Category: Lifestyle

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…

Pure Barre: My New Work Out Obsession

Fitness has always been important to me, but I’ve never really found a routine and or workout that felt…right. Often times, I’d find myself wandering around the gym aimlessly doing reps on an array of random machines that just happened to be available. I knew I needed something a bit more streamlined and focused if I wanted results. Enter Pure Barre. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre, and focuses on small, isometric movements to quickly target and tone your seat, arms, thighs and abs. It’s deceivingly…

My Summer Reading List

Reading is one of my favorite past times. As a kid, I would get completely lost in books, and emerge hours later a changed person, with my eyes opened wider, a fuller heart, and my mind buzzing. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time to read as I would like these past couple of months, curse you adult life!, but I’m making a promise to myself: I promise to make more time to read this summer. In honor of this personal promise, I raided Target for some books I’ve been dying to read! I…

What’s in My Grocery Cart

This post is something a little different for me. It’s not my usual favorites round-up, or Wedding Wednesday post, but lately I’ve really been more conscious about what I’m putting in my body. Now, that being said, I’m not perfect and I’m also not a registered dietician, nor licensed/certified in any way regarding dietary advice. This is merely a peek into what I’ve been buying on my grocery trips lately, and what I tend to eat in a day. I think it’s fun to…

50 (More) Random Facts About Me

So, when I wrote the first installment of 50 Random Facts About Me, I had no idea it would be viewed so frequently! I overthought the original SO many times. My internal monologue included thoughts like: “Will people think I’m conceited?!”                                                                                                    “Can I even think of 50 things?”                                                                                                           “It’s not conceited right?”                                                                                                                       “I’m not even interesting!”                                                                                                                    “Oh! Oh! That fact is sort of interesting!”                                                                                        “I’m so doing this!”                                                                                                                                       “I can’t do this” Needless to say, my…