Hello hello Sorry I've been MIA for the past week, I haven't felt like myself at all and didn't have anything to write about. I've had little motivation or creativity. Usually I'm a powerhouse of productivity and fitness and new ideas but this past week I've been lazy and tired, dodging my workout routines and… Continue reading A note to self
I'm thrilled to be writing this post in collaboration with the lovely Mikee and her blog Organicaholic, all about everything organic from lifestyle to food! Check out her post about organic hair care! So, every woman knows how essential a good skincare routine is. A good routine can work wonders for your skin, keep it clear… Continue reading DIY Organic Skin Care Routine!
The other day I was at a party and someone I hadn't seen for a month and a half came up to me and said "wow you're so skinny! You lost so much weight!" and although I smiled and said thanks and felt a little glow of satisfaction, I couldn't help but feel a little… Continue reading Loving your body in every form
It's a pretty well known fact that mindfulness meditations are a great thing to have in your life. Meditating regularly can help you reduce stress, recharge and take a moment for yourself. It's a staple in every self-care toolkit and a sometimes overlooked essential for people leading busy and high stress lives. For the busy… Continue reading The Five Minute Mindfulness Meditation that is Everything you Need
I'm a creature of habit. I think? I can't quite decide if I thrive on structure or chaos. Sometimes I try to obsessively plan out my day for optimum productivity and happiness, or obsess about time and minutes because I have so little of it. But I also find that once I fall into a… Continue reading Little ways to find joy when you have no time for it
I'm no skin expert, I have the occasional pimple. But here are some very simple beauty and skin tricks I swear by that are CHEAP and natural. Being someone who's struggled a long time to find the right skincare routine, I could say I've picked up a bit of knowledge on the way. I can't… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Start Doing for Your Skin
Once I dreamt of working in a smoothie store. I was the perfect candidate: experienced, dedicated and with a personal passion for the art of smoothie making. But alas, I was not hired. Now I'm just an ice cream scooper/call center employee with a smoothie making hobby. And for this reason I would like to… Continue reading 3 Smoothie Recipes So Good You’ll Forget You’re Drinking Vegetables
My friends will never get tired of hearing my signature phrase "but I'm broke!!" every time they suggest going out to eat or going shopping. Except that they do get tired of it, a lot actually. And the reason that I'm broke is because I'm saving ALL my money for Spain, so I can have… Continue reading A Broke Girl’s Guide to Shopping in Maine
Hey guys! So tomorrow is my last day of high school ever. Hahaha I'm so happy. But this week has been full of panic, procrastination, and stress. I had to do all the work from this past trimester because I, of course, didn't do it when I was supposed to. Typical. Also I haven't failed… Continue reading 20 self care tips for times of great stress
find a little time in your life for the things you love - even if it's only a tiny notebook amount
To some degree every person wants to look good naked. But the state of being "healthy" is a lot more than that. It's more than superficially reaching a goal in external appearance, it's more than eating nothing until you're skinny and fainting, it's the connection and symbiotic relationship between mind, body and soul. Think about… Continue reading Why is eating healthy so difficult?
Moving to a new country is terrifying. That's about all I can tell you. Speaking a bit of Spanish is extremely helpful, but the panic that seizes up when someone starts speaking break neck speed sentences with slang and an unknown accent is very real, reducing me to stutter out some words until they take… Continue reading Moving to Barcelona
everything is temporary and that is a comforting yet terrifying thought You won't be sad forever but you won't always be happy too love can come and go change forms and travel distance but nothing is really known. Life will give you choices paths and roads and stories like a bicycle you must keep moving… Continue reading For anyone who needs these words
So last week I turned a year older! And as per tradition my boyfriend and I (who has the same birthday) took a little trip. We went to Montreal, which is conveniently a 5 hour drive from Portland but it feels like a completely different world. We spent two blissful but emotional nights there. Our… Continue reading Montreal and Birthdays
I'm going to be honest with y'all. Things have been NOT GOOD lately. I've been tired, unmotivated, lazy, antisocial. Skipping and shortening workouts, eating badly, not accomplishing the things I want to accomplish. There are a lot of reasons for this; mercury in retrograde, the ebb and flow of depression, working overtime this summer to… Continue reading Reflection
it's incredible to think that in a few months my reality will be forever altered I'll step off the plane into a new existence new streets I'll walk that will grow more familiar with each stride. The strangers that may become friends or even family the bed where I'll sleep peppered with clothes and books… Continue reading A poem for everyone who’s moving away