Making the most of social distancing

We’ve all been there, the first week of quarantine. Suddenly you find yourself throwing random s**t into your grocery cart that you have never eaten before. The stay at home order, not only made you purchase mass amounts of toilet paper, but suddenly your whole life seems like it’s in survival mode. You have made three different types of banana bread and don’t even try to pretend you have put on a real pair of pants without elastic.

Week two was a bit better, the scale wouldn’t agree, but you have calmed down with excess eating, your morning routine is becoming a bit more fluent, and you are starting to get used to the whole work from home concept.

But what now? You’re tired of binge watching Netflix, your roots are starting to grow out and let’s not even talk about your eyebrows. All those times you pretended you were busy and ditched a night out for the couch… now seems like sin.

Okay, now do something for me. Close your eyes and imagine your life two years ago. Someone comes up to you and explains to you that in one point in your life, everything would be cancelled. For two months you did not have to drive into work, restaurants would be closed and you had to stay at home so that you could get your life in line and spend time with the people you love. 

Now think of how you would imagine that time? – Do you see yourself shoveling trader joes cookies down your throat as your watch your 8th episode of Scandal? Or do you imagine yourself being productive, and taking this once in a lifetime opportunity to plan out the future you want. 

We are overlooking the fact that this quarantine is giving us an opportunity – to find ourselves and to grow in aspects of our life that we never had time for. We have the opportunity to take advantage of this time, to learn to style your hair differently or to research and learn about the regions of wine you have been drinking.

Right now is the perfect time in life to create a sense of balance.

I’m not going to preach to you to start journaling if you have no desire to do so. But find something that you have been wanting to do and set your mind to it. It can be as small as five minute meditation or it can be starting a damn freaking company.

Pick something and practice it everyday // so that at end of this quarantine, you’re not looking in the mirror and regretting the missed opportunity to make yourself better. 


  • Learn how to use adobe photoshop
  • Practice making new recipes
  • Focus on your nightly skincare routine
  • Write a letter to your future self about what is happening in the world right now
  • Spend 15 minutes a day increasing your flexibility
  • Read books
  • Watch tutorials on how to style your hair
  • Re-do your room
  • Build better relationships with your family
  • Write letters to friends and family
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Set workout goals
  • Change your diet (for the better!)
  • Learn a new instrument (if you’re family doesn’t kill you lol)
  • Practice a new language
  • Take free online classes
  • Practice new make-up
  • Sell clothes and make some $$
  • Buy stuff to make your own scented candles
  • Get your summer bod ready !


Five Essential Vitamins Your Body Needs


Over the past couple of months, I have started to really pay attention to everything I put in my body. As an athlete, I was constantly taking medicine and other things I was given to get rid of aches, pain and honestly just frustration. Many of these issues I thought were from the impact and overuse of my body, but some of these issues stemmed from a lack of proper nutrients. Until recently, I had never created a routine of consistently taking vitamins and was not aware of the insane benefits that they provide.

Vitamins and minerals simply have the power to totally change your body, mindset and allows you to function properly. Vitamin deficiency can lead to health issues such as muscle pain, fatigue and tiredness, constantly getting sick, depression, acne and breakouts ext. the list in endless.

With so many vitamin brands and supplements out there in the media, it is hard and overwhelming to even process what you should we be taking. Below is a list of daily vitamins that I take every morning and have not only worked for me but have super good proven benefits.


Daily Vitamins:

  • Magnesium

For those of you who constantly feel overwhelmed and stressed, try adding some magnesium to your diet. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps the body maintain high energy levels. It is important for people who are active and workout because without it, your body will become irritable and tired. Magnesium also helps to control anxiety. It aids in nerve and muscle function, helps stabilize blood glucose levels and supports a healthy heart. Side effects of magnesium deficiency include anxiety, irritability, memory issues and fatigue. Although there are a few different ways you can take this, I take it as a powder called CALM  which is a great way to absorb enough Calcium and Magnesium, and it tastes good!

  • Calcium

Although calciums main function if providing nutrients to build strong bones, it is also essential in protecting against sickness. After taking a blood test early this year, it showed that I was super deficient in Calcium. Over the past year I stopped eating dairy, which could be apart of it, so it’s super important for me to use supplements and vitamins to achieve the correct level that my body needs. Side effects of calcium deficiency include weak bones and teeth, muscle spasms, depression, brittle nails, and fatigue. As I mentioned above I take a supplement called CALM, and pour it in a glass of water every morning.

  • Vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin! Vitamin D plays a vital role in our health yet half the population is deficient! Although soaking up the sun does give you some of the nutrients you need, many times it is not enough. This can lead to symptoms such as back pain, fatigue, chronic muscle pain, depression, and getting sick. This vitamin also plays an essential role in calcium absorption, which is vital for strong bones. Vitamin D can be derived from the sun, but can also be consumed through food and vitamins.

  • Vitamin C

The power of this vitamin not only makes you feel good, but it boosts your immunity and fights off bacteria entering your body. It is essential your body has enough of this while fighting off a cold and helps prevent you from getting sick. Vitamin C is also essential for glowing skin, as it supports collagen production.  This is one of the most important daily nutrients that should be taken every morning for overall better health.

  • Omega 3

Fatty acids are trending right now in our media, as people are consuming large amounts of salmon, nuts, and plant oils. There is a reason for this! Fatty acids are the building blocks for brain cells, this is because they bind to cell membranes and increase fluidity in the brain. It is basically one of the most important things you can feed your brain. Not only does it provide you with energy, but it also allows your skin and hair to flourish.