Our Magical Country Wedding

As many of you know, I got married this April (yay!) and I’m excited to share details of my special day. I won’t lie, I was incredibly stressed and anxious leading up to the wedding, as well as on the actual day. I honestly just wanted to get it over with so that I could relax. But anxiety aside, it was truly the most amazing, heartwarming day of my life. Having so many people I loved in one place was almost too overwhelming!

All in all, I’m beyond happy that I finally got to marry the love of my life and our new life together couldn’t be sweeter. Here are some details of our wedding day with mostly Austin-based vendors, and lots of pictures 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

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A Short Morning Routine for When You Don’t Feel Motivated

I’m working with a private client right now who struggles with anxiety and depression, and the hardest time of the day for her is in the morning. No matter if her evening was pleasant, she always seems to wake up with a feeling of dread and has a hard time motivating herself to get out of bed to start the day. Often, she lays there and wallows until she has to head to work.

I realized that we needed to incorporate a healthy morning routine into her day. Having something productive and positive to do right when we wake up can be incredibly helpful in breaking us out of old patterns. Our bodies and minds can get stuck in habits, expecting certain things at certain times of the day, but when we can introduce something new and helpful, we can begin to break those automatic responses.

I created a yoga and meditation sequence for her to do immediately upon waking which takes less than five minutes and can be done in bed (super easy!). I thought I’d share it with you all in case you also find mornings difficult and want to bring in some positivity. Continue reading

Dublin, Ireland Travel Guide

My husband and I were so excited to have Dublin, Ireland as the first stop on our European honeymoon this spring. We’ve both always wanted to visit Ireland (him for the beer and me for the landscapes), and it did NOT disappoint.

With only four days in the country, we felt like we barely scratched the surface and realized there was so, so much more to see. We’ll definitely have to go back to check out all the spots we missed. Here’s a travel guide based on our amazing time in Dublin! Continue reading

Use Your Voice & Speak Your Truth, Even When it’s Hard

I’ve always had a difficult time expressing myself and an even more challenging time standing up for myself. It seems that, growing up, I never really learned how to use my voice, or that my voice was even important and that it’s okay to be heard. So when confrontation arose, I would just stay quiet, even when others were attacking me. It breaks my heart to think about all the times I SHOULD have stood up for myself; all the times I WANTED to say something, but I didn’t quite know how. Continue reading

Stop Self-Sabotaging and Let the Good Times Roll

I’ve been feeling really great lately. Like really, REALLY great. It’s such a far cry from the incessant anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, and depression that flooded me before the wedding earlier this year. Now, I spend whole days without any of those things and I’m getting to see how “normal” people must feel most of the time.

And of course, after days of sweetness and ease, my mind starts to race with, “what if all of that anxiety comes back?” Or even just, “WHEN is it going to come back?” as if I fully expect it to. I’ve also found myself feeling guilty for being so happy when so many others are suffering. I haven’t felt inspired to post about anything other than good, happy stuff on my Instagram, and I wonder if people hate seeing me bounce around all joyful. And of course, there’s always the fear of “jinxing it.” Continue reading

A Peek Into My Natural Skincare Routine

I used to struggle daily with horrible acne in my teens and early twenties. Several years ago, my skin was covered in pimples and blemishes on my cheeks, forehead, and chin. (I wish I had a picture but I honestly think I avoided cameras at all costs during this time. Sometimes I didn’t even like to leave the house). The ones on my cheeks were the most painful and if I touched them in any way, they would leave a lingering scar. Continue reading