WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE

Before we jump in … I started an insta @embracemylight so I can do little daily updates, come say hi! There are never times when I think to myself, "Wow, I've been through a lot and I'm still standing". Instead I find myself thinking, "You are a failure. Why can’t you do better? What can … Continue reading WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE

HELLO AUGUST: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS

GOODBYE JULY  How is it August already? This year is just flying by and I’m having trouble keeping up! July was very busy. I was a guest at a wedding, my boyfriend visited New York, I tried new fitness classes, had a few life realization (as shown in the lengthy list of reflections), a family … Continue reading HELLO AUGUST: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS

NEW BEGINNINGS

Sooooooo, I took an un-planned month off from my usual routine (talk about an obvious self-sabotage moment.) Work has been unbearably busy, family emergencies, constant travel; the focus on other things have revved up all the cravings that led to my unhealthy lifestyle originally. I have been saying for months, ‘Monday I’m going to get serious’ … Continue reading NEW BEGINNINGS

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: OPEN YOUR EYES

I was so saddened this week with the news that we lost two bright and amazingly talented creatives to suicide, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. In light of the media coverage and social media outpouring, it's a timely reminder to encourage open conversations about mental health and examine your own knowledge of mental illnesses. Everyone struggles at some point … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: OPEN YOUR EYES

NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK

Today is Day 3 of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. For me, this week is all about speaking truth, living in freedom, breaking the silence and reflecting on my past. Today we're diving into: How food, weight bias and stigma are discussed in our culture Ways to become aware of our own preconceived judgments … Continue reading NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK