Late night blog: combatting anxiety

I am a talker. I always have been and it’s how I’ve always felt with my emotions. I talk to people. Sometimes it’s venting and sometimes it’s just thoughts about life and love. Lately I’ve felt supressed and haven’t shared my feelings with many people. I’ve been unable to share exactly what’s going on in my life, mostly from fear. Fear that i will be judged and shamed. Some people have ideas or have asked but I haven’t been […]

Summer Time Adventures

It’s nice to look back and see what you’ve accomplished. And today I’m not necessarily looking at goals, but rather counting the fun summertime experiences I’ve had. The summers here in the north are way too fast so every fun event needs to count. This list of pictures is in no way in chronological order. They are kinda scattered. That’s okay. It’s just memories.

Full weekend camping trip to Itasca. We did all the usual things like biking, kayaking, running, […]

Going to Europe



Wait, what?!

I’m going to Europe! In less than three weeks. For an entire MONTH! That’s right folks. I’m headed over the Atlantic on July 20 to go explore the world and territories unknown to me. Now don’t you worry, I’m in good hands with a couple of good friends who have experience traveling and are super awesome, so I will not be doing this alone.

Where are we going?

First we fly to Dublin, Ireland where one friend’s brother lives. Then I’m […]

Late night blog – My best life

There’s no where to move except forward. Dwelling on the past, questioning the what ifs and the should haves won’t get you anywhere but depressed. There’s a saying that if you are depressed, you are living in the past; if you are anxious, you are living in the future; if you are at peace, you are living in the now.
So what do I want to do to make the rest of my life, the best of my life?
I’m going to keep doing what I’m […]

It’s up to YOU – Bulimia Recovery

I have this calendar hanging in my bathroom by the mirror. Every X represents a day that I did not have a binge/purge episode in the month of May. I’ve struggled with this eating disorder thing since I was a teenager. I’m now 26 years old, so I guess you could say I’m at about the 10 year anniversary mark. An eating disorder isn’t something that just up and vanishes after a bit of counseling and working with a […]

It’s time to come clean

It’s time to come clean.

Okay, not quite. If you know me personally and we talk in person, you might have an idea of what’s going on in my personal life. And honestly, it’s probably of no interest to most people. Without giving away too many details I want you to know that I am doing really well. I am really really happy. If you’d like to find out more, talk to me in person please. I will share everything […]

Little Things

A few days ago I knew I needed to just get out of this depressed funk I’ve been in. I had decided to press the delete key on this pity party I was having. From an outsider, I look happy and act happy. But there was and is still is this emptiness inside me. I started questioning my life. What was I waking up for? What was my purpose?

I resolved to make little changes in my life instead of […]

10 Day Online Handstand Challenge

Just for fun, I’m hosting a 10-day online handstand challenge to help fine-tune your way to upside down. Video tutorials will be released each day on the daily pose or transition.

Take a pic of the daily pose, post to Facebook, then hashtag #SimplyHandstand AND tag my page Simply Ashes so I can see your daily photos and videos and keep you accountable. Do this for all 10 days to be eligible for prizes!! JOIN the Facebook EVENT.

Scheels Gift Card
Mojo Essential Oil […]

Late Night Blog – Don’t Sleep Your Life Away

Yeah, I know, I know. But it’s hard right now. It’s April and the weather is still cloudy overcast stuck in the 30’s. It makes me a little bummed. And I know, external things cannot “make me” anything. I make myself feel, but it’s just a expression, k?! I know I shouldn’t be waiting and wishing for the future to get here faster. I know that living in the now is the best place to be and we should […]

Late Night Blog – So many wants

What missing in my life? I don’t know. I feel like an angsty teenager. What is my life all about? There’s just so much I want to do and so little energy or time spent doing it. I have trouble focusing on one thing at a time. Is that a problem of my generation or a me problem? What do I really want?

It’s time for some reflection and diary-style entries where I just continue writing without editing or caring […]