rest the body, rest the soul

rest the body, rest the soul | Journey for Jessi

Whoa.  Last week was a whirlwind for me.  My routine got shaken up as I begun a new job last week.  It was time for a new rhythm though.  I like routine, but yawn… I like my routine in intervals, i.e. mix it up a bit, then get into a groove, then add or subtract a variable, etc.  This is how I grow.  Stagnancy is never a good thing for me.  That being said, last week was all over the place.  I felt emotionally and physically drained.  My soul needed stillness.  So, what did I do?  I listened. Continue reading

striving for progress

striving for progress || Journey for JessiMany of you who follow me on Instagram, know that I have made some significant progress mentally and physically to my overall health and wellness.  Yes I have made progress: I am happier, healthier, fitter and living in the moment more, but I still have room to grow and improve on myself.  That is why this is my journey and not my destination.

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a belly full of…aches

a belly full of...aches--Journey for JessiAs I sit here, a feel my aching stomach contemplating the week of indulgences I have succumbed to.  Asking myself, “what happened?  Where did my will power go?”  I am writing this, not only for myself, but for all of you that are dealing with the all too familiar aftermath of Thanksgiving. Continue reading

back to nature

backyard yoga--Journey for JessiI have not felt myself lately.  I have felt bogged down, stressed out, and really anxious.  I often seem to spread myself too thin, trying to accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time in order to feel successful and make sure I do not let others down.  During one of my recent chaotic clouds though, I made myself pause for a moment to ask, “Aren’t I on summer break?”  One of my biggest fears in life is not having enough time, but if I am trying to cram too many experiences in a brief period of time, won’t I miss something? Continue reading