Dear 5 year old Jeanette... It's okay that you don't look like everyone else in your classroom. One day, you'll appreciate the intricacies of who you are and where your family comes from. Dear 13 year old Jeanette... I know you feel like an outsider again, and maybe you are. It will pass and you … Continue reading Dear Me, Love Me
I just had a flashback to my high school aerobics gym class. Every Friday we would do yoga and meditations (I know, I know - bougie AF). Our teacher would begin each meditation session by having us close our eyes, and saying that we are "exactly where we need to be." This has resonated with … Continue reading I’m Where I Need To Be
I wish I could say I was the type of person who woke up every morning, sipped a nice cup of tea and wrote in a journal. I'm not. I try to be, sometimes - but that lasts for a week at most. Last night, I found an old journal of mine, from 2015. Only … Continue reading Dear 20 Year Old Me
Is your cup half full? Half empty? I want neither. I want a cup that is so full, that it overflows onto the saucer beneath it. With the self-love, respect and energy that overflows, I want to give to others. I recently heard this quote on a podcast. People always say you can't give unless … Continue reading Don’t Give From Your Cup, Give From Your Saucer
Real talk: it is February 16th. We are more than halfway through with the month and I... have not read a single book. I have also not gone to a single new workout class. I have been far more conscious of my spending and been more mindful, but I feel like a big, fat failure. … Continue reading When You Don’t Meet Goals
Freaking out is my speciality. I freak out about everything: the weather, how much time I need to get to the airport, how many eggs are left in the fridge. My husband, on the other hand, is the coolest cucumber you'll ever meet, and this has helped me grow. He always says to think about … Continue reading But…Will It Kill You?
We all get to that point where we're tired, overwhelmed and don't really a give a shite anymore. Sometimes it's when theres a bunch of deadlines at work, sometimes it's purely hormonal. So we have a chat with our friend that goes something like this... Me:"Girl, I am SO tired. S.O.T.I.R.E.D." Friend:"Girl, have you been … Continue reading What Is Self Care?