Hey

So I know it’s been a little while since I’ve wrote anything. Life has been super busy. There’s really nothing new going on. The event for the author expo is November 4th in Bensalem, PA which I will be a part of for signing and purchasing.

Also I did reformat both of my novels to the corrected versions. I’ve been taking a writing course and the teacher taught me the correct way to format. I let her read both books and she loved my second one. I think the first novel was a little too much for her, meaning sexually.

The sequel to From Within in going pretty well. I’m about half done which I’m excited about. I thought I would be done it by the time the expo came but that is impossible. I have yet to finish and edit it so I think I have a little ways to go.

Anyways I just wanted to check in. I’m actually about to head out to yoga. Hope everyone had a great Thursday!! Almost Friday!! Yay!!

M.

Nostril Breathing

A few years ago before I got married I was a stressful mess. I was so worried about money and about paying for the wedding my husband and I were going to have. 6 months before I got married something happened to me that freaked me out. I started having heart racing. I went to the ER and they said it was just stress. They gave me something to calm down and sent me home. A couple days later it returned again. I would be up half the night freaking out which made the heart racing even worse. One morning I called my mom and told her I needed to go back to the ER. We went and this time they kept me over night. They did all these tests on me and determined the issue was stress/anxiety again. They said I need to stop drinking caffeine and relax. They gave me Xanax and sent me home the next day.

My point of this story is that here it is a few years later and I haven’t had any issues with the heart racing since. I started doing yoga three years ago and because of that I think it played a major part in helping me with my stress. In yoga we started this thing called alternate nostril breathing. It’s when you hold your thumb to one nostril and you inhale in the other nostril and then you exhale. Then you repeat on the other side, close the other nostril and inhale and exhale. When I did this it really helped me. If I start getting an episode which I rarely do, I do this and it really helps. I actually swear by it.

Anxiety and panic attacks are no joke! I would do anything or try anything to help me out!

M.

Weekend

I wait all week for the weekend to come, because come on it’s the weekend. A time for me to sleep in and relax. I’m excited too because I get to have a few drinks and don’t have to wake up early the next morning. So Friday I drank wine and caught up on shows, which is another plus for the weekend. I found a new Netflix show that I absolutely am addicted to. It’s called The Returned, I believe it’s an A & E show. I pretty much binged the whole weekend. 

Saturday I went to breakfast, worked out, went to church because I feel bad for my mom taking my grandparents all by herself, and had game night. I love games, all kinds of games. Whether it’s board games, card games, or video games. It holds a special place in my heart. I played scattergories and I must admit I hate this damn game. Especially when I’m two drinks in because I cannot think. It’s becomes embarrassingly funny. I lost the game of course. Then it was on to Yahtzee, a much easier game for when you drink. I won that game! Go me!

Sunday started off pretty good. I went to yoga and afterwards went to the local farmer. Got some goodies and headed home. My mom and I decided to go kayaking, which I really do love but yesterday I had a terrible experience. We went to a lake and there were millions of bugs and I hate bugs. I’m sorry but I hate most bugs. Had millions of bugs all over me and all over my kayak. Im like oh my god can I even do this? I did and it ended up being an okay time. I go home shower and relax for the night because I am exhausted and because hello Game of Thrones is on. As I’m sitting there in my couch I start rummaging through my hair and I feel something. I’m like wtf is that?! My husband try’s to convince me I’m nuts and I’m like no I feel something. Finally I got it, pulled it out and it was a freaking tick. Needless to say I freaked out. Freaked out bad! I’m like rubbing the hell out of my scalp, making sure there are no more. Note to self: wash hair after coming home from park. I barely slept, I’m thinking it bit me but I don’t know if it really did. My husband checks my scalp and he sees nothing. He went to work, I tried to go to bed but nope wasn’t happening. I got up and washed my hair and combed the shit out of it haha. Went back to bed and woke up fine. My scalp is a little sore, maybe from rubbing it and pulling out hair, I’m not sure. Hopefully the evil tick didn’t bite me, but don’t think it did since I found it in my hair not on scalp. But hey you never know. Needless to say that ruined my weekend. I got up this morning and washed it again just because. 

On a happy note Game of Thrones was awesome!! Hope everyone had a better weekend then me! Let’s get through this Monday!

M. 

Time Flies…

Hey everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I wrote anything. I feel like life is flashing before my eyes. I’m always at the show or I’m at work or I’m writing. I never get the chance to just be if you know what I mean. I was able to get a few yoga classes in which I was ecstatic about because my back has been killing me from sitting on those bar stools that are in the play. 

It’s a beautiful day out here in PA and I’m stuck inside listening to the sound of the phone ringing. At least I have my radio to keep me company. Hope everyone is enjoying there Wednesday wherever you are. 

