self care sunday

Is Watching TV Self Care?

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So is watching television a form of self care?


Yes! Absolutely!


Watching TV can be self care. 


Sometimes we need an excuse to sit for a few hours, disengage with the stress of the world and enjoy ourselves.


That’s perfectly okay! In fact, it’s more than okay. It’s necessary for our happiness and well being. 


I think there can be a stigma about watching television. That you’re being lazy, could be more productive, it’s not real self care, etc. 


What stigmas and misconceptions have you heard?


But there’s nothing wrong with taking some time for yourself. 


So for this Self Care Sunday, I challenge you all to watch 2 episodes of a television show(s).


Let me know in the comments below what you are watching.  

Or tag me on Instagram or Twitter to get featured. 


Let’s take care of ourselves today!


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5 Star Books · Book Reviews · memoir

This Is Me by Chrissy Metz



This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz

Published: March 27, 2018

Publisher: Day Street Books

Pages: 308

Genres: memoir

Rating: 5 stars

Recommend to fans of: This Is Us, books that speak to you in the most profound way, Oprah mentions!, self evolutions 

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A prescriptive and inspirational book of life lessons from the Emmy Award-nominee and breakout star of television’s #1 hit show, NBC’s This Is Us.

Debuting in fall 2016, This Is Us quickly became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network television show. Within weeks of its premier, actress Chrissy Metz and her character, Kate, were embraced by countless fans. Seemingly overnight, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and the subject of endless conversations on social media.

Chrissy chalks up her popularity to the authenticity of the role. She believes that fans sense she is playing a character whose life is not so very different from her own. It is a performance that comes from her heart and gut, from a universal place that rings true. In reality, Chrissy’s presence, her perseverance in Hollywood, and her success story is as genuine—and as inspirational—as it gets. There is no better person to represent and speak out for the everywoman and her experiences.

Embracing the spirit of Shonda Rhime’s Year of Yes, Chrissy’s touching, wise, and honest book speaks to all of us. Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down from all sides. Throughout, her positivity, confidence, and humor are infectious, whether she’s talking about her past or present, and she offers amazing one-liners such as:

Who needs to fit in when you’re meant to stand out?
You need to both know better and do better!
The key is to act deserving, but not entitled.

Not your standard celebrity memoir or essay collection, Why Fit in When You’re Meant to Stand Out is a smart and helpful guide for living through tough stuff and coming out the other side, written by a woman who has done just that. Grounded and spiritual, Chrissy teaches each one of us how to find our own unique voice—and pursue our dreams.



I absolutely flew through this gem of a book. I put aside the other books I was reading, because I could not stop reading this one. I’m a huge fan of This Is Us, so of course I had to read Chrissy’s memoir. We learn so much about her life story. But what’s even better is all the life lessons that she shares with us. It’s like having an awesome, smart, and incredibly kind big sister give us a helping hand in life. I could have highlighted almost every page, because there was so much relatable wisdom shared. I loved the mix of her life journey combined with incredibly relatable anecdotes about her struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned along the way. I cannot get enough of her book, so now I’m going on YouTube and searching for her interviews. She’s brilliant! A quick amazing read that I highly recommend!


How many of you watch This Is Us? 

Which Pearson(s) do you relate to most? 

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The Great American Read on PBS

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for . . .

a Television Show about books!

That’s right, The Great American Read premieres tonight on PBS


I’m so excited for a show that celebrates reading. Of course I’ve perused the website already here and taken the quiz to see how many of the books I’ve read so far. My answer is 18 books out of 100. 

Take the quiz yourself here and see how many books you’ve already read. Who’s got me beat at 18?

The premise for the show makes my book nerd heart so very happy. I really hope the show lives up to all the hype!


So get ready all you readers, set aside the time, and let me know if you will be watching The Great American Read on PBS!