March is for Dublin

When I was contemplating whether or not to become a Flight Attendant, my mother and I had a serious discussion about life and happiness while on holiday in Costa Rica, just months before I was supposed to move to Atlanta for training. My mother, being the supportive and adventurous, incredible woman that she is, told…

One Year In

I’m one year in with my airline, and I cannot believe it! To add a cheesy pun, it has literally flown by. From all over the USA to many parts of Europe, this year has changed me in unexpected ways. It has calmed me down and quenched an undeniable thirst for exploration. But most importantly, it has…

Bucket Lists & Acts of Kindness

What a week! I just wrapped up six “adays” which are my monthly assigned standby days. The last two days were about fifteen hours long, though I got to fly with some great friends that made it fun! Needless to say I was a walking zombie by Saturday. Since I’ll be working a lot these…

Roasted Veggie Salad Bowls!

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, so I thought I’d share one that’s packed with protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, delicious vegetables, and of course the holy grail: KALE! It’s vegan, gluten-free, whole foods plant-based, and more importantly it’s DELICIOUS and FILLING! This salad packs great. I’ve been taking it on my trips…

For the Broken Girl

Broken girl, I love you. Broken girl, I know your pain. Broken girl, it’s going to be OKAY. You will see. You will hurt. You might suffer. You will cry. Don’t hold it in. But I am here with you. I am watching over you. I am holding your hand. I want you to find…

Confessions of a Binge Eating Health Coach

When I fly today, I hear a lot of comments about my physical appearance. Buckling into a jumpseat might warrant a “you’re so tiny!” or when I pull out my roasted veggies and kale salad in the galley I might hear a “no wonder you are so thin!” to which I am always appreciative. I…

The Spiritual Closet

I’ve been reading this amazing book called Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell. It’s another life changer for me. She opens the book with her story and then ventures into “coming out of the spiritual closet.” She was a highly successful creative director at a London advertising agency, who realized her soul’s calling…

Superfood Essentials

Superfoods. It’s become a hot word for marketing health food products today, but as you can see, the concept of nutrient-rich, nutritious powerhouses has been around for centuries. Walking the aisles of any health food stores today, you can easily become overwhelmed. There seems to be a superfood for every letter in the alphabet, and…

My Favorite Winter Oatmeal

How is the weather where you are? We finally had our first big snow in Boston (big for us, anyway) this past weekend! It was beautiful and I was grateful to have been home with my sweet husband and our furbaby to see it. We opened our blinds to watch the snow fall from our…

Looking to the Future

I’m working on my personal vision at the moment, starting with increasing my time spent on my side business in health & nutrition, Lighted Wellness. I’ll totally admit that I was super emotional last week. I slept maybe two hours on election night, followed by a few more uncomfortable sleepless nights full of anxiety and fear…

My Journey as a Health Coach + Signups!

I started my health coaching business in April of 2015, just after being “let go” from a tech startup in Dallas, TX. I had known for months that the job wasn’t me, as it was in sales. I’ve never been one to pressure another into something I didn’t truly believe in, and needless to say,…

Live Your Life

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out after my last post about my sweet grandpa. I sincerely appreciate your kind words. I believe exposing our pain is a very courageous act and a necessary part of healing. After my post, I spoke with a few friends who have gone or are currently…