It's no secret that I have my own struggles with mental health. Over the years, I've figured out a lot of little tips and tricks that make getting through the work day a little bit easier when I am crawling out of my skin with anxiety.
The past few weeks have been non-stopped for me and last weekend was no exception. My schedule has been filled, morning, noon, and night with workouts, hangouts, and work events. This year, I am attempting to say "yes" to more activities and while I am getting little sleep, I am having the best time.
It's Christmas time and you're likely racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy for your friends and family. However, you can't forget to TREAT YO SELF! Here is a few of my fave items that I highly suggest purchasing for yourself this holiday season!
I am going to apologize in advance for the slightly lazy journalism that is going to follow but I have a million things to share and I am just SO EXCITED!!! Check out some of my current obsessions and become obsessed with them as well.
As a part of our "super healthy lifestyle" initiative, Shelby and I decided to go sober for a little bit. What better way to kick off going sober than to use an expiring Groupon for a wine tasting?! Late Sunday afternoon, we ventured all the way out to the Malibu Family Wines tasting room over at Angeles National Golf Course in Sunland. Just a 25 min drive into The Valley and we were already obsessed with how beautiful everything was.
Y'all! There is a new streaming app in town and I am obsessed with it! MeVee is a social media live streaming platform that captures the can't-miss moments. Unlike Periscope, MeVee records your live videos and keeps them until you decide to delete them. They don't disappear after a certain amount of time. Also, you can live stream privately with a friend or group!
I am not a crafter. It's just not something I have ever been good at. So bad, in fact, that going in craft stories with my mom gives me anxiety. However, deciding that I need to stop being a granny closed up in my apartment, I joined a few friends for a craft afternoon. Normally, I would have screamed "HARD PASS" and not even given this a second thought BUT I figured I could blog about it no matter what so...here we go.
Thanks to my obsessive tweeting in an Expedia Twitter chat late last year, I won a two night stay at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Henderson, NV. The free stay had been in the back of my mind for a while so I decided to bite the bullet and finally use it on the extra days I had off due to Thanksgiving. Las Vegas is only a 3-4 hour drive from Los Angeles and about an hour flight. My friend Liz and I opted for the former and made a road trip out of it.
Hopefully I am not the only person in this boat or else I am going to look like a crazy emo lady BUT I love to listen to sad songs in the Fall. What's better than driving down the 101 in 70 (that's freezing for us) degree weather listening to sad songs? NOT NOTHING. (I swear I have a journalism degree.)
This summer in my small group, we were required to give ourselves a challenge. My challenge was to love myself. Having always struggled with insecurities and body image issues, I felt like I made the right choice. I'd like to say that I really took this challenge seriously, but I didn't. I got caught up in traveling, my clients, and putting other's problems before my own needs.
Today, I want to wish the happiest birthday to my sweet sister-in-law, Sariah! I am so thankful to have her in my life as she is one of the only people who I feel truly "gets" me. She has the biggest heart ever and THE BEST sense of humor.
Growing up, we never really celebrated Halloween. Because of this, at 28, I don't really get the whole "let's dress up as something random and go out!" deal. I am, however, completely on board with any and all Halloween candy. Give me all the mellowcreme pumpkins and Reeses, please!