Ramblings about health, dogs, and other randomness

Health

Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefs

Ah, limiting beliefs. Let’s go ahead and admit it, we all have them. I’m a big fan of the Jen Hatmaker “For the Love” podcast, and on this week’s episode, she hosted Rachel Hollis.  Rachel discusses the obstacles she has overcome, experiences she has had […]

Arizona Vacation Recap

Arizona Vacation Recap

My family alternates celebrating either Thanksgiving or Christmas together every year. 2017 was a Christmas year, but we decided to all get together for a week in Scottsdale, Arizona in January rather than spending a few rushed days together on the actual holiday. My parents […]

Arizona Hiking: One Year Later

Arizona Hiking: One Year Later

I grew up hiking, and have always loved spending time in the “great outdoors”. My dad is from Washington state, and our family used to make an annual “trek” from Oklahoma to visit the Puget Sound area every August. The cool, Pacific climate offered an […]

On Living Life to the Fullest

On Living Life to the Fullest

“Don’t take life for granted” ; “Live life to the fullest”; “Each day is a gift” How often do we hear these cheesy, albeit wise and meaningful statements? How often do we pause, take a deep breath, and meditate on their meaning? Personally, I hear […]

Recovery Season Playlist

Recovery Season Playlist

Music has been a source of joy, comfort, and hope during this difficult season. I’ve always loved Spotify for discovering new artists, checking out what my friends are listening to, creating playlists (it seriously got me through some difficult study sessions during pharmacy school and […]

Day in the Life

Day in the Life

This post is from a typical Thursday at home with my parents. 7:45 A.M.- I awaken naturally (nice change from that work grind!). I’m still a little groggy and grab my glasses from the bedside and go downstairs to start the day. 7:55 A.M.- I […]

Lies My Eating Disorder Told Me (and how my healthier voice responds!)

Lies My Eating Disorder Told Me (and how my healthier voice responds!)

“You don’t deserve to eat breakfast without exercising first.”-actually no. I deserve to eat whenever I am hungry. How am I supposed to get through the day without eating a proper breakfast? I need the fuel for whatever my day may bring, which COULD mean […]

This is the End: My Return to Church

This is the End: My Return to Church

Credit: City Church of Bartlesville’s Sermon 12/31/17 Background: I grew up in a Christian household where my family and I prayed together before every dinner, we attended church weekly, and we participated in religious education. While I have always firmly believed in God, my personal execution […]

2018 Goals

2018 Goals

So far, 2018 is off to a great start! While I believe that you can set a new goal any day or time of the year, I do have some goals that I would like to accomplish by the close of the year. Spiritual Go […]

Thoughts on 2017

Thoughts on 2017

Dear 2017, You have been a year of joy, challenge, pain, fulfilled dreams, and unrealized dreams. The challenges and disappointments you have sent my way make me want to throw you in the garbage and forget you ever happened, but deep down I know that […]