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Here’s To Us

I believe in fate and that everything happens for a reason. I believe that we are meant to be wherever we are in life. 

This year had been an emotional one for me. Looking back on my last four years of high school I realize how much of a different person I Am going to leave as compared to the one I came as. 

Maturity is a funny thing. It comes in waves. My mom would always tell me that I’m more mature than other girls and that is why I had trouble finding people whom I can trust. This year I learned the real reason. 

Whenver someone comes up to me and tells me how good I look or how much happier I seem they ask one question: what did you do? There is one simple answer: love your body. Throughout my younger childhood I have always struggled with my self love. I came to the realization that everyone thinks that because I am confident in myself that I am strong, but in reality this couldn’t be more different from the truth. 

There are so many things that I want to share with the world about my road to health and wellness. I guess that is why I made this blog, to create a funnel for my ideas and share my passion. 

Today was my last day of high school. Normally, I would add a nice quote about one journeys, another beginning and why everything good comes to an end. But this isn’t true. Just because you may not physically have the same routine and you may not see your friends everyday doesn’t mean that it’s the end. It is just a see you later. Because no matter what you will have those people and those memories in your heart. 

In the end remember that just because something doesn’t seem right it is wrong. Don’t let yourself think that way. By loving yourself and your body you will be able to see how far you have come and excited about your bright future. If you don’t see why you should do it for yourself, at least do it for me. 

G xx 

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Love

“Growing up I learned that there are two theories when it comes to love. First; if you love someone you would do anything to see him or her happy even if it means you’re not going to be with them. Second; if you love someone, you must fight for them and never ever stop fighting. Either way, all that I could conclude was that love requires sacrifices.” 

There is often a preconceived notion that love, of all things, is the most selfish of all the emotions. We use the term love to mean many different things. We love the way the house looks with its fresh coat of paint. We love the brownies that Grandma made for Sally’s Birthday. But, it is hard to say I love you to someone and really mean it.

I apologize if you believed this will be a sappy post about saying I love you to some boy for the first time, because it is far from that. If humans in their nature can associate love, the strongest emotion in the human body, with something that has no true meaning to them, then how do you explain the feeling of overall satisfaction and happiness in one’s life?

There are many things I love: the sound of waves crashing a shore, the smell of a fresh book, the feeling when you master the art of something you have been working on, chocolate, but most of all I love myself. Everyone hears from their parents or loved ones that in order to love someone else you have to love yourself. Today, I am overwhelmed with the amount of false love in the world.

Today for the first time in months I went for a run. After my run I joined my friend and mentor Sarah for a Yin Yoga class. It was amazing to do something for myself. The more that I respected myself today, the less stress I had. You realize that all the little things don’t matter and it is time to live in the now.

There is a world of differences yet some stay the same. What stays the same is self-love and self-appreciation. Learn to love yourself the way you are. The more you love yourself and value your strengths, the easier it is to live out your daily life. So today or tonight before you go to sleep write down on a slip of paper what you love about yourself- it is a hard task believe me; but over time you will see the importance. Your love for yourself will expand your horizons more than you ever know. I love each and everyone of you for being YOU. That is what love is all about. 

Gxx

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Like the Movies

As I was driving in my car tonight, the song “Not Like the Movies” by Katy Perry came on. In this song she is stating about how her love is not like the movies, but that is how it should be. I beg to differ. As I looked back on my day, and compared it to the lives of average girls in movies, there were not many similarities.

First of all, I was not attending some big party. Granted it is a Wednesday on the first day of Easter break, but still I think its pretty fun. I went to a pizzeria, sat with friends, laughed, and ate a salad. Now, I am sitting at my desk eating some raw chocolate and blogging. I don’t really see the problem with that.

You see, today girls think that they always have something to prove. Like there is someone constantly watching over them deciding what is cool and what isn’t. Why aren’t we staying true to ourselves and just doing what we want to? At the end of the day, nothing you experience is going to be like a fictional movie because this is real life: it is going to be better. Who needs Lloyd Dobler raising a radio over his head in order to show his love? I don’t!

We as humans strive to be different, so accept that. Don’t think that just because your life isn’t depicted in a show or movie means it is not interesting, because it is. The human experience is bizarre, it has no true definition. So who said being healthy isn’t cool? Because I know first hand that it is :) Life isn’t like the movies, nor will it ever be. Be true to yourself because in your heart you know what makes you different then those girls you see on tv.

G xx

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Balance

I recently, with the help of my lovely friend/coach Sarah, came to the realization that everything social seems to revolve around food. Every time you are out with friends you go to dinner and eat. Or to the movies and eat. Or to ice cream to meet people and eat. There is really no end in this cycle, so how do you keep a balance?

I do realize that food is a necessity to all human life, but do we really need to spend all the time with each other munching on something? Food is something that is unique in human life because it is shared without every human culture. Every culture has a different meaning to food.

For example, Japanese tradition is based solely on rice. Contrary to what we may think, however, rice is simply used as a palette cleanser between meals. The main backbone for their meals is actually miso soup. Who would have thought? Italians are obviously very well known for their pasta, but what I learned recently, they don’t have a pasta dish with every meal and if they do it is an appetizer, not a full serving. For Mexican food the basis is actually corn and chili peppers. There is a mutual understand that yes, food is important.

Books like “Eat, Pray, Love” show the idea of eating your way through a country. This has brought on a whole new phenomenon. When you visit a country you don’t think about how excited you are to see the different sights,  you are excited for the food. Isn’t there something that could allow going out that does not involve food? How do you stay true to your healthy balance of health and wellness when everything involves food?

It is something to think about for sure, and I have made it a mission to figure out how to incorporate having fun without eating the whole time. It will be a struggle, especially coming from an all girls school where food is constantly in reach, but it will be a good challenge.

This week try to become consciously aware of all the times you eat throughout the day. I am not asking you to stop eating, but if you take a step back you will see how much your life revolves around food.

G xx