Personal Growth · Reflection

Hello 2020!

Happy New Year!! As I lay in my bed this morning and think about 2019, the word that comes to mind is challenging. When you read that word, it may carry an err of negativity, but for me, the struggles I endured in 2019, while difficult in the moment, resulted in some of the greatest… Continue reading Hello 2020!

Health · Mental Health · Personal Growth · Reflection

Three Lessons From Therapy

Today is World Mental Health Day. I’m so grateful that people are beginning to have more conversations around mental health and that the associated stigma is starting to diminish. If you’ve been following my blogging journey, you may know that earlier this year I struggled with my own mental health issue after the birth of… Continue reading Three Lessons From Therapy

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

Motherhood · Pregnancy · Reflection

The life that could have been…

October is almost over, but I didn’t want to end the month without acknowledging that this month is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Over the last 8 months or so I have been encouraged and inspired by the countless stories of loss that I have read or listened to. So much so that I have finally decided to share my own story.