Tackling Your Inner Critic

The other day, I was listening to a podcast on the topic of silencing your inner critic and stopping self sabotage by Barry Michels and Dr. Phil Shultz. The two developed a pretty simple concept defining our inner self as Part X, who’s primary modus operandi is self sabotage, stopping us from taking risks, criticism,Continue reading “Tackling Your Inner Critic”

What I Realized After a Sleepless Night

My weekends are usually spent wandering around this new city Austin, finding new places to eat, and attempting the art of staying cool. This weekend was not unlike any other, except that for the first time, in a really long time, I was eager to get it over with. On the surface, I played itContinue reading “What I Realized After a Sleepless Night”

I Tried Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For a Month & I’ve Officially Out LA’d Myself Pt. 2

Everything you need to know about detoxing and clean eating can be summed up by the wellness goddess of the world, Gwyneth Paltrow. A while ago, I attempted to fast track my gut health, restore my skin to its former youthful glow, and potentially shed a few pounds, but what I learned along the wayContinue reading “I Tried Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For a Month & I’ve Officially Out LA’d Myself Pt. 2”

I Tried Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For a Month and Felt Oh, So, Satisfied Pt. 1

Gwyneth Paltrow is the patron saint of everything wellness and while she has been called ‘misinformed‘ by her critics and praised by her devotees, like me, regardless of what you say, she does know a thing or two about wellness and self-care, which is why, when I was feeling sluggish about a year or twoContinue reading “I Tried Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For a Month and Felt Oh, So, Satisfied Pt. 1”

Making Sense of Myself

I have been sitting cross-legged for about ten minutes sipping iced coffee staring at a blank screen constantly being reminded by WordPress with a large red blocked statement reading, “You haven’t written anything yet!” Yes, WordPress, I am completely aware of the fact that I have yet to write anything—it’s your problem, because? Since, IContinue reading “Making Sense of Myself”

The Thought Process of Realizing You Haven’t Kept Your Goals in Weeks

Honestly, I thought about this as I was binging The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the seventieth time in the past two days, or shall I say, since we received internet in our new apartment. On July 7th, at exactly 11:03 am, I watched and completed a full yoga session in accompaniment with Alo Yoga.Continue reading “The Thought Process of Realizing You Haven’t Kept Your Goals in Weeks”

I Need to Talk About Eating Animals for a Minute or Two

I am reading a book right now called Eating Animals, which is sort of like an investigative memoir about the examination of vegetarianism, factory farming, and the food we eat by Jonathan Safron Foer. I was convinced by Natalie Portman to see the documentary about the book that she produced by the same name—however, muchContinue reading “I Need to Talk About Eating Animals for a Minute or Two”

Coincidentally, Alo Yoga is Making July Mindful Movement Month

How weird is that, right? I mean, I totally set up this whole theme Sunday night when I realized that I had no idea what to make for July’s theme, and yet here is Alo Yoga, walking, or should I say bending, alongside me, helping me move mindfully through the month of July. What I’veContinue reading “Coincidentally, Alo Yoga is Making July Mindful Movement Month”

On Decided to Quit Instagram

I wouldn’t say that I am someone who spends a lot of time on Instagram or social media for that matter. Since April, I have permanently deleted my Facebook account, removed Twitter from my phone entirely, and thought every damn day about permanently deleting my Instagram account. I started thinking about doing this a whileContinue reading “On Decided to Quit Instagram”

My Crystals Come from a 7 Year Old in Myanmar, Where Do Yours Come From?

I have absolutely nothing against healing crystals. If you want to believe they heal, bring love, and guard against negative energy—although scientifically untrue—that’s fine, I’m a huge believer in the benefits of the placebo effect. In fact, I find them quite beautiful and have even purchased my own once or twice—and while I haven’t usedContinue reading “My Crystals Come from a 7 Year Old in Myanmar, Where Do Yours Come From?”

Are Some of Us Hardwired to Acheive More?

Last week on Love Handles, I brought up the topic of productivity and accomplishments and how some personalities might be predisposed to accomplishing more. The topic began with an exploration of Gretchen Rubin’s work on The Four Tendencies, where she delves into four distinct personality types and why things are easier for some to accomplish,Continue reading “Are Some of Us Hardwired to Acheive More?”

How To Fix Negative Wordplay

The irony of setting intentions to speak more positively is that it is usually doomed from the start. Last week on my podcast Love Handles, I started to talk about the power of your words and the importance of affirmation, and despite my best intention, the moment I came in contact with another human beingContinue reading “How To Fix Negative Wordplay”