I first began using essential oils a few years ago, when a friend who regularly used them explained the basics to me and gave me some examples of how she used them in her everyday life. I had heard of essential oils and their many benefits but it all seemed overwhelming and confusing, and I had no idea where to start. If you’ve wanted to start using essential oils but are unsure what they are or how to use them, or if you’re just looking for some new uses for them, then read on!Read More
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.Read More
Oh, Halloween. One of my very favorite holidays when I was a kid. Why, you ask? Was it the costumes? The scary movies? The changing of the seasons? (Well, sort of – I am from LA after all!) Nope – it was the candy that was my absolute favorite part of Halloween. A holiday where I got to walk around my neighborhood and get free candy?! That was better than Christmas for me. Because I. love. sugar.
I’ll take sugar in almost any form, but I LOVE candy. I love it so much that I would make myself sick – I remember one year when I was younger where I ate so much candy after Halloween that I my body literally rejected it all and I got really sick because I had had too much – whoops. I was, and have been all my life, addicted to sugar…Read More
So far on this blog, I’ve mentioned a lot of mental strategies to deal with anxiety. But, as we know, anxiety can have a lot of physical effects as well as mental effects. For me, one of the most difficult physical symptoms of anxiety that I struggle with is trouble sleeping. It’s like the moment I lay down to sleep, my mind decides it has to both a) run through every single event of my day and analyze everything I said and did and what other people said and did and b) start thinking about everything I have to do tomorrow/this week/this year, what my five-year plan should be, what I need to pack for that next trip, what I need to get next time I go to CVS, and…you see where this is going. My mind just seems to explode with thoughts at bed time, making it difficult for me to sleep even when I’m tired…Read More
This post originally started as this post about mindfulness and meditation, where I briefly mention my struggles with anxiety and how that prompted me to begin looking into healthy coping mechanisms to manage it. But as I wrote the post, the part where I describe my journey with anxiety – originally just supposed to be a brief few sentences – began to stretch into many paragraphs and I realized I had a lot more to say than I originally thought. I wanted the post about mindfulness to be mostly about mindfulness, so I picked a few key points and saved the rest for later. So here, I want to share more a more in-depth account of my experiences with anxiety in the hopes that someone else who may be struggling with this feels less alone…Read More