I've always felt like a bit of an impostor, being apart of so many positive organizations when I'm truly such a cynic. I'm learning to embrace how my cynical tendencies can help me accomplish more as a positive person. Still working on the whole stress and anxiety thing, but ya know, baby steps. I decided … Continue reading The Power of Being a Positive Cynic
A couple months ago, I went to a new doctor for the first time since beginning my new insurance plan. When I stepped on the scale, the nurse tried weighing me between the 100-150 lb range. I chuckled, "You're optimistic -- I like it!" I weighed the heaviest I've ever seen on the scale. Since … Continue reading Heavyweight, Happy State
Social media has drastically changed the way we take in news. So much of our news is actually determined by our friends, including fake news. Maybe you haven't checked the news yet, but your friends have shared current events. A lot of people even choose to learn news from social media instead of checking directly. … Continue reading Social Media and Current Events: Are our opinions merely noise?
I love the social influence of healthy living. A fitness Instagram might be mocked by some, but it can help keep people accountable and positive, and it can help track their progress and goals. I love working out with others because it makes exercise fun and not a chore. CHAARG and aSweatLife are two organizations … Continue reading The Pressure of Sweating with Friends
As of late, we're constantly reminded that it's okay to say "no." We're encouraged to prioritize self-care and cut out what doesn't "serve us," even if that sometimes includes people. Outside of your personal bubble, on the other end of that "no," someone is wondering why you turned them down. Since people still love to … Continue reading Why I Said No: Sorry I can’t because…
I'm all about empowering yourself through fitness, and I've been working on a project specifically around that theme (coming soon!). Something has been irritating me lately on how we let the empowerment of fitness override empowerment of anything else. People so often fixate on changing themselves physically that nothing else changes mentally -- at least … Continue reading Empowering Your Life Beyond Physical Strength: Prioritization and Time Allocation
For many people, long gone are the days of working one standard 9-5 job. According to CareerBuilder, nearly a third of workers have a side gig. Yeah, we're broke because of student debt etc. etc. etc. but 25% of workers making more than $75K have a side gig, too. People of all incomes are working … Continue reading Balancing Your #SideHustle: An 1871 Workshop