Remain Curious

Remain Curious
I used to work at Victoria's Secret. It was one of those places where you heard the same phrases over and over again until they started to sound like nails on a chalkboard. "Remain curious" was one of those phrases.

At the time, I didn't really understand what it meant. I just knew that it was something that the corporate powers-that-be wanted us to say. Now that I am in a different place in life, I find myself using this phrase more often. And I actually understand what it means.



My body says put down the coffee... the creamer isn’t helping my gut anyway...

So I pick up the water.
It helps that I’ve been too lazy to make tea..

But this morning, after a lot of dairy products yesterday, I felt so sick.

And heavy.

My bra didn’t fit right... I have plenty to choose from, but when I am in my best shape, this one fits perfect... today it was just a little too snug.

I knew those size small t shirts I bought recently we’re not an option for my bloated belly today.

I grabbed a sweater. Knew I didn’t want to wear jeans. Leggings would only show off how bloated I feel.

I may feel bloated and like I gained back all of the weight I lost, but I still had a wardrobe win today.

The gray slacks.

The ones with little polka dots on them. I have a matching blazer.

My mom bought this suit for me almost 10 years ago.

The pants were tight when I opened them up on Christmas morning. But not so tight that I couldn’t wear them.

At least on my good days.

The days when I wasn’t bloated.


50 Ways to Fill Your Cup in 10 Minutes or Less

Filling our cup or self-care doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. I used to think I needed a whole Spa Day or Girl's Night to consider it "Me Time". 

Changing the way we look at self-care makes it so much less stressful. And honestly who has time to stress over the thing that is supposed to help us manage our stress??

Not Me. 

So I scoured the internet, talked to friends, racked my brain, and I put together a list of self-care action items you can do in less than 10 minutes. 

Start taking care of yourself, so you can show up and take care of everyone else. 


Creating a well balanced life

Creating a well balanced life
When I woke up late on Monday (because I stayed up too late... again), I didn't have time for a slow morning routine before getting ready to go to the vet. I usually write my morning social media posts, emails, and work for a little bit before really getting going for the day. 


How negative people affect your life

How negative people affect your life
Whether the negative people in your life are sharing a bathroom with you, exist on the internet, or happen to acquaintances in the workplace, you can make the choice to limit the time you allow them to impact your life. Sometimes, we don't notice someone is a negative person until we start working on ourselves. Readjust as you need to. Remember that if your thoughts drift to negative space, it's time to evaluate who you are spending your time with. 

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