pursuits and interests. She always made it clear that she loved me and would always be there to support me, but that she was her own person, too…

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5 ways to develop a more positive relationship with social media

My relationship with social media, like for many of you I’m sure, is…complicated to say the least. I feel like my opinion of it changes almost daily, sometimes hourly. I hate it, I love it, I want to get off of it completely. It simultaneously inspires me and leaves me drained. It feels completely fake and rehearsed one minute and then it feels vulnerable and authentic the next. Does anyone else feel this way about social media, too?! Social media, like everything, has its wonderful qualities and it has its major flaws. It’s okay for our feelings about it to change – as long as it’s not completely draining us or making us so unhappy that we’re not able to function in “real life”…

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