I think I am approaching an age where I have to start taking care of my body or risk hobbling around like a 90 year old lady. I am only in my early 30’s, but I’ve already begun to have back and neck pain, joint pain, nerve issues (from compressed nerves, maybe), and digestive issues. … More Accountability Post #1 For Health Goals
One of my favorite movies is “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks. I always put on the DVD when I have nothing else to watch, and at this point I have seen it a hundred times. At some point when it is playing I can expect my boyfriend to chime in about how boring the film … More Chronic Illness Is Like ‘Cast Away’ To Me
I used to think that meditation was all about giving yourself a few minutes to unwind by sitting quietly and clearing your mind, which ultimately would help you to feel less stressed. Then I would attempt to meditate, and I would be unsuccessful in clearing my mind and I would become frustrated. The whole process … More Meditation is Making My Brain Fit
Multiple people have asked me if I have tried marijuana or CBD for my OCD. Here is what I want you to know: Chasing cures is very much a part of OCD. I’m not sure exactly what it is about “natural” or “holistic” treatments that are so appealing when conventional methods probably have more … More Will Marijuana Help My OCD?
Something that has always been a barrier to my own fitness goals is having the motivation to do it. There are only so many hours in the day, and often by the time that I can put time into a workout, I am just not feeling it for one reason or another. I have often … More Getting Motivated For a Healthier Lifestyle
Several years ago (almost 4, if we’re counting) I had a regular running schedule. My physical and mental health were in a completely different place than they are now. I had a change in jobs and my stress levels increased, causing me to let the regimen go entirely. I have tried so many times to … More Making Strides