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I Have Bad Days Too

We all have bad days, let’s face it.  It’s part of being human. I’ve been on a pretty good run with daily meditation, exercising, and eating right with lots of green drinks and salads which all make me feel good, but this past weekend was a doozy for me. 

ImageIt started with the hot, hot heat here in Southern California which made me irritable. Then, I couldn’t listen to my BF’s complaining, then I was bored – that led to me being upset all day yesterday. Also, at work there’s a lot of changes coming my way which is making my moods a little bit unstable. I don’t like feeling like a loose cannon and I do think bad days are a good point to start working on yourself even harder. 

I walked into my job today with a not-so-great attitude and mood (never a good way to start the day).  After talking to some of my dear friends, I realized that all change is not bad and now is the time to buck up and deal with it. I also realized that it was okay to feel sad, mad, and bad as long I knew why and I talked about it. 

So, yes, I get bad days too and it’s all about feeling your feelings, talking about it, and then jump into the work.  Right after I left work, I ran to the Chopra Center for a 30 minute group meditation.  It felt SO GOOD. I left on a high and I just feel great. Use bad days as a starting point and go through the motions. Ask for help and advice – and do some self care – you’ll be feeling back to normal in no time! 

The Story on Lahotski

ImageFor starters, Lahotski is my last name pronounced exactly like it’s spelled…LA HOT SKI. I came to terms with my last name from a theatre class at Penn State University when everyone just started to call me that – and I liked it. 

I was born and raised in Scranton, PA. Ventured off to Penn State’s main campus at the age of 19 – graduated – and a year later and made it out to Los Angeles where I spent 8 incredible years. During that time, I dated up a storm, met so awesome people (as well as some idiots) and started on my journey of adulthood. I went through many jobs learning that the entertainment industry is not so fun and wound up in marketing.  Don’t worry, I’m still in marketing and I love it. I also drank [alcohol] a lot – which became a problem while I was dating and working. 

Approximately 3 years ago, I decided to become sober. I changed my job of 4 and a half years, moved apartments, and got a Prius. This began my road to recovery and who I am today. I was and am inspired by many along the way – the first being Gabrielle Bernstein – then Marianne Williamson, and Michael Beckwith, and many more. I’m fully on a spiritual path and am determined to make spirituality cool. 

Right now, I stand tall – I love my life, my family, my boyfriend, my friends and my spirituality! Don’t worry – you’ll learn more about me soon enough – but consider this the preface. 

I’m eco friendly, fitness-savvy, beauty-product lovin’, fashion-foward and a true Spirit Junkie [as Gabby Bernstein would call it]!

Please enjoy my stories, reviews, and more – and don’t be shy to leave comments. 

Wellness Wednesdays

For the first edition of Wellness Wednesdays….DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. 

ImageThis week, I’m dedicated to my schedule of doing my “wellness” activities. I’m a virgo, so planning and having a schedule is KEY for me. Sundays/Mondays – take a walk, Tuesdays – meditate at the Chopra Center for their 4:45 class, Wednesdays – spin class with the kick-your-ass-party-til-you-puke spin instructor, James @ LA Fitness – Thursdays – kundalini at Soul of Yoga. 

Yep – my schedule is insane and very planned out – but I LOVE throwing little things into my routine like, making something I find on Pinterest, jamming out to the song of the summer [Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke] really loud in my car to and from work, and burning incense while straightening up my house. 

I’m going to go into detail with all of these lovely things and more – so stay tuned!