To Follow Your Heart, or Societal Norms?

It’s so easy to let fear dictate the choices we make in our lives: fear of failure, of loss, or fear of being different. This past week, I reached a pivotal point where I was stirring over a decision that would determine my attitude towards they way I want to live my life:  Do I […]

I’m Going Vegetarian: Is It Worth It?

vegetarian bowl on a wooden table

Growing up as a three sport athlete, carbs and protein were a way of life. During her last year at university, my younger sister decided to go vegetarian and sparked my stubborn curiosity. Could I give up meat and still have enough energy? Would it make me feel better or worse? Is it really that […]

Camping Glacier National Park: One Site, Nine People, and Huckleberry Jam

Doe-eyed, like the animals we were hoping to see, we ogled at the park ranger in front of us. “There’s only one campsite available tonight,” she said to a line of four cars. It was 7:30 in the morning and most of us had dragged ourselves from the warmth of our sleeping bags 3 hours […]

Is Yellowstone Really Worth the Hype?

The short answer: yes. But certainly not without my hesitations. I had heard from many people just how spectacular Yellowstone National Park is. There’s Old Faithful, geysers galore, and heaps of wildlife like buffalo and even wolves. It sounded to me like something out of a Wild West movie. 

4 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Grand Tetons

We rounded the bend at the Grand Tetons, our loss for words quickly replaced by squeals and shouts of joy. It was early. We had the roads and mountains to ourselves and it felt like we had traversed hundreds of years back in time. From the east coast we had pushed beyond the bustling big […]

Update: I’m Off to England

It’s safe to say that 2020 has thrown me quite a few curve balls my way, along with a few unexpected plane tickets…

Best of Badlands National Park

One of the places nearly impossible to describe with black and white words alone, the Badlands most closely resemble a desert scene out of Star Wars: starkly shaped rock formations raggedly pointed from the wind and crevices carved from running water. With only two nights in this space-like stratosphere during our cross country road trip, […]

Eating Healthy While Living At Home: The Struggle You Know All Too Well

young woman chopping up vegetables while looking at the compuer

After my two weeks of Chloe Ting’s shred, I was feeling strong and invincible… that is, until I went home. It seems that old habits die hard. And those habits include over-sized bowls of ice cream, late night nibbles, and the all-too-often breakfast from my favorite local restaurant. My family was never properly educated about […]

Yes, Just 2 Weeks of Working Out Can Change Your Body

What started as a ‘what if’ joke between my sister and I abruptly came to an end about five minutes into Chloe Ting’s Two Week Shred Challenge, when we were swimming in puddles of sweat and wondering if we could possibly survive another 13 days.  Are YouTube workouts usually this hard? Could we possibly be […]

Self Love: 3 Months Without Looking into a Mirror

girl looking into the corner of a mirror

Today I saw a full body mirror for the first time in over three months. Since changing apartments in February, I have been living in a place without any mirrors besides my phone and a small hand mirror. Initially, it was really strange – not because I particularly cared how my outfits looked, but because […]