Self-care is all the rage these days, but I don’t think trendy articles on Buzz Feed do it justice. Self-care isn’t just taking a beautiful, Instagram-worthy bath with a glass of wine. Self-care has different forms, and all of these forms are necessary. It’s not just about “feeling good” for a brief moment. (Though that
As we nestle into our chairs in a cozy, modern coffee shop and sip on our respective lattes, I can already tell this interview is going to be good. It’s 10:00 am on a dreary Friday in Boulder, CO, but the energy in the cafe is buzzing. Within three minutes of sitting down, Intuitive Eating
I woke up the other morning and realized I was in a funk. I wasn’t depressed, I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t angry. What was I? I continued my morning and did all of the things that usually lift my spirits (although, my spirits weren’t necessarily down…). I squeezed the daylights of out my cat, drank
Truth # 1: It’s going to happen People get jealous all the time, both inside and outside of a romantic relationship. Think about these examples: Have you ever been hanging out with two other friends, and over time you notice that one person gets jealous if the other two are hanging out more, or have
It felt like #DryJanuary was all the rage this year. Maybe it’s always a thing, but this year is the one where I noticed it, and also the year I decided to drag Shawn into doing it with me. Over the course of the month I’ve tried to pay attention to things happening inside my
I’m a proponent of therapy, but it’s not just because I’m a therapist. Therapy has drastically changed my life. It’s helped me change my patterns of thinking. It’s helped me identify thoughts about myself that were incorrect. It’s helped me release pain and suffering. Therapy is part of the reason I am who I am
Patience Patience is a funny thing. He and I have a love-hate relationship. (By that I mean, I hate being patient, and I love being impatient.) My dislike of patience knows no bounds. For example: I don’t enjoy walking places. If you ever ask me, “Want to go for a walk?” I will ask you, “Why?”
Hey girl. HEY, GIRL! Are you enjoying yourself? Maybe not right now, in this exact moment (Idk, maybe you’re at the gynecologist or something), but like overall? Are you enjoying yourself? Because guess what? We can control that. We can control A LOT of that. If you’re not enjoying yourself and it’s something you have
It’s resolution season, which means many of us are putting pen to paper and writing down goals we want to achieve in the new year. Isn’t it funny how amazing it feels to just make the goals? Like, half of the fun is planning how amazing and fun and productive your life is going to
2018 has been a great year for me, though it has not been without some challenges. Two of these challenges have been rather pesky health issues. (“Rather pesky.” LOL, can you tell I’ve been watching The Crown on Netflix?) Health Issue #1 If you follow me on Instagram, have eaten with me at a restaurant, or
If you’re sassy and you know it clap your hands I’ve been sassy for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m sure of when it happened. Birth. It could have been a perfect blend of genetics and perhaps an environment in which my sassy self could thrive. But
1. The patriarchy Need I say more? 2. Our bodies constantly changing Why do they change so much, you ask? Well, to name a few: Hormones and babies and aging and the time of year and your zodiac sign and the moon cycle and the weather outside and whether or not Punxsutawney Phil saw his
Ah, to be young again Remember when you were 7 years old and people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? As if it was this very linear, structured route? Like, if you answered “I want to be a firefighter!” you would grow up, go to firefighter school (LOL, is that
Start with small, easy, accomplishable goals Use human nature to your advantage! Basic behavioral principles say that when we are rewarded for something, we are more likely to keep expending effort. Keeping this in mind, set some PURPOSEFULLY easy goals in the beginning. I’m talking minuscule, here. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, set
(Photo from Instagram, by @kate.lavie) This may sound a little counterintuitive, but sometimes I can’t even tell when I’m stressed out. (I know, it’s one of my super-powers.) For some people, it is instantly apparent to them when they are overwhelmed or stressed out. This is not the case for me. My stress has more of
“So, Peach, what is something we do have control over, that can lead to a healthier, more content feeling, more often?” If you read my last blog, then you have been DYING over the past week to get your hands on the answer to this, right? RIGHT!? So now that we know happiness is a choice
You know the saying “happiness is a choice?” Personally, I’m a little skeptical of the phrase. People talk about happiness like it’s a static state of mind. But, like most things in life, it’s quite temporary. Happiness comes and goes. So while we can choose happiness in one moment, the next moment we may not
I don’t know about you, but sometimes keeping an open mind for me is nearly impossible. (It is especially impossible for those of us who have a tendency to believe we’re always right.) If I have an expectation about how an experience is going to go down, I have little reason to change that expectation. (After
Photo from Instagram, @nest.out.west Stress and Clutter, Sittin’ in a tree Clutter and stress go hand-in-hand, and it’s hard to pinpoint which comes first. (Is my house a mess because I am stressed? Or, am I stressed because my house is a mess?) Regardless, organizing and de-cluttering your life will decrease stress in your life.
It’s that time of year again! Proposal season is among us. (Did you know that 40% of engagements happen between November and February?!) Our social feeds are soon going to be littered with engagement announcements, girls taking pictures of themselves driving or drinking coffee with their new rings, etc (Not hating, pretty sure I did
Photo by: Wild Jasmine Photo (@wildjasminephoto) I have trouble expressing my feelings and my needs in a relationship. Any tips? This is SO common, and the number one reason why is because of the V word… Vulnerability. (What did you think I meant????) Talking is hard. Talking about your feelings is H A R D. Talking
Welcome back for Episode 2, y’all! *not from the south, just a really handy word I enjoy using.* Today’s episode covers negative self-talk. I define it, give active steps you can take to challenge it, and give some examples to help you grasp it. So hold on to your hats, people! (I’m not really sure
Mindfulness is IN people. Mindfulness is as trendy as a tapered pant (Are those still in?). Everywhere you look people are stuffing it down our throats. “BE MINDFUL IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!” “Depressed? Just be mindful! Anxious? Practice mindfulness!“ “How Mark Zuckerberg uses mindfulness and why you should too!” <— These are my personal
You’re not alone.
This may come as a surprise (sarcasm), but for me honesty really is the best policy. There is a time and place for honesty, trust me. However, one must be judicious. If you take honesty and run with it, you may end up being an honest jerk, instead of an honest peach (See what I
I should’ve just stayed home.
How does negative self-talk affect you, AND your daughter?
I need you to know, this was painful to admit.
BUZZ OFF, BETTY
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Y’ALL WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN.