Category: Lifestyle

10 Quotes + Aspirations for a Positive Start to Any Day

Let’s face it; life can be rough. Between juggling  numerous and varying relationships, heavy workloads, health, and endless to do lists, stress is almost inevitable. At times it can be really hard to pull ourselves out of the depths of negativity, and emerge positive, refreshed, and ready to take on anything. I’ve always been huge on quotations and affirmations. Words are powerful, and reading the right ones can totally get you jazzed for the day ahead, and all that life has to throw at you. So, in honor of Monday, here are some quotes and affirmations…

The Lost Art of Snail Mail

One of the things I wanted more than anything when I was growing up, was for something, specifically a letter, to come for me in the mail. Now, don’t ask me who I was expecting to write me a letter, my brain hadn’t really thought through all of the details and motivations for such a thing to happen, I just knew I wanted a letter. I think deep down, even now, when I fetch the mail I’m still hoping that sandwiched sloppily, and unexpectedly between the bills and desperate pleas for me to sign…

10 Things I Never Travel Without

Although I’m by no means a travel expert, I do love going new places and experiencing new things. I fully intend to do more traveling in these next couple of years, so hopefully I’ll quickly become more seasoned and confident with the whole travel thing, especially where packing is concerned. Most recently I packed for my honeymoon to Jamaica (still so surreal to think I’m married and went on a honeymoon!). It was a bit tricky because Ted and I wanted to carry on our luggage, so the size of our suitcases was restricted…

50 Thoughts I’ve Had During My First 50 Pure Barre Classes

It’s no secret that Pure Barre is a serious passion of mine as of late. I started attending Pure Barre classes back in May (May 9th to be exact!…don’t ask me why I know that haha) and I’ve consistently attended class 3-5 times/week ever since! (If you want to know more about what Pure Barre is like, check out this post of mine!) There are some milestones within the Pure Barre community, one of them being taking 100 classes. Currently, I’m a little over halfway there, and doing…

The Importance of R&R + 10 Ways to Unwind

Hello, strangers! Long time no blog-but this post sort of goes hand in hand with my absence. So, allow me to explain. Wordily.  I’m writing this during a day home from work, my very first ever sick day. Yes, you read that correctly. In the 2.5 years that I’ve worked my nursing job, I’ve never called in, not once. This is for a couple of reasons. I’ve always gotten sick on my days off, a sort of win-lose situation because although those off days were spent in bed, it…