health, hustle, & heart: the ongoing balance of fitness and freelance

My name is Michelle. As a freelance web designer & developer, frequent traveller, and conference speaker, I’ve noticed how much invisible pressure there is in our industry to live an unhealthy lifestyle:

Nutrient-poor food as the default choice for travel, conferences, and places of employment. Professional networking events centered around overindulgence. Glamorizing overwork, the culture of “busy-ness,” and a perpetual lack of sleep. Long, sedentary days hunched over a desk, or slouched in a conference chair, or stuck in a vehicle. And the unspoken social rules that dictate we all buy into this “work hard, party harder” lifestyle.

Well, I don’t buy it. I believe it’s possible to be successful at a freelance career AND take care of your mind and body. This blog is a story of that constant journey: a little creativity, a dash of rebelliousness, and a ton of not taking myself too seriously.

latest posts

Discipline vs. Compassion

Discipline and Compassion seem like polar opposites, in constant conflict over the way we feel, think, and act. But is that really the case, and how can we use them in our wellness journey?

Video: Working out wherever you go

Just because you’re in a different location doesn’t mean you can’t exercise! I share some tips to help you prioritize physical activity and make the most of any space you find yourself in.