When it comes to being healthy, we all know there are two main categories—what you eat, and how you exercise. Typically, I have a pretty good routine for both, but I got knocked off my game recently and it led to me having a pretty huge realization. What is this miraculous new knowledge? All the little things that comprise my routine actually turn out to be what makes the biggest impact on my daily health and wellbeing. It’s not groundbreaking information per se, but when you really truly understand the value of each individual part contributing to the results as a whole, it hits home.
There’s one thing that I absolutely have to have in my life every day.
You might think it’s exercise, chocolate, or even hair extensions, but it’s something far simpler. FUN. It may sound crazy to talk about incorporating fun into my daily life as an adult, but it’s so necessary. You know I’m all about some personal development, getting shit done, and slayinggggg all the hairs... but I need to have a great time doing all of that as well.
“Wow” was the overwhelming thought in my mind following my recent experience at the first ever Warrior Women event last week. When I first signed up for the event I didn’t really know what to expect, and even if I had thought I’d known—it still would have blown me away completely. The event was hosted by Danielle and Garrett White, the creator of NBR and her husband who created “Wake Up Warrior” a men’s retreat. Together they decided to adapt the Wake Up Warrior idea into a format for women. Unlike every other time I’ve traveled to Laguna, this time had nothing to do with hair and everything to do with leveling up your life. And they chose to do that by challenging us to dig deeper than I thought possible within a three day retreat.
You know how they say as you get older you start to “turn into” your parents… it seems like that’s often said in a negative light, but I’ll be honest. The parts of me that are most like my mom are the ones I love the most. In honor of her recent birthday I wanted to take a moment to shine some light on my amazing Mama and why I owe pretty much my whole career to her.
It’s the middle of June, which means we’re almost to the halfway mark in the year. Each year, sometime in June, I like to do a “halfway” check-in on my goals for the year. Goals don’t have quite the same impact if you just write...
Tomorrow is the halfway point between two major milestones—I will officially be 35. I am halfway to 40 (from the last milestone anyway), and man is it an eye opener to realize. Birthdays can stir up a lot of feelings, both positive and negative, but as I roll on into my mid-thirties I’m actually feeling pretty good. It’s easy to feel apprehension about getting older, but I really believe that age is just a number, and what really matters is the experiences you’ve gathered that have led you to where you are.
For someone who tries to be as planned out as possible, it takes a lot to sit back and just let certain situations unfold. When you’re a goal-oriented person like myself who is also busy pretty much 24/7 life only runs smoothly when it’s planned out and executed to the plan.
I’m a big believer in the universe.
By that I mean that I definitely believe things happen for a reason, and that what you put out will come back to you in some way. Because of this, I am a firm believer in vision statements. I have used vision statements as a way to create what I’ve needed in my life, and every time they have each worked in their own way. When I first had Kingston, I sat down and wrote a vision statement for what I wanted in the person that would take care of my children while I worked.
Allow me a bit of a humble brag for a moment and let me tell you... my team is pretty fantastic. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you heard all about the Garnish “Framily” Friendsgiving at the beginning of November.
Friendsgiving kicked off our annual “grind time” and from then until the new year we worked our booties off. Because the holidays are so crazy, we hold our annual holiday dinner in January each year.
I know it’s not January anymore (is it really over halfway to March ?), but I still wanted to take some time to share with you all my 2018 Word of the Year. I’ve been choosing a word of the year for the past few years, and each time I’ve found it to give me clarity and focus throughout the year. Last year I chose the word “boundaries” and I found it to be an amazing and necessary focus in my life.