so, who am i?
hey everyone! i’m Kelsey, a millennial, LA girl who is passionate about living my best life in a way that’s healthy, fun, authentic, spiritual, & most importantly, BALANCED.
what do i mean by “balance”?
i believe that you can have it all without having to sacrifice one thing for another… you can care about your health & still enjoy a few cocktails on a night out… you can be into yoga & meditation while also enjoying the finer things in life. ultimately, i believe that you can stay true to who you are… that means all sides of you… & when you find that balance, you’re truly in sync with the universe & can manifest anything you want.
have i just always been like “this”?
nope. absolutely not. not even close. i haven’t always been this in sync with the universe… or even myself. my interest in health & wellness was born from a lifetime of anxiety & anxious behaviors. for as long as i can remember, i’ve been constantly worried. about anything & everything. my anxiety manifested itself in many different ways… from perfectionism & body image issues, to obsessive eating to poor sleeping habits/patterns to excessive worrying about things that were not happening & probably would never happen, ever… on to full blown panic attacks [the kind where you start crying for no “real” reason & struggle to catch your breath] & unhealthy coping mechanisms [nail biting, pacing, pulling out my eyelashes, picking at my skin, etc]… not pretty. at all.
so, how did i figure my sh*t out?
slowly but surely i started to recognize that the thoughts, feelings, & behaviors i was dealing with were not normal & just “part of life”. i realized i didn’t need to be vegan to be healthy. i didn’t need to obsess over the number on the scale to feel good about my body or spend hours in the gym trying to get “the perfect body”… & i certainly didn’t need to live my day-to-day life wondering about 100 different “what if’s”… but instead, i could find a way to eat that would nourish my body & still allow me to indulge [not just on “cheat days”], move [exercise] in a way that i enjoyed that i also saw results from, & ultimately surrender the idea of “control” to the universe & trust that everything happens for a reason. basically, i realized that i needed to let the fuck go of everything i had spent my entire life learning. and holy sh*t am i glad i did.
so, what’s bananas & bellinis?
bananas & bellinis is where it all comes together. it’s a little cheeky & a little woo-woo, & always real AF. you’ll find everything from anxiety hacks to yoga & meditation tips to natural, clean beauty advice & maybe even a travel post or clean cocktail recipe here & there. managing my anxiety is a very real, every day thing, & i’m so excited to have you along for the ride!
photo courtesy of Jessica Husted Photography