The Juice- Befriending Strangers, Selling Everything I Own, and The Queens Gambit

Hello! I hope the new year is treating you well. I hope you are finding joy even though the world is upside down. I hope you are giving the finger to white supremacy and making strides in your New Years Resolutions, and forgiving yourself when you aren't. I hope you're finding cash in unexpected places,…

2020 Is a Disaster. Here’s Why I’m Thankful For All of It

Luke Bender via Unsplash This year I’m thankful for the pandemic. I’m thankful for the political climate, for the stress, for the economic uncertainty, and for having limited time with loved ones—truly, I am. Hear me out. I’m thankful for the pause, the upheaval, and the wake up call. I'm grateful for the at times…

The Juice- Surprise Visits, $10 Ballgowns, and Personal Bests

Image by Paige Cody via Unsplash Hello! It's been a minute since I shared a gratitude list with you. Life is cycling, as it does, but I've been re-prioritizing my morning gratitude habit (instead of doing it in the evening. I find it's more effective when I write it earlier. Like with exercise, if I…

The Juice- Swimming Pool Sized Tide Pools, Magical Baths, and Crystal Blue Light Glasses

Welcome to your weekly serving of the Juice, the things I am feeling most especially grateful for this week. I'm going to dive right into it this week: ❤ Having a socially distanced beach picnic day with a new friend and seeing tide pools at least 6 feet deep and the size of small swimming…

The Juice- Earth Angels, Historic Hotels, and Sight Seeing on Roller Skates

Hello and welcome to your weekly edition of The Juice- my weekly public gratitude list where I share the juiciest moments from my recent life. I practice gratitude every day, but on here I like to share mine to inspire you to stretch your gratitude practice and open your eyes to the multitude of blessings…

The Juice- Red Velvet Cupcakes, Frigid Ocean Dips, and Painting Seven Things at Once

I've been a little MIA the past few weeks. Just when I thought life couldn't get any more complicated, it was like oh yeah? You haven't seen shit! Watch this! And proceeded to throw a bunch of roman candles, bottle rockets, and small tornadoes through my life. It's cool, it's all good, I'm good, but…

The Juice- Magical Trees with Boobs, Signs from the Universe, and Forests filled with Purple Flowers

Welcome to your weekly serving of the Juice, a place to share the juiciest things we're grateful for. People who practice gratitude are happier and less depressed than those who don't. Making daily gratitude lists has been paramount in shifting my mindset, and is a surefire way to get out of a funk and live…

Let Go of Your Grudges to Prevent Premature Aging, Among Other Things

Photo via Unsplash Your grudges are giving you premature wrinkles, aches and pains, headaches, and digestive issues. Don't believe me? Resentment releases cortisol in the body, which essentially is the stress-causing hormone. Too much cortisol, or prolonged exposure to excess cortisol, actually affects our DNA and can prematurely age us. So while a few extra…

The Juice- Top Secret Surprise Visits, Jumping in Freezing Lakes, and Finding the Perfect (Free) Jumpsuit

Welcome to the Juice, a weekly public gratitude list where I share what's been keeping my heart full, and encourage you to think about what you're grateful for in your own life. Our health, family, friends, and food, are good starting points, but a major shift happens when we go beyond the basics and take…

The Juice- Full Moon Magic, Netflix Binges, and Planning Surprises

Welcome to the Juice! This is a weekly public gratitude list I publish to inspire you to expand your own gratitude practice. While it's imperative we're grateful for our homes, family, and health, why not stretch beyond that and train our brains to find the magic in all pockets of life? This week, here's what…