Real Talk

Why I don’t do the things I know I need to do.

For the most part, we know what we should be doing in life. We know we should be eating more vegetables, exercising more, and chipping away at projects slowly versus procrastinating. Doesn’t it seem odd that we know what we need to do to prevent ourselves from getting sick and becoming overly stressed, but we don’t always do them? It’s like the answers are literally in front of us (or a quick Google search away), yet so many us spend life-times never achieving who exactly we want to be – or do what we want to do. Especially in an information-overload time, we literally have the solutions to most problems – yet, we still have tons of problems in our lives. Since we seem to know what we need to do most of the time, the issue becomes the actual doing. So what’s stopping us from doing the things we know we need to? Continue reading “Why I don’t do the things I know I need to do.”

Food & Drink

Queso Blanco – Flavors from Mexico.

After being home from Mexico for only a few weeks, we have already started to plan our next trip! We have competently been bitten by the travel bug! We are thinking of taking our first cruise together and going to the Mediterranean next year? I would love to know if you have done this and if you have any cruise tips and tricks for us!

Prior to our trip, I never really had an opportunity to familiarize myself with Mexican cuisine. Sure, I have made tacos, quesadillas and fajitas plenty of times over the years but that was about it. Keep in mind, I was afraid to try things because I have such a low tolerance to spicy foods so I figured it was better to stay clear of it. Turns out, I was missing out on a whole world of flavors!

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Real Talk

Learn when to say “Good Bye”

With the new year comes all kinds of resolutions and goals that we want to accomplish in our lives. I’m not big on resolutions myself (click here to find out why), but I do agree that we should work towards bettering ourselves and making the most of the life that we’re living.

For a lot of people that means cutting out those negative relationships, especially friendships. Friendships are one of the few things that we can actively choose in our lives so why would anyone choose to put up with someone treating them like crap? Well, it’s not as easy as just taking a pair of scissors and snipping them out.

Friendships are basically a bond between you and another person so deciding to cut them out of your life requires a lot of thought and actually doing it isn’t fun at all. But if your resolution this year is to put up with less hurt from the people around you and focus on your healthy and supportive relationships, this might be able help you realize which friends need to go.

Toxic relationships can look like a million different things since no friendship is ever the exact same. I always try and make a point in my friendships to really look deep and be in touch with how I feel around the people I choose to have closest to me. Sure, some may call me a bitch for ending friendships that I just don’t benefit from but I’ve been called worse and at the end of the day, I have to be able to be happy and comfortable in my own skin.

There are certain traits that I immediately get turned off from in friendships and take that as a signal to either walk away from it or address the subject right then and there.

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They point out your flaws ALL THE TIME.

You want to surround yourself with friends that are honest with you, but there is such a thing as Continue reading “Learn when to say “Good Bye””