The Fast Lane with Sara Jayne Podcast and Blog is for all women managing the hectic pace of life, and our mission is to share stories, ideas and life lessons that can help add a little humor, motivation and support to your busy schedule.
What if this is enough?
What if we woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror and liked what we saw? What if we weren't judging the latest hair cut that is too short? What if we didn't hate the gray hair coming through? What if we liked how we fit into our jeans and not judging how our clothes fit? What if we looked in the mirror and we were happy with who we really were?
What if we were happy with the house we lived in? What if we were satisfied with the car we drive? What if we weren't constantly thinking about the bathroom remodel that will make our home better? What if we weren't thinking about needing a vacation because we are just so stressed out? What if we woke up in the morning, liked what we saw, were thankful for our home, our vehicle and our job?
What if we finally gave ourselves credit for all that we have done and all that we continue to do? What if we stop judging ourselves and actual live in the moment and that moment is happiness? How many people live for...
"It will get better."
A few words to try and help people deal with their grief. Three words that are meant to console but three words that might not be received too well.
Grief to me is like a fingerprint. It is unique to each of us. None of us respond to grief in the same way because we all process things differently. The loss of a person is devastating. It is devastating to watch a loved one suffer. It is devastating to have a sudden loss of someone. One is not easier than the other. It might be a slight relief to not watch your loved one suffer any longer, but it does not make the pain any less.
For awhile I didn't know how to respond to grief. I remember telling someone at one point how I hadn't lost a close loved one. They said "Well, it might get rough for awhile because you could lose everyone at once." I was shocked at those words and never thought about losing one of my loved ones, nevertheless more than one at a time.
For a long time, I didn't know how to react to...
I am exhausted of everyone trying to normalize and judge everything. I'm not going to get deep into specific topics that I don't know much about so I'm going to go with an obvious topic that you have definitely heard people talking about.
I am tired of people trying to make being skinny normal. It's not. It is someone's body shape. Maybe they have that body shape because they really watch what they eat. Maybe they have tried to gain wait for years and are unable to and it bothers them that they are thin.
I am tired of people trying to make being not skinny normal. It's not. It's a body shape. I'm not talking about people being overweight because again, maybe some people have a hard time losing weight and they have a larger frame. I know people who eat very healthy and are judged for being overweight when in reality they are at the healthiest point thus far in their lives. Or, maybe there are people who eat extremely unhealthy and they are overweight, which, is their...