This site is for the Tenacious: those who refuse to let mental and physical illness keep them from living a life of wellness and joy.
My name is Meagan. I grew up in Minnesota, but now live in the Pacific Northwest. I am in my late twenties and just beginning to be open about my journey to maximize wellness and joy in my life in spite of mental and physical illness. My journey is personal. I believe there are many paths to wellness and joy. I hope to connect with others on their own journeys.
- When My Body Lets me DownLast week I was reminded why I started this blog. I woke up with my left shoulder so swollen that I could not move my arm. My mobility was restricted to right arm and my left forearm. And I was in constant pain. My Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms have been well managed for the past year.Continue reading “When My Body Lets me Down”
- Developing a Healthy Relationship with FoodMy relationship with food has come a long way since my days of disordered eating. I eat enough to properly nourish my body and maintain a health weight. However, when it comes to fighting against diet culture and that voice inside my head trying to control what I eat and when, I still have workContinue reading “Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food”
- TransitionsMy routine brings me so much comfort. There are many things in life I cannot control, and that is easier for me to accept when I can establish a steady routine filled with the activities and practices that bring me joy and ease. It is not surprising that I find times like this, as weContinue reading “Transitions”
- Friday Check-In: The Quarantine 15I heard the term “Quarantine 15” for the first time this week. For those of you who have not heard the term, it relates weight gained during quarantine to the concept of the Freshman 15 (the supposed average 15 pounds gained by college Freshman during their first year away from home). My feelings surrounding thisContinue reading “Friday Check-In: The Quarantine 15”
- Friday Check-In: OverexercisingExercising has been one of my wellness practices for many years, and I am fortunate enough to now be at a point where I look forward to it. When my state’s stay at home order was put in place, I found myself with more stationary time throughout the day, and the urge to exercise becameContinue reading “Friday Check-In: Overexercising”
- Friday Check-In: What I am Thankful ForAnother week of staying home is coming to an end, and it is still unclear when the stay-at-home order will be lifted. My anxiety and depression symptoms are still present, but they have eased a bit. I am learning to ride the waves of emotions that come with isolation. I have accepted that my lifeContinue reading “Friday Check-In: What I am Thankful For”