Health

Stop waiting for motivation

Motivation is crap. So many times in my own life I’ve eaten junk food and I’ve made excuses not to exercise or move my body because I was simply not motivated to. I told myself 100000x “I’ll start tomorrow” hoping I would wake up with some magical motivation that would solve all of my problems…

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3 Steps to Kicking the Procrastination Habit

I have a serious issue when it comes to procrastination, I’m sure a lot of people can relate. I have gotten in trouble in jobs before because sometimes I would procrastinate on a project for an embarrassing amount of time. I procrastinated on projects, breaking up with shitty boyfriends, and most unfortunately of all- I…

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The tales of an Anxious girl

She sat alone on the bathroom floor emotionally naked and afraid, there was nothing left in her and the tears had turned into dry heaving. Another check-in on the scale turned into an obsessed teenager curled in front of the toilet with a spoon in her mouth trying to get last nights dinner out of…

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Change your Divots Change your Life

Do you remember when you were a kid and you got so caught up playing that you tried to hold your bladder and ended up having an accident? Oh no wait, yesterday-that was yesterday. Ah yes! At the haggard age of 31-after growing and pushing a human out of my body,  I have less bladder…

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3 steps to own your goal and make 2020 YOUR year

Happy New Years resolution time!!! Is it just me or have they become a cliche in our culture?? We joke that by January 3rd we’ve “fallen off the wagon” and are back to our old habits; so, we might as well get comfortable in our sweatpants and try again next year. Well how far has this…

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Relieving your Anxiety through Action

This Monday night was a doozy, as I sat on the living room floor  petting my dog for  comfort,  trying to focus on how soft his fur was and how happy he looked as his tail wagged on the floor- I usually find a sense of solace in these moments. However, on this particular rainy night-…

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Self-Care is Self-Preservation and its not optional

I’ve noticed when talking about “self-care” people’s eyes glaze over. It’s like when my parents told me as a teenager to make sure I did my homework before going out with my friends. (cue eye roll) I was not going to do that. Do you know why I should have made it a priority to get…

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When our Demons want to play

For a huge part of my life, as a teenager and even into my 20’s I struggled with the yo-yo diet cycle perpetuated by an influx of this incessant need to eat til my stomach hurt. In my younger days I have vivid memories of sitting on my bathroom floor with a spoon in my…

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Self Limiting Beliefs

I have been in Ketchikan AK for a couple of months now and have made some quality connections with people in this town, it has turned out to be a much better experience than I anticipated when I first learned I would be moving here. It is insanely gorgeous and the people I’ve met are…

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Winter is coming in Alaska

I’ve noticed people in Ketchikan talk about winter as if  its dangerous like we are all suddenly dropped into the lives of characters from  “Game of Thrones” When I meet someone new they do not tell me how many years they’ve lived here without prefacing how many winters it has been. “We’ve been here three winters” It…

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