Before I share my story, I want to provide a disclaimer that this is not a lose weight fast story. This weight loss process has taken me over five years. My story starts the summer after my freshman year of college when I was an overnight camp counselor. During my three months as a counselor, I found that my main source of happiness became food.. and every meal was an “all you can eat” style. I had seconds for about every meal and if I made salads, they were drenched in croutons and dressing. Because I was a wilderness instructor, … Continue reading How Being Happy Lost Me 35 Pounds
The longer we wait to speak up or take action, the more difficult it seems to do it. Have you ever put off a tough conversation with a friend or coworker? And the more time that passed, the more anxious you felt about it. Most often times than not, our conversations go better than we anticipate, and we wish we would’ve spoken up sooner. Last week I was having a friendly dispute with my coworkers about whether you should leave dirty dishes in the sink or next to it. I argued that they should be left beside the sink, so … Continue reading It Will Be Easier if You Start Today!
So you made it. You’re in a new neighborhood, city, state, country. Different landscapes and new faces. You have a feeling that everyone you come across can tell that you’re an outsider. Overthinking what you say and how you move- … Continue reading How to Live Somewhere New
It was presentation day, and our group was up next. Nerves were setting in, and I turned to a classmate, “Well, here goes nothing. I’m so nervous.” She looks at me. Pauses and then says, “You’re a great presenter- you’re … Continue reading An Admirable Trait
How are you? How many times a day do you hear it? That played out script when we greet each other. The most disingenuous question you’ve ever heard. How are you? I’m great, fine, alright thanks for asking. I was … Continue reading How Are You?