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Random Ramblings #5

Random Ramblings #5


Wow, it feels like it’s been forever and  a day since I last posted. I didn’t intend to take a break, but between traveling for work and having family in town, I fell SUPER off schedule. I am a creature of habit, and I love my routine, so being out of whack drives me insane. But, trying to get back at it! Since it’s been so long, I figured we’d hop back in with a Random Ramblings catch-up post.

So, let’s do this!


I am so routine-oriented that I don’t even realize it until I get thrown off, like I have been the last 2 weeks. It’s like I cannot even function properly! My healthy eating falls off, my sleep schedule takes a nosedive, and my workouts are a STRUGGLE. Literally, I was nearly in a tears during a few of my workouts. Ah, it’s the worst! So, needless to say, my routine is so essential to living a healthy, fulfilling, productive life.

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Acne-Prone Skin: Foods, Supplements, and Stress

Acne-Prone Skin: Foods, Supplements, and Stress


Let me start by saying that my skin is looking better than it has in months – super YAY for that! And for the last week or so, I’ve used ONLY translucent powder for oil control…no powder foundation at all! It’s been at least six months since I’ve been able to do that, and let me tell you, I am SO EXCITED! Sure, I still have some hyperpigmentation, but it’s healing. And I haven’t had any new breakouts. Hallelujah!

Honestly, it’s hard to say exactly what’s helped my skin in improve over the last few months, but I wanted to share with you what I’ve changed or incorporated that may be helping. Acne-prone skin is a finicky thing, and as someone who has been dealing with this for years and years, I know we all just want a solution of some sort. So, I’m hoping that between my acne-prone skincare routine and what I’m sharing here today, that maybe you find a few products or items that will also help you. I know I’ve tried endless products to find a solution, and I also know that the items that seem to help are ever-changing. But there is always hope!

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Divorce: The Realization + Unraveling

Divorce: The Realization + Unraveling


You know what’s interesting? I keep wanting very badly to write about the emotions of divorce, but I think it’s been tough for me because I’m no longer in that space. I’ve healed and moved on, and now, it’s just something that happened in my life. A chapter that is over and closed. I’m trying again here today – I figure if I just began writing, maybe it’ll flow out. Divorce is a big thing, and it’s tough, and it hurts, so I want to be able to share my experience to connect with and help those I’m meant to.

So, here goes.

I think when I really realized that things were going downhill, I finally e-mailed my friend this super long e-mail about how I was feeling and all my emotions. It was sometime after that traumatic event I’ve mentioned here before. But, in that e-mail, I deliberately didn’t mention my marriage or my husband. In fact, I told her it had nothing to do with either. Perhaps it was something I wasn’t ready to admit to myself. Anyway, I recall telling her that I was extremely unhappy and lost – not sure what I wanted, where I was going, or what this was all about. I just knew that something had to give, that I couldn’t keep on as I was. I was so full of emotions, I just had to get it out – and she was my go-to. It was a rambling e-mail that probably made little sense, but at least it was outside of me, and someone else was aware.

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