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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Brazilian waxes: The Bare Naked Truth

Brazilian waxes: The Bare Naked Truth

Okay y’all. It’s time to get down to the nitty gritty and talk about something that a lot of people are curious about but no one wants to discuss out loud… Brazilian waxes. I, personally, am a fan of waxing. I’ve been doing it for a while now and definitely am not quiet about the fact that I do. The way I see it, if more people were willing to openly talk about the alterations (which waxing is an alteration) that they have done to their body the world would be a much better and more accepting place. Especially of

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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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Gimme A Break: I Took a Lunch Break Every Day, No Matter What. This is What I Found.

Gimme A Break: I Took a Lunch Break Every Day, No Matter What. This is What I Found.

I am notorious for skipping my lunch breaks when I’m in the office. I just can’t help it! I get in my groove and before I’m even aware of the time passing it’s 2 hours until I’m supposed to leave and it would be just silly to take a lunch at that point! Or I would just be too busy. I had so much work to do that I absolutely couldn’t justify walking away from my desk to take 45 minutes or an hour to myself. So, I would work through my lunch. And let me tell ya, those days

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Real Talk: Online Bullying… Just Stop.

Real Talk: Online Bullying… Just Stop.

Alright y’all. It’s time to discuss a pretty serious topic that hits pretty close to home for me and a lot of other people that I know: Online bullying. The other day I was scrolling through insta on a celebrities page and some of the comments that I saw made me literally sick to my stomach. So, I got curious and started browsing other pages. A while later I was feeling a lot worse and could not believe the things that I had read. Below are direct quotes from some of the comments that I found: “You’re such a bitch“ “FRAUD“ “You’re

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Living a Plant Based Life: Let’s Discuss

Living a Plant Based Life: Let’s Discuss

So, today we’re going to have a little discussion about leading a plant based life (a.k.a. going vegan). Vegetarianism and veganism are things that I’ve toyed around with for a while and was lacto-ovo vegetarian for some time as well. Now, for those who aren’t familiar with alternative diet lifestyles here’s a crash course: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: Eats dairy and eggs, just no meat. Ovo Vegetarian: Eats eggs, but no dairy or meat. Lacto Vegetarian: Consumes dairy, but no eggs or meat. Pescatarian: Eats diary, eggs, and fish, but no other meat. Vegan: No meat, no diary, no eggs, no honey. Absolutely no animal by-product whatsoever.

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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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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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