Trish’s Daily Green Smoothie

Trish’s Daily Green Smoothie

Trish’s Daily Green Smoothie

Hey y’all! Sorry for my recent hiatus, but there’s been some absolute CRAZINESS going on lately! So, as most of you know I have been buckling down a lot recently on my health and wellness journey and effectively cut out all meat and dairy (I’ve had a few slip ups, but nothing major). I will say though, last week I ate like straight up shit. One of my close friends that lives out of state was in town and it just wreaked havoc on my body. People were bringing in food to the office, everyone was going out all the

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Real Talk: Give Up the Bullshit and Focus on Your Health

Real Talk: Give Up the Bullshit and Focus on Your Health

So, I’ve flirted with this topic a couple of times and I’ve tried to stay away from getting too much into health & fitness on my blog. There are SO MANY fitness and health blogs out there, the industry is sooooo saturated with those blogs it’s insane. In this day & age everyone is a fitness and health expert (apparently *insert eye roll*). I am far from an expert on anything health and fitness related. I took some classes on nutrition while I was in college and they were phenomenal but other than that I just do my own research, experiment &

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Always Put Your Mental Health First

Always Put Your Mental Health First

Hey y’all! I’m back! As some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted or really done anything blog related in a couple of weeks, actually it’s been precisely two weeks since my last post. Well, let me first start by saying I’m not sorry. I was putting myself first, and I don’t regret it one bit. I’ve been very open with the fact that I struggle with depression and high functioning anxiety. Since my diagnosis it’s been relatively well controlled (thankfully now without medication). But, my illnesses still rear their ugly head from time to time and throw me

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The Liberation of Living Alone

The Liberation of Living Alone

As most of you know I moved out completely on my own this year. Prior to this I had either always lived with a roommate, a boyfriend, or my gram. At first I was crazy apprehensive. I mean, let’s be real here, I’m afraid of literally everything. So, living alone was a little daunting. Thankfully I was moving into an apartment complex that a couple members of my family are only a few doors down and my gram is just right up the road, so that helped a lot. However, it didn’t fully solve all of my issues. I mean,

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2016… Time to Bow Out

2016… Time to Bow Out

Well y’all, the time has finally come. 2016 is coming to a close. And can I be the first to say: Thank. God. This year has been easily one of the most roller coaster years of my life. Its peaks were amazing, but its valleys were terrible. I’ve never been through so much in such a short span of time. I came across a quote the other day that I really think sums it up perfectly: It has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. I learned everything is temporary; moments, feelings, people, flowers. I

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What If’s, Second Guessing, and Overthinking: How They’re Holding You Back

What If’s, Second Guessing, and Overthinking: How They’re Holding You Back

Have you ever done something and then all of a sudden your mind starts bombarding you with a million questions? Did I sound okay? Was what I said  stupid? Did I laugh too loudly? Oh God, what if they thought that was inappropriate? As a woman, I feel like I’m genetically programmed to think too much into things, to second guess everything I do and to fill life with what if’s. And, almost every other woman I know does it also. I can’t tell you how many texts I’ve gotten from my girlfriends that begin with “I may be overthinking this,

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Real Talk: Settling is a Waste of Energy

Real Talk: Settling is a Waste of Energy

At 25, with only a handful of legitimate relationships in my pocket I’ll be the first to say… there’s a lot to be said for being single. I enjoy it very much. I mean, I didn’t come up with an entire post about being Miss Perpetually Single for nothing. The truth is, being single really suits me. That isn’t to say that I wouldn’t be opposed to finding someone. I mean, I love love as much as the next girl. But, I really don’t want to rush it. Why? Because settling is a waste. Before I get into that more I

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My Top 5 Goals for 2017

My Top 5 Goals for 2017

At the end of every year I sit down and make a list of things that I want to accomplish over the course of the next year. We all do it. The only problem is that some of us set entirely unsustainable goals and then beat ourselves up whenever we don’t reach them. I’m just as guilty of it as the next person. So, for the upcoming year I decided to set goals that compliment each other. 1. Meditate more. Over the past year, meditating is something that I’ve gotten a lot more into and it’s helped me immeasurably. In both

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5 Tips For Young Professionals

5 Tips For Young Professionals

Flourishing in corporate America can be a little daunting for a young professional, especially when you don’t have any experience navigating the waters. Prior to landing a job with my current company I had absolutely no experience in a corporate role. I had worked in fast food, a nursing home, and then a retail pharmacy but never an office setting. And let me tell ya, it was a little nerve wracking when I first started out. Going form retail to a Fortune 100 company left me constantly feeling like I was drowning in how to balance being myself while still being able to

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The Face of Anxiety and Depression

The Face of Anxiety and Depression

Recently, I was browsing Buzzfeed and I saw the article “14 Pictures That Capture What Anxiety Actually Looks Like” and something really struck me. Within the past couple of years I was diagnosed with High Functioning Anxiety and Depression, and from the outside looking in you would have absolutely no idea. To an outsider I’m happy, I’m upbeat, sometimes unusually perky, ambitious, goal oriented, and a completely thriving human being. But, the truth is most days I struggle severely with the simplest of tasks. High Functioning Anxiety coupled with depression can be a little difficult to manage. And, when it

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