I lied. I lied to other people, and I even lied to myself. I said something that I thought would make everyone else happy to hear, rather than really examining the truth. My lie was that I said I had realized that the reason I thought I needed to go through a period of such… Continue reading Hitting the Brakes as a Chronic People Pleaser
Three words. It. gets. better. Throughout my journey of improving my mental and emotional health, one of my greatest weapons has been hope. I can always appreciate my progress and recognize my growth when I am feeling hopeful. It’s taken me a little while to come to this conclusion, and I still raise my eyebrows… Continue reading Choosing Hope
As someone who spent most of her life thinking that people who had anxiety were just people who couldn’t handle stress (sorry about that), it really took me by surprise when I became absolutely overwhelmed with anxiety last fall. It literally felt like walking into a brick wall, that consequently fell on me, and there was… Continue reading Awesome Outlets for Overcoming Anxiety
Happy Humpday! It’s meet week in the Ristic household, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite race day recipes. Milan is not only a machine, he eats like one too- especially on race days. Because his event (60m hurdles) tends to be earlier in the day, he usually eats as much as he… Continue reading Pan of Stuffs
I’m not immune to the everyday issue of sleeping through the first alarm.. and the second, and more recently, the sixth. I think it has something to do with the way my body naturally rebels to starting my first job that begins at 8 am in the middle of winter. (Darkness=sleep) I usually set my… Continue reading 16 Minute Fix
We had our first snow of the season this weekend, and I was so happy for a reason to stay inside a not do anything that I didn’t want to, which meant a lot of movies, couch-sitting and snacks 🙂 Milan and I went to my parents has to take advantage of their warm house… Continue reading Dumpster Dresser
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate today! My husband is Serbian Orthodox and we had a traditional table to celebrate!