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Opening night!

Woohoo! Opening night is finally here! We had a great first run of the opera this evening and I’m really proud of all my colleagues’ hard work throughout this rehearsal process.

Pre-rehearsal treated myself to my new favorite vegan Whole Foods panini- The Garden, with grilled veggies, tomato, basil, mustard and vegan cheese on a toasted baguette! Can you say YUM?!

I’ve got work in the morning and a long day to follow but then it’s the weekend!! So I’ll leave you with a little opera selfie from backstage.

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Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Mahler time

Today I’m happy about: listening to Mahler’s 4th Symphony and learning the fourth movement! It’s been a low-key Sunday around here, with a trip to the gym followed by a lot of reading for classes and a bit of studying for my personal training exam that’s coming up sooner than I’d like.

 

What do you do on your Sundays? I love to take the day to get ready for the week ahead with some reading, accompanied by a cup of hot tea of course.

 

Love,

Happiness Starts Here

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Silence the voice that’s keeping you down

Today I’m happy about: not giving in to my inner voice’s negativity. I had planned to workout this morning but just didn’t feel like leaving my cozy bed. I had a nagging guilt that followed me all morning because I didn’t go, even though I was listening to my body.
Since I began my journey into intuitive eating over the past 3 weeks, I have felt much freer and was able to let go of a lot of my self-imposed rules. However, this has also caused my body to change in reaction to this, and although I know it’s for the best, and I am feeling stronger than ever during my workouts, I am worried that I am ballooning up and gaining too much weight.
The reality is that I probably haven’t gained more than a few pounds, and it’s just my body’s way of adjusting to being fed what it craves rather than being constantly deprived. But even though I know these changes are all for the good, the part of me that has relied on control for so long, is having trouble letting go.

Although this was a challenging day, I am really happy I didn’t give in to these feelings, and still enjoyed a day of delicious and nutritious meals, without worrying about how much I should or shouldn’t have.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Tis the season

Today I’m happy about: fueling my obsession with Lululemon with a new scuba hoodie purchase! My body is still trying to adjust to this east coast weather and I am SO grateful for all my coats. I can’t imagine what it’ll be like when every single day of winter doesn’t get to above 20 degrees…
But right now, I am continuing to love the chill in the air because it feels like the holidays are just around the corner.

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As I was sipping my tea this afternoon, I enjoyed the message that came with my cup; “Be yourself.” This is something I struggled with a lot during my undergrad and after starting to open up to my therapist about everything that’s going on in my head more recently, I realize that I wasn’t being myself. I have so many things I am passionate about in my life, and such a great support system, but for a long time I started to lose track of what made me, me. But as I am starting to be more and more myself, I am letting go of the rules and thoughts that I used to use to make me feel “in control.” And I couldn’t be happier! Who really needs to be in control 110% of the time? Does it really make you happier? Or more secure? I found that it limited me and made me feel like I was living in a very safe box, but a box all the same.
Now I am throwing away that box and saying yes to all the exciting new opportunities that are being opened up to me, now that I am allowing myself to see them.

I’ve heard a lot of jokes about Boston being hard on people in the winter and sending students either to drink or get hopped up on drugs, but I for one think this might be my best winter yet!

Is anyone else ridiculously excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas?

Love,
Happiness Starts Here

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Sit right here

Today I’m happy about: having time. Although I prefer to be busy, today I have been productive and accomplished almost everything I was hoping to, but not in a stressed, going-crazy-out-of-my-mind way and I seriously appreciate that. I even had time to FaceTime with my boyfriend, despite him being sick. What a lucky girl I am.
And……. I even got a seat on the bus. 🙂

Happy hump day!

Love,
Happiness Starts Herw

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