Basic witch 🎃👻✌🏻
Had the best kind of Saturday after a morning of work: lunch with @mad.nehrkorn & @livgigs in @chifrenchmarket because I'm a Chicago n00b. Quality time in @openbooksltd searching for a good read. A solid 4 hour nap in beautiful, heavenly air conditioning. It's pretty great when my biggest worry of the day is should I just keep sleeping or should I get out of bed for a snack? 🤔 THIS is the best kind of work/life balance I've had in literal months. Praise be 🙌🏻.
I've spent most of my free time since January trying to date half of Chicago, and today I decided to focus my energy on my friendships instead for the rest of the year. Couldn't have asked for a more appropriate sign on my walk home from a night with the gals. #realtalk #norush #singleladies #26isyoungAF
Feeling mighty thankful for good doctors and even better friends today. This is a friendly reminder that your mental health is not a joke, that needing medication does not make you weak and that you deserve a support system. It's officially been one year since I made the choice to seek help for anxiety, depression and my eating disorder, and it's easily been the hardest year of my life. Working on yourself and working on your happiness is not a luxury; it's full of hard choices and hard truths. There have been a lot of closed doors and dead ends for me this year, and I still don't have the answers to questions I left Los Angeles to look for. Show up for yourself every single day and be thankful for the road signs along the way. You'll feel it when you're on the right path. 📷: @mindbodygreen via @elizwalker_, one of the good ones 👯
Ooo look what you made do, me to a mostly empty bag of chocolate chips. 🤷🏻♀️🍪
Relaxation station 💆🏻. Taking some time this morning to catch up with friends via snail mail and start putting some fresh ideas onto paper. It's been ages since I've written a new blog entry, and one of my goals for September is to dedicate more time each week to writing and creating. 📝Excited for a fresh month and an even more fresh notebook 📓
This tho 👆🏻. Yoga is one of those workouts that I love SO MUCH when I'm doing it because I can feel the mental and physical benefits so strongly during the practice. Part of my brain still thinks yoga is not a priority for my body because it's not burning as many calories as running or spinning or lifting and to be honest, that really annoys me. Thinking ahead to September goals, I'd like to create a more balanced exercise schedule + time for meditation in my days again. What are you looking to accomplish when the new month rolls around NEXT WEEK 😱? #september
Saw a couple of planes flyin around today ✈️. But mostly ate a LOT of snacks and played with a chubby frenchie 🐶. TBH, I don't get the Air & Water Show 🤷🏻♀️. Retiring in the AC for the evening with a book and Game of Thrones 👸🏼and I couldn't be happier about it. #sundayfunday
Meal prep Monday, amiright? 😋I've been craving chocolate cake for like 6 weeks, so I finally dusted off the KitchenAid and whipped these up instead of cooking the chicken and vegetables I bought at the store this morning...🙊Before I started blogging about self-improvement and mental health, Muffins & Miles was in part a baking blog! Then I realized I would never be as cool or as talented as @sallysbakeblog and left the recipe development to the pros. But baking is still a huge part of my life, and I'll be damned if I don't talk about how I'm totally eating cake before (and likely after) I exercise tonight. Double tap if you think a cupcake is part of a balanced diet 😉😍🙌🏻.