• 2020,  Body,  Boudoir,  Health,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: A Reminder for the Days I Struggle with My Body

    Loving yourself is hard. I get it, girl. I really do! Society reminds us daily, even hourly, that our standard of beauty is absolute shit, but we still believe it. Skinny is not everything, but it’s been ingrained in us, by us I mean women, for so long we believe it is what we should look like and strive to be. We must unlearn it. We must reframe our thoughts. I am tired of hating my body. I am tired of shaming myself becuase of my body. I am tired of thinking about my body all the time. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to…

  • 2020,  AllTrails,  Amador,  Body,  California,  City Girl Hikes,  Hiking,  Musings

    City Girl Hikes: John Bull Loop Trail – Amador, CA

    When the drive to the hike is cooler than the hike… Whomp! Whomp! Okay, that might be a tad exaggerated, but I was able to drive over the Pardee Dam. I thought it was pretty cool, even though it’s a one-lane dam, monitored by a stoplight. Which means I am entrusting others to pay attention to the light they are supposed to be stopped at. I only knew about Pardee because a friend had gone fishing here and said it was pretty. So, I saw it on AllTrails and I figured why not give it a go. But in my attempt to plan this, I visited the East Bay Municipal…

  • 2020,  Body,  Health,  Musings,  Period

    Musings: Tampons, Thanks Pandemic

    It’s about DAMN time!! I’ve been so heated about this topic for a long time. Women DESERVE to use pre-tax, health funds to buy stuff for their periods. I deserve it. All women deserve it! Thanks to COVID-19, we can now use our HSA accounts to buy tampons (or pads if you’re a psycho)! Also, you can retroactively reimburse yourself for any purchases made since January 1, 2020. I am way too excited for this! Bless the saint who snuck this into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act! You may think you are prepared for thinking about health insurance when you enter the workforce. But then they…

  • 2019,  Health,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: What the Stress?

    Let the bullshit blow in the breeze. The Pharcyde lyrics that are imprinted in my heart and mind. However, no matter how many times I repeat that line when I’m in the thick of it, it doesn’t help. It also doesn’t help when I cannot identify when I’m stressed. Does that happen to you? Do you know your stressors? Do you know how to de-stress yourself? Well, shit! Neither do I apparently. Recently, I’ve become so stressed my immune system was repressed, which eventually led to a flare up of Shingles. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Shingles. Like what old people get. I’m digressing, but really it was the highlight…

  • 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Health,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

    My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently. So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can. I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance. Rant over. Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I…

  • 2019,  Friends,  Health,  Mental Health,  Sacramento,  Wellness

    Musings: Nourish

    A full day of wellness you say… Sure, sign me up. Thanks to Erica, of Fit Crawl, I was gifted a ticket for myself and Ambriss to attend the inaugural Nourish wellness event in Sacramento, CA. Two women, Amber Rosen & Sarah Stebbins, created Nourish to ‘…empower you with the knowledge and tools to support your wellbeing on a consistent, daily basis.’ From what I remember from the event, they met less than a year ago, where the idea for Nourish was started. Since then, they’ve developed a wellness brand that is based on the elements of her: body soul wealth community You already know I’m a little snarky, even…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings

    Musings: Adults DO Get HFM Disease

    Don’t let the dumb Internet tell you otherwise. With a quick Interwebs search of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD), you’d think it is RARE that adults get this. LIES! All freakin’ lies. I’m here to tell you about the ugly side of it all! I honestly wish the Internet would update their verbiage and say that plenty of adults get it, but more tend to carry the disease without symptoms. There are so many more people in this world suffering from much worse things than HFMD. I get that. BUT, this shit is the worst. I don’t wish this on anyone. It is the most uncomfortable thing I’ve experienced in…

  • 2019,  Health,  Mental Health,  Therapy

    Musings: Let’s Talk About Therapy

    I’m just a girl who needed a therapist and decided to talk openly about it. I’m honored that people have reached out to me in regards to my experience with therapy and finding a therapist. I am not an expert and am still in the fresh stages of therapy, less than one year. But I would love to share my experience if it help others. Since I chose to be very open about my mental health post-breakup, a handful of friends and acquaintances have reached out about the details of my experience with therapy. While I believe sharing my truth is also being authentic with those around me, it has…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings,  Travel

    Musings: Verbal Download

    I haven’t done a purging of thoughts in a while, so here I am. Buckle up and get ready for the randomness train… Food Musings – Do men think about their bodies and food as much as women? This was a question I’ve posed to a few friends. Of course, the immediate answer is no. We’ve come to the conclusion that men don’t sit idle thinking about their weight, their body, and their food intake. I’m sure it passes through their consciousness, but they don’t dwell as women do. It’s almost as if I am re-programming myself to have positive thoughts about food. Why do we call food ‘bad?’ Why…

  • 2018,  Friends,  Health,  Musings,  Relationships,  Running,  Travel,  Wellness

    Musings: 2018, A Year Of…E V E R Y T H I N G

    Addio, 2018! I’m sure you assume the first thing I will say was wow what an awful year I’ve had. But you’re wrong! While some of the things that have happened felt awful, they were really blessings in disguises. Some, not all. But this year has also been filled with some of the BEST moments, memories, and adventures I’ve ever had. It has been a year of very polarizing emotions and events, but I’m leaving 2018 as a happier and healthier woman! Honesty – You chose to tell the truth, to be honest. It is a conscious decision. Whether it is a white lie or an omission, you make the…