Grief and love are intertwined

Photo by Jeremy Wong on Unsplash

Life is over in the blink of an eye

Not another laugh

Another smile

Not one more shared word

An uttered “I love you”

Don’t take it for granted

Ech breath that you take

The hugs that you share

The memories you make

Don’t take for granted

Being with those…

If you spend your life waiting for the perfect moment, you will spend your entire life waiting.

Photo by lucas law on Unsplash

Picture this: You have an idea for the perfect surprise birthday party for a loved one. You want to orchestrate having all of their closest friends and family come in from out of town and jump out and say happy birthday! …

Have you ever heard the saying- “you either waste it or you waist it?” Well, I prefer not to waste or waist.

Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash

I spent so long trying to follow the “perfect diet.” Eat enough protein so you stay full. Eat healthy fats to stay satiated. Eat carbs to keep up your energy. Eat larger portions so you won’t snack in-between meals. Incorporate as many fruits and veggies as you can.

But no…

Changing our mindset to think in regard to possibilities instead of assumptions isn’t easy but it’s necessary.

Photo by John Simitopoulos on Unsplash

Do you remember being told as a kid not to say anything negative about a show while you were in a theatre? It wasn’t that you shouldn’t later share your opinion, it was that you never know whose mom is sitting in the row behind you. …

It’s far too easy to make one priority a habit, but priorities should never be stagnant

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

Have you ever heard the quote-

“Lack of time is actually a lack of priorities”

Well, in many ways I have to agree. We all have the same number of hours in a day and we each can choose how we use them.

Unfortunately, deciding WHAT to prioritize, is not…

If your healthy norm isn’t established, every unhealthy choice adds up very quickly

Photo by Choi sungwoo on Unsplash

I hear all the time from fitness influencers something along the lines of-

“Don’t worry about splurging on an unhealthy meal. You’re not going to gain 10 pounds overnight.”

“One “cheat” meal isn’t going to reverse your progress.”

“Treat yourself. A few treats won’t set you back.”

I used to…

Trudy Horsting

Writer. PhD Student. Frugal Traveler. Passionate about health, personal growth, and saving money.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store