Thoughts on Meditation

Those who follow me on social media may have noticed that I have been posting quotes on my social media stories from the Calm app in the mornings. You’re probably wondering wtf right? Or better yet, is meditation really all that it’s cracked up to be? Well, here are some of my thoughts on it….

To the person who made me who I am

Mom, The other day my boyfriend asked me what I missed the most about being a kid, and the first thing that came to mind was the time I used to spend with you. Now that I have been out of the house and living on my own since leaving for college at Ohio State…

Aldi’s Finds

Grocery shopping: the biggest pain in the ass. Unless you make it your job to be an extreme couponer, most people generally do not like grocery shopping. While it can cause migraines, it is also extremely satisfying when you find bomb deals that make life a hell of a lot easier and exponentially lower your…

Model Diet Hacks

In the past I have given advice on how to dine smarter when out at restaurants on a diet, provided some of my favorite healthy on-the-go snack options, and gave some insight as to why some of the most popular diets may not be working for you the way they work for so many other…

Dear Nick

Nick, my spectacular little brother, Today you are about to begin the next big chapter of your life. A few months ago, you graduated from high school. After a nice long, hot girl summer (just kidding), you are moving into your college dorm. Being the youngest of three siblings, you are the last to leave the…

The Ugly Truth

Last week I wrote about how to deal with inner demons and provided strategies to combat a negative mindset. This week, I want to focus on dealing with the demons we may not even know are with us that are keeping us from reaching our max potential. The ones that are hindering us from getting…

Dealing with Inner Demons

One thing is for certain: we are our own harshest critics. As people, we are so quick to look at ourselves and criticize what we see in the mirror; it’s instantaneous. Rather than immediately thinking, “Wow, look how pretty my eyes are,” we immediately jump to “Damn, I really need to lose 5 pounds.” But…

The Keto Headache

One of the most popular diets on the market right now is the ketogenic diet, or ‘keto’ for short. For those who have never heard of the Keto diet, it’s a diet that is comprised of 75 percent fats, 20 percent proteins, and five percent or less of carbohydrates. In other words…no carbs. That’s right, no…

Eating Healthy: Dollars and Sense

One of the biggest complaints associated with following a healthy diet is that people don’t have the money to afford healthy food or that they do not have the resources available to obtain those items of nutritional value. Newsflash: you do not need to have a Trader Joes or Whole Foods at your fingertips to…

For the Fatass

Greetings friends, After going through the mayhem of graduating from THE Ohio State University (you know I had to say it) with two degrees and both with honors, I decided to take a step back from all social media for a while as this has been a huge time of transition and change for me….