Ever had an injury that completely halted your exercise routine? Last year I did and it shattered my world. I didn’t break a leg, but I did have to stop doing my favorite workout. Let me tell you, it wasn’t fun. I’ve learned a few things post-injury and I thoughtContinue Reading

Hi, my name is Jenn and I’m a recovering perfectionist.  Although I’m still battling with it from time to time, I have recovered. I wanted to do this post because I thought it could help someone learn how to identify perfectionism and how it is possible to overcome it. WhenContinue Reading

Is self-care really that expensive?  The answer to this question is different for everyone. You do have to be mindful about how you practice self-care because it can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Let me give you an example of how it can get expensive. Sally decides she isContinue Reading

When I think about mental health I immediately think of all the bad things – anxiety, depression, severe manic episodes, darkness and hospitalization.  A lot of people think of the bad things first too.  Someone that thinks like this may have tons of friends, be at every event or partyContinue Reading

Ahhh, nap time. It’s amazing, isn’t it?! How many of us actually get a chance to take advantage of a nap?  I bet not many.  The unfortunate thing about this is, we might not know all the benefits of taking a nap so we don’t take advantage of the opportunity.Continue Reading

Today, I stayed in my pajamas.  All day.  Yup! All. . .freakin’…day! And I’m totally cool with it.  Why?  Because I was able to get a TON of stuff done. I had a healthy breakfast.  I researched a topic for a few talks I have coming up.  I watched theContinue Reading

Do you ever feel like you’re in a long line of robots, just going through the motions, day in and day out.  We’re all trying to get to our destination and sometimes we may not be noticing what’s around us.  It can feel like an out of body experience.  AndContinue Reading

Sometimes, my self-doubt is real.  It creeps in and sometimes it’s terrifying. Do you have self-doubt?  You may have self-doubt and not even realize it. If you don’t, I commend you! I’m being totally vulnerable here, but my self-doubt is a process I’m working through.  From the outside, my world looks great.Continue Reading

Sometimes you feel like you have to say no and sometimes you feel like you can’t say no.  Keep in mind, saying no can be good for your health.Facing burnout is a very real thing.  And it can be very damaging for your mind and our body.  In a past post,Continue Reading

SAD is a real thing. I’m not talking about the emotion of feeling sad.  I’m taking about Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Not everyone suffers from this, but most people experience some seasonal changes.   Where I’m from, the weather changes are not only by the seasons, but also by day to day.Continue Reading