My 15 Minute Tops Makeup Routine

So let’s start this by prefacing the fact that I’ve always chosen sleep/staying in bed over spending hours getting ready in the mornings. Most of the time that means I do one of the following: Throw on a tinted moisturizer as I’m running out the door and call it good Throw all my makeup into…

Affirmations, Spirituality, Inner Peace

If you have ever read (or listened – hello Audible) to a self development book you’ve no doubt read/heard things like “what you speak about, you bring about” or “what you choose to focus on becomes your reality”. These affirmations about believing in the power of positivity are always the main focus of these types…

5 Things I L.O.V.E. About My Body

Loving your body isn’t something we are necessarily taught these days. It’s more like, I don’t know, a constant comparison to either your friends, family members or even celebrities. Seeing that fit mom on Instagram and thinking damn I should have a six-pack too. Listening to your best friend complain about her weight when you…

Cloudy, Foggy, Tired Mess

No one ever said that going through chemo, radiation, surgery after surgery and still maintaining a life would be easy. No one ever said that one day I’d just wake up and have my memory and motivation back. So why am I beating myself up? Why when I roll out of bed in the mornings, 45-60 mins later then what I planned, do I chew myself out for still being tired? I tell myself “it’s not like you’re not sleeping so what the hell? We have a life to attend too!”

I have a life. Mostly a busy one…

Just Paint the Wall…

This morning as I was driving into work I was listening to my favorite Portland radio morning show, Tony, Jake and Jenn on 98.7 The Bull, and they were discussing something that really resonated with me…specifically what Jake Byron said: (I’m paraphrasing because I didn’t write it down since I was driving) He said “My mother…