It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Wellness This Year

Spark Change

The end of the year is a great time to reflect. We learn, experience, accomplish, struggle and celebrate so much in the course of 12 months. I won't bore you with the intimate details of my year, but I wanted to share some of the most valuable - and surprising - things I learned about wellness this year. While not groundbreaking, I hope they'll offer you an insight or two that resonates as you look forward to a happy, healthy 2019!

Why you NEED to get a handle on workplace stress


While reading through some research on workplace stress and its effects on health, I came across an alarming comparison. The effect of workplace stress on health is as large as the effect of secondhand smoke on health. That’s right folks, your workplace could be as toxic for your health as sitting in a bar full of tobacco smoke every night. Scary, right?

Realistic tips for a healthy holiday

Christmas overload

Ah the holidays - a time of joy, celebration, magic...and guilt. I am so tired of hearing about all the ways I can NOT partake of the joys of the holiday season in the interest of being healthy. I'm over it. Apologies to everyone out there trying to eat clean, master challenges, and double down on their virtuous healthy lifestyles. I wish you all the luck in the world, and this post is not for you.

Sinister Shoulds

Hi friends! Sorry it's been awhile - you know how it is. Everybody's busy. I'm in the midst of triathlon training and have a handful of work and personal projects in the hopper. It's all terribly interesting to me, but I'm afraid doesn't make for any good blog posts. That said, I had a handful…

Luxury fitness on a budget

I started Drunk on Opportunity when I was a broke graduate student training for a marathon. At the time, I was trying to figure out how to balance a crazy schedule with healthy habits...on a very tight budget. Thankfully, my grad school bet paid off and now I make a decent living and get to spend my nights and weekends at leisure…

I won something and I’m angry.

I raced my first tri of the season this past weekend, and it was fantastic. The weather was perfect (overcast), I enjoyed every minute, pushed myself to a level that still felt comfortable, and placed in my age group - a first for me! But today, I'm kind of pissed off. I'd been doubting how…

Six things I’m loving right now

I'm baaaaack (for now)!  I've had a million and fifty things I want to share this summer, but I've been so busy living that I haven't made time to write it all down.  It's great, but I'm finding that I get a little overwhelmed when I just keep powering through, so I'm trying to take…