Even in the best of times, anxiety is no stranger, so it’s no surprise now in the worst of times. There is plenty to be anxious about; I was talking to a friend earlier today about the current protests and she said, “Older generations have seen this before — the riots in the 1980s, 1960s, etc— but this is the first time our generation is … Continue reading Mantra Meditation for Anxiety and Stress
I can’t image quarantine life has been kind to anyone, so I thought this week I’d share a little self care routine to keep us all distracted while also doing something good for ourselves. Skincare is something I’ve grown a huge interest in these last few months. Truth be told, I’d always been someone interested in skincare but as my 28th birthday approached, I was … Continue reading Perfecting your Skincare Routine
NUTRITION… I have alot of thoughts. Nutrition is such a tricky topic because so much of it is cultural. I remember one day talking to one of my friends who is studying to be a nutritionist and she said (not in these exact words) “the job of a nutritionist can be very touchy because people have had the same diet for generations, and for a … Continue reading Stop Eating Trash
I like to consider myself someone with high functioning anxiety— someone who can keep her cool under pressure and stress. My mom always says “A ella no la mata nadie,” literal translation, “No one can kill her, ” what she really means, “Nothing phases her, she can’t be bothered.” For me, this “unbothered” state of mind is a defensive mechanism that keeps my anxiety at … Continue reading Personal Reflections: What A time to be alive
I was complaining to my co-workers over lunch about the terrible crowds at Trader Joe’s and how people have to get in line as soon as they walk through the door because the line wraps around all the food isles. One of my co-workers mentioned that he usually shops while in line to move things quicker and then burst into laugher from the look of … Continue reading Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living
Recently I heard the term “Budget your Time” and it intrigued me because I’d never heard someone phrase it in that way. More often we hear the term “manage your time.” The term “manage” for me has a negative connotation, suggesting that your time is something to be dealt with, supervised, controlled even. On the contrary, when I hear the term “Budget your Time,” to … Continue reading How to Budget your Time
I’ve been obsessed lately with YouTuber and skincare enthusiast, @susanyara, and her channel Mixed Makeup. She’s constantly talking about the importance of self-care and feeling good about yourself. I have to say, I’m here for it. As someone who has always loved makeup and skincare, I was a bit hypocritical of people like Susan who spend ALOT of money on products and services that the … Continue reading Fitting Self-Care into the Budget
In a previous post I briefly touched on the Buddhist concept of “The Middle Way,” in relation to love and relationships. The gist was that we should neither rush into falling in love nor reject love altogether. Instead, we should slowly progress towards a meaningful love. The middle way isn’t just relevant to love, it’s the overarching philosophy that governs Buddhism. The Buddha developed the … Continue reading Is life balance possible?
Chapter 6 of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, is all about relationships. Do we need relationships? Are they useful? Do they bring us joy? For the most part, we’d all agree to answer “yes,” right? It almost seems outlandish to question the value of relationships here in the Western hemisphere where we’ve mastered rom-coms, marriage counseling and, a weird, possessive attachment to our pets. … Continue reading West vs East: Which philosophy is right about relationships?
I thought it was just me until I saw this post on Instagram. Lately, I’ve been feeling like it’s “all about the money” and I know that in this #debtfreejourney it is, in a sense, yet, I wholeheartedly believe it shouldn’t be. Just because you want to build wealth, save for a major purchase, or eliminate debt, doesn’t mean you lose sight of everything else … Continue reading Stay Silly- Stay Sane: Life isn’t just about material gains.