I don’t know about you, but winter sometimes drags me down into the dumps. I’ll have days where all I want to do is sleep in until noon and then binge watch the latest Netflix show well into the night, ordering takeout so I don’t even have to leave home. Or I’ll have other days where I stare at a blank computer screen for what feels like hours, willing creative content to pour out of me when it seems like every inspired bone in my body has been sucked dry.
Life is stressful sometimes. Work or school or family catches up with us, and sometimes it all becomes too much and we just get overwhelmed with the stress. It’s a vicious cycle, but fortunately I’ve found ways to relieve that and get back to the grind in no time. Keep reading to learn more about my methods!
I’ve known from a very young age why I didn’t want to eat animals for ethical reasons, but this documentary opened up my eyes to the impact on the environment as well, and it’s devastating. Not only does the livestock industry create more pollution than any other, it also takes insane amounts of water to kill and process animals into the food that shows up on our tables.
If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that for the last thirty days I’ve been eating as clean as possible. I was already vegan, but in order to try and lead a healthier lifestyle I cut out lots of processed foods and, more importantly, gluten. (If you want to read more about this journey or find out how to do it yourself, go read my last blog post, “30 Days Clean Eating”).
Today is the first day of my gluten free and no processed foods journey. I usually eat pretty clean but the last few weeks I have been indulging in sweet treats and unhealthy meals. It always leaves me feeling like crap. So I decided to go 30 days eating super clean to get back to my "normal" clean eating ways. The goal is to feel awesome all the time and eating clean definitely makes me feel awesome.
I love traveling! I go on about 1-2 international vacations a year and 2-3 shorter domestic vacations…at least! My favorite vacations are always the ones that involve the beach. This time I went to the Riviera Maya in Mexico for 7 days! I stayed at the Catalonia Resort and Spa which was about an hour drive south of Cancun.