The season has shifted to what locals refer to as, "the most gorgeous time of the year. You moved here at the best time!" The sun rises at 5:30 am and it's not fully set until close to 9:30 pm. Here's what's happening. HAIR UPDATE: I chopped off my hair. I'm a pixie girl at the moment … Continue reading Seattle Updates: Body, Mind and the Blue Dot
With my move to Seattle came a significant career shift: I work remotely, from home. There are pros. There are cons. Pro: I can work in my comfy clothes Con: Sometimes I forget to shower until noon Pro: I can do laundry while I'm on a conference call Con: I go through a lot of … Continue reading Working From Home
It's been just over two weeks for me here in Seattle and while my apartment is complete and done, I'm still settling in. I am forgetting things. For example: a routine for leaving my apartment isn't set in muscle memory so I do the "Oh I forgot my [x]" dance, sometimes even twice before actually … Continue reading Seattle: 2 Weeks In
When your hair starts coming out and you can't make it stop.
On March 31st, my 17 years in New York will come to an end. I am moving to Seattle. "It rains there!!!" is what I hear the most. My response is usually, "New York is freezing and dirty, so..." I have been exploring cities for the last couple years because I knew that New York and … Continue reading I’m Moving to Seattle
Since going off of my Hyperthyroid medication last week, I have been ready, waiting for something to change. My doctor told me within three to four days I’d feel a difference in my “energy and metabolism”. I was timing it. Waiting. Magically between Thursday afternoon and Monday afternoon I was sure I would feel a … Continue reading Endorphin Enthusiasm
Yesterday, I had an appointment with my endocrinologist to discuss my recent blood work - a 6-week check in. Because the blood was drawn last week, I saw the numbers in my online chart 36 hours before I met with my doc. Believe this when I tell you - I was waiting for those numbers … Continue reading Schizothyroidism
I get asked this a lot now. I know it comes from a good place but the real answer is, I don't know how I feel. And I don't want to explain what that means when I say it. From the outside, I suppose I look fine, like nothing is wrong, tired at worst. From … Continue reading How are you feeling?
Today, I had my first acupuncture appointment. Well, not truly my first, as I've done it many times. But, my first appointment with a purpose. The previous visits were just because I wanted to give it a whirl for this or that, but wasn't serious about maintaining it as a part of my wellness. This … Continue reading Acupuncture and Then Some
Last night I went to a holiday party at the yoga studio where I teach, Lyons Den Power Yoga. [picture below] Well, I currently do not teach there, because the heat and intensity of the practice isn't good for me or my thyroid at this time. Looking back on this year, I remember (many) moments … Continue reading Everyday I’m Hustlin’