I had this strange thing that hit me the other day. I was sitting at a red light waiting to turn left, when I see this guy pull up next to me but he was a few cars ahead of me and he just flat out gave someone the finger. Not me! But someone. As the light turned green and I’m turning I’m thinking what has become of today’s society. They just don’t care about other people or what they think. I know sometimes it’s good to not care about what other people think but giving someone the finger when there could be a child sitting there and they’re probably thinking, hey mommy what does this mean, as they’re flipping their mommy the bird. Okay I laughed after I said that but still….is it okay to curse the f word in front of little ones or belittle someone right in front of their children or parent? I don’t know why that got to me. I’m not by any stretch innocent but it just had me thinking. 

Today I was driving to work and I see this big dog standing on the sidewalk by herself and she was looking at me. I’m like what the hell, where is this doggies owner. It was a she, because she did have a pink collar on. I wanted to stop but she was huge and I was heading to work. Hopefully that doggie found its way back home. However if it was a puppy, damn right I’m going to stop! I’m a sucker for puppies. 

To finish off my rant please take the time and check out my novel Braver Than Yesterday on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble. I’m currently in the editing process of my new novel From Within so it’s coming.

Much love everyone!

M. 

Yesterday

So yesterday was a crazy day for me. I had to go to the dentist which I absolutely hate going to. I was scheduled for a deep cleaning and a lot of people of course freaked me out beyond anything so I didn’t really want to go. I complained and complained but I needed to really go and I’m glad I did because it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. They used a numbing gel and I was good, no pain whatsoever. I hate when people scare the hell out of me lol but I made it anyway.

So yesterday was also International Women’s Day and I knew that I needed to stand with my fellow women. I wore red and I took off from work to support us women. I think in today’s society, women are being looked down upon, especially with the people that are in the White House. I’m not saying I do/or don’t support Trump, this has nothing to do with him. I just wanted to stand up with women to make us feel just as important as men.

Okay so I wont duel on that anymore for the day. I did do some amazing workouts yesterday, I did a 9 mile bike ride, which kicked my ass since I’m not used to riding. I did yoga which felt amazing. I felt like yesterday besides the dentist I wanted to do something for myself as a woman to make me feel powerful. In yoga we celebrated International Woman’s Day by dedicating our practice to the women around the world and to a special woman in your life. It felt amazing and it made me feel happy.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

M.

Yoga

So today I wanted to talk about yoga. It’s a wonderful thing yoga and it’s been around for many many years but didn’t seem to get popular until the 21st century.

I tried doing yoga about 5 years ago and I didn’t like it. I had a horrible experience and it just didn’t feel right to me. I then came across a new studio a little over a year ago. I decided to try it out with my mom and when I did, I loved it. It was just a brand new experience for me. From going in and the atmosphere surrounding me to the actual room where we did the yoga and it just made total sense to me and I was hooked immediately. The other yoga class I went to wasn’t even a yoga studio. It was at a park nature center and it was cold, dark, dirty, and the teacher just wasn’t that great. So I think that makes all the difference, finding the perfect studio and teacher.

Now I go to yoga a few times a week and do all kinds of yoga, depending on my mood. I tried meditation for the first time the other night and it was very nice. Very relaxing and definitely very helpful with taking my stress away.

I really recommend doing yoga, it really does help with stress and stretching feels so amazing. It can be a workout though depending on the kind of yoga you do. I did try Barre yoga a few times and that was so tough but it was a great workout, however, I was sore for a few days afterwards. I enjoy a class where I can relax and all my cares and stress just melt away.

So that’s my yoga talk for today. I hope everyone has an amazing day!

M.

What Makes You Happy?

I want to know what makes you happy, what catches your eye? I would really like to hear some feedback from everyone. It’s fun to hear other ideas being thrown around.

I like to listen to music, I guess it depends on what kind of mood I’m in. I could be on a high and want to listen to something poppy, or I could be in a sensitive mood and want to listen to Country, or in a mellow mood and listen to New Age. I’m all about the music and it making you feel good. They say music is a form of therapy, I believe it. It could turn your world from bad to good. It’s an amazing thing what music could do.

Yoga definitely makes me happy. It helps with stress, which I tend to get a lot of at times. I try and go at least three times a week. It just feels so amazing. Usually I’ll go to yoga and I feel like frazzled and then I’ll leave yoga a completely different person. I love it!

Reading is another thing that makes me happy. I like to read all kind of genres. Whatever pulls me in for a good read, I’m there. Currently I’m reading “The Girl on the Train.” I have seen the movie though, but was very interested in reading the book.What kind of books do y’all prefer to read? Don’t forget to check out my novel Not Alone on Amazon, I had to throw that in there haha.

Movies is another thing that makes me happy. I love movies and I have a ton of them at home. I have Netflix and I have Firestick so I always have movies to watch. My favorite kind of movies are scary movies, it’s an adrenaline thing. I do like all kinds of movies though, Romance, Comedies, Action, whatever. It all thrills me. What kind of movies do you like?

My fur babies make me happy. I have two kitties and two doggies and when I wake up in the morning, I see them and it makes me so happy. I love them so much. I’m such an animal lover. If I could have like 5 dogs I would, but I can’t 🙂

I can’t forget the last thing, writing makes me absolutely happy. Writing my blogs, writing my books, just writing in general. I just really enjoy it.

So please tell me, what makes you happy?