Posts tagged healthy mind
6 Tips For Navigating Social Settings With Gut Health Issues

If you’re anything like me, you just want to feel normal once in awhile. You want to be able to do the fun things everyone else does without overthinking and planning ahead. But guess what? The first step to overcoming gut-induced social anxiety (trust me, it’s a thing) is to stop wishing you didn’t have to plan ahead, overthink or re-check the menu 100 times and start accepting and embracing that you do.

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What "Listening to Your Body" Means to Me

I’m sure “listening to your body” is not a foreign phrase to any of you. Whether you’ve heard your favorite blogger preach it, seen it in the title of an article or read about it on Instagram, I’m almost 100% certain you’ve come in contact with the elusive idea.

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Nat's Top Reads: Foodie, Wellness and Poetry Books to Add to Your Shelf

You guys probably know by now that I'm a total book worm. Always have been, always will be. Ever since I was tiny, I have loved books. There was a little, quirky used bookstore in the town I grew up in and getting to go there and pick out books was always the highlight of my day.

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Essential Oils For Transitioning Back To School

I head back to school on Tuesday and I can hardly believe I’m about to start my senior year of college… When people warned me that these 4 years really fly by, they weren’t kidding.

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Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 1: Anxiety, Being Present & Finding Balance

Two weeks ago I arrived in Luxembourg and it has truly been a trip of a lifetime so far.

Remember in my travel anxiety post how I talked about me being a bad traveler? Well, this trip has helped me prove to myself that I’m not such a bad traveler after all. I just didn’t know what kind of traveler I was before.

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Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

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Confessions of a 21-Year-Old Grandma

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been called a grandma. Like honestly I literally can’t tell you because it happens that often. But you know what? I embrace the title now and call myself a grandma more often than not.

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What Being a Strong Woman Means to Me

Believe it or not, I used to be very shy, constantly compare myself to those around me and have a hard time ignoring what other’s thought about me. Even when I first started this blog, I would get embarrassed when people would bring it up. 

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What Taking a Break From My Fitness Watch Taught Me

Fitness trackers are something I’ve wanted to address for a while now. It’s been on my mind and after taking a break from my fitness watch over Christmas break while I was in Hawaii I knew it was the perfect time to write about it.

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Choosing Joy: Striking a Balance With Control & Being Receptive to Change

I’ll be the first to admit- I’m a perfectionist. I like my spaces to be clean and organized to a T, I like my schoolwork to be my best work every single time (I’ve chilled a little more on this thank goodness), I take way too much time editing photos.

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Learning To Let My Mind Slow Down Through Yoga

It took me quite a while to truly get into yoga becuase I used to get extremely impatient- my mind would wander in class wondering how much longer I had left and I’d get antsy. My life is very go, go, go. It starts early in the morning.

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Allowing Yourself To Be Irrational: Giving Yourself Grace & Being Gentle With Yourself

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected and you just have to let yourself be irrational in order to get back to your rational self. And she said you just have to accept that you’re being irrational and let yourself do it. Don’t overthink it and don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

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Heated Yoga Recap + Life Update

Let me just get something straight right off the bat here, I’m no avid yogi. I’ve noticed lately though that I have had an undeniable wish that it was a more integral part of my life and fitness plan, so I’ve been trying to make strides in that goal.

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Stop Glorifying Busy

“Hey! How are you?” “OMG SO stressed, I literally have so much to do I don’t even know where to start.” Sound familiar? Don’t even pretend like it doesn’t. Ever since coming to college it seems as if the only response I ever get to the “Hey! How are you?”

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