In the Pursuit of… Embracing my Inner Badass

❝We are all busy, but it’s the people who make enjoying their lives a priority, who, um, enjoy their lives.❞ – Jen Sincero


This week has been all about finding what truly makes me happy and winning myself over again. As a perpetual student since I was 4 years old, I do not remember ever taking time away from school to work on myself and pursue my passions. Fast forward to the present where I am, for the first time in my life, without the demands and academic rigor of exams, papers, and scholarly presentations… it’s time to truly enjoy life DOING THE THINGS I LOVE.

I sat down this past week and made a list of everything I felt passionate about, and to my surprise, it was a pretty long list! Instead of mulling over it for hours, I chose to focus on 3 things that I could change right now in my life (this blog, finally starting the podcast I have said I wanted to work on for years, and taking time to bake again).

While ideas of my podcast are in the works, and yes, I will share it with everyone once it’s up and running, what I can share are some simple, yet delicious recipes that I found for the holidays (see below). Baking has always had a calming effect on my psyche. I love how it takes my mind away from everything except the task at hand.

Snickerdoodle Blondies


White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Bark



Who runs the world? GIRLS! A new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine shows that  female physicians “have a more patient- centered communication style, are more encouraging and reassuring, and have longer visits than male physicians.” The research further concludes that patients are also less likely to die if they are treated by a female physician.


Lucy Mitchell posted about the self help world and why it’s so amazing! If you have some time, you should definitely check it out.

What about your journey? What have you done this week to better yourself?

*** I’m also fond of food and would love for you to share any recipes and/or baking tips you have discovered for the holidays.

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