Guys. I'm so jazzed about this book. The opening line of the book jacket is What does it mean to be lonely? The answer to that question is something I've been chasing all year, especially once I realized that loneliness is the one emotion my eating disorder consistently feeds off of. Pumped to read Olivia Laing's adventures in the art of being alone. PS- @openbooksltd is my new favorite indie bookstore 😍📚#goodreads #thelonelycity #shoplocal
The best part of having 73685 jobs? Being in a different neighborhood of Chicago every day. With @cbfultonmarket opening TOMORROW (AH!!! Come hang out!), I'll be spending more time in West Loop, both on the spin bike and trolling Randolph for ALL THE FOOD. Who's got restaurant recommendations? 😋#westloop #chicago #chicagoeats
Took a little social media hiatus over the weekend, but I have been jammin' to Melodrama since Friday. My favorite song on the new album from @lordemusic is Hard Feelings/Loveless. I literally bought myself roses today and I'm sitting here with my candles lit, not giving an eff about the men who keep ghosting me ✌🏻. Lorde GETS. IT. Who else is listening & loving?! 🎧
This morning I shared an elevator ride with an older gentleman. He asked why I was going to the 8th floor, and when I told him I was heading to therapy, he assumed I meant physical therapy. Upon letting him know that I was going to work on my mental health and not my physical health, he looked at me like a witch who needed to be burned at the stake. I then proceeded to have THE single greatest breakthrough with my therapist around my feelings of loneliness and fear of emotional attachment. So, let's be the generation to end the stigma around mental health, shall we? Seeing my therapist every week is the best thing I could be doing to take care of myself and foster my development as a human being. It's a shame that so many people don't see it that way and that most health care plans don't cover therapy. Your brain, thoughts and emotions deserve your full attention, too. #endthestigma #mentalhealthawareness
SOS. I'm afraid I'll be eating cheeseburgers for dinner every night this summer 😬😍😋. Living in walking distance to Small Cheval is perhaps the most dangerous Bucktown discovery yet.
Who doesn't love a good pep talk? Today on the blog, I'm sharing my five favorite wellness podcast episodes 🎧. Whether you're feeling apprehensive about a creative endeavor, feeling frustrated with your dating life or going through an interesting life transition (all of which are things I'm going through...simultaneously...as we speak), there's a little something for everyone in these podcast episodes. I wanna know: what's your favorite podcast episode? Head over to the link in bio for more! _________ Sneak peek @ the podcasts: ▪️Magic Lessons with @elizabeth_gilbert_writer ▪️The Robcast with @realrobbell ▪️The Goal Digger podcast with @jennakutcher ▪️The Lively Show with @jessclively ▪️The Chasing Joy podcast with @init4thelongrunblog
When it's too damn hot to eat anything NOT resembling ice cream. I devoured this acai bowl and then immediately took a 2 hour nap. I'm so productive in the summer 🙄 #toohot #thesunkilledme
This is my I'm so happy that it's Friday and that I don't have to get up at 3:45am tomorrow face 🙌🏻. True story: when I was biking to work this morning, there were like 20 people stumbling out of the bars on Division. 😳 HOW?! I can't even make it to 1am anymore. ______ Does anyone have fun weekend plans? My big plans include lots of reading & trekking over to @summerhousesm to try the new cheesecake cookie 😋.
AM class @rivernorthgym ✔️ Strength day workout @sweatfitnessstudios ✔️ Therapy sesh ✔️ Thursdays are my favorite day of the week because I get to teach class, take class and then take care of my mind. Biking from Bucktown to River North to Gold Coast to the Loop on this beautiful day makes me all kinds of obsessed with Chicago. This city in the summer 😍😍😍😍😍