The Time Barrier

In a day you sleep 8 hours, work 8 hours, leaving 8 hours (480 mins) for you. Time is one of our biggest barriers when it comes to taking time for ourselves, we claim “there aren’t enough hours in the day!” But what would happen if we changed our mindset to viewing time as a…

Mental Health (Let’s Talk About It)

I have mental health issues. I was born with depression and anxiety and as I grew up I developed an eating disorder. My mental health was influenced biologically and socially. It wasn’t something that was talked about during my early years. I was visiting a therapist and school councilor every day from elementary to high…

Befriending Stress

Stress is a cluster of reactions (mental & physical) that are rooted to a certain event. Like a wave of emotions, become overwhelmed. Many things can trigger stress, from change to natural disasters. We become consumed in the thought that we simple have no control. We choose to fight, ignore, and settle with the stress,…

Accepting Happiness

Happiness is a whirl of emotion, a static form of energy. Many times when you’re feeling happy it’s shadowed with a little bit of nerves. It’s almost as if you are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beauty of a mountains and yet steps away from its depths. It’s a wondrous emotion…

Healthy Working Woman

This week I started my first ‘out of college’ job as a marketing coordinator for a wellness company. It is a new mental and physical transition for me. I find myself in a corporate setting where I sit at a desk, spend a majority of my day commuting, and take on a larger work load….

Being Mindful of Change

Change, a word that hold so many emotions, thoughts, and actions. A part of us welcomes change and yet sometimes always makes us wary of its presence. Change has a way of gradually welcoming itself or sometimes it just slams into our face like a distracted bug. Here is what the May & June 2016…

Till Next Time – Crystal Life Technology

It’s funny how quickly you transform into an adult when you graduate college, it’s a whirlwind of responsibility, bills, and freedom. There is also a lot of moments of departure from the ordinary. With my new job beginning soon, as a marketer in Chicago, I am having to leave the comfort of my old job. I…

The Morning Mind

When it come to the alarm going off in the morning, we tend to silence the arm and throw the blankets back over our head. But once the alarm comes back on again we groan with honesty that we need to wake up.  EX) I have to commute in the morning by taking the 6:56am train, I tend…

EcoFitYogi – An Interview with Michelle

I met Michelle Rafacz when she gave a presentation on global warming to my Environmentalism in the US Culture. I was fascinated with her experience and the vast amount of knowledge she had on the environment, she made learning exciting by connecting large topics to simple meanings. I was inspired by her confidence and passion for her…

An Interview with Julie

Julie works with me at Crystal Life Technology. She is a kind soul with a soft voice and sweet smile. Julie has the ability to look at any situation and see the positive. I respect her as a fellow vegan, she tells me about the food she cooks! She is writing her own book right…

5 Powerful Mantras

When it some to calming the tempest of emotions within, Mantras have the ability to remind us to center and find our personal flow. I Am Love – this is a reminder to love yourself and others unconditionally. It strengthens your heart chakra and allows you to blanket yourself in comfort. Breathe – to take…

Bikini Stress

This summer I will be taking a trip to Hawaii with my boyfriend, Brandon. We will be staying there for a week, a trip gifted to us for graduating from college in May. I am so grateful for this trip, Brandon and I worked so hard over the past 4 years and we deserve a moment…