Birthday · Goals · Milestones · Reflection

30 Things for Year 30

In one week I will be 30! I had to pause for a minute to let that sink in. 30 years old. What a milestone. My life has looked very different from what I imagined it would be when I was younger. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be whereEce… Continue reading 30 Things for Year 30

Food · Health · Reflection

Eating Plant-Based for a Week

Working in the field of population health, I see the impact of chronic disease on overall health and health care costs on a daily basis. Did you know that 6 in 10 U.S. adults have a chronic disease? 4 in 10 have two or more! Heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are the leading causes of… Continue reading Eating Plant-Based for a Week

Mental Health · Motherhood · Personal Growth

The truth is…I’m getting better

"When you shed light on something dark and shameful, it’s exposed and it begins to lose it’s power.” Rachel Druckenmiller I came across this quote in an article I read at work related to mental health. The truth of this quote resonated deeply with me as I had just publicly shared my struggle with postpartum… Continue reading The truth is…I’m getting better

Baby · Milestones · Motherhood

Skylar’s 4 Month Update

As you're reading this, Skylar is actually almost 5 months old. Our summer has already been crazy busy. Between work and family commitments, I have had little time to focus on writing. I didn't want to miss sharing this post though because a lot has changed since Skylar's 2 month update. Not only has she… Continue reading Skylar’s 4 Month Update

Mental Health · Motherhood

The truth is…I’m not okay

I came across a social media post last week by Chrissy Tiegen in which she shared her partnership with Allegheny Health Network focused on increasing awareness of postpartum depression during the month of May, Maternal Mental Health Month. In her post, Tiegen shares that more than 500,000 women, or 1 in 7, will suffer from… Continue reading The truth is…I’m not okay