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I'm Taylor, a gluten-free guy with Celiac Disease, POTS, and a rare type of Adrenal Disorder. I overcame a lot during my teenage years and I'm on a journey to get the best out of my health (mentally and physically). Whether you're here for chronic illnesses or mental health; my goal is to share my story to help anyone feel happy & healthy in life. Read more...

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May 14, 2020

I’ve been working on myself a bunch during this pandemic by diving deep into my insecurities. It’s been uncomfortable and there’s definitely some things I don’t super love about my body. However, learning to love even just one thing that I didn’t love before has been incredible for my happiness. I smile more, I laugh more, and I feel SO much happier now that I don’t care what people think. Learning to love my smile all sta...

April 16, 2020

I’ve been afraid to share this because of everything going on, but I’ve been really happy lately. I’m not happy with the world. I’m not happy I can’t see my family. I’m not happy so many people are sick. But I am happy with myself. Rather than LIVING in these negative emotions/thoughts, I’m choosing to EXPERIENCE them. That’s the difference. Sure the world can have an impact on my happiness, but I’m choosing to refocu...

March 19, 2020

Since 15 years old I’ve been home-schooled and I’ve worked from home. I get how isolating it can be...so please try some of these things to help. Each of these have added happiness to my life for years, even when much of my life was indoors! ⠀ ⠀ While we may be social distancing to be mindful of our physical health, it’s important to make sure our mental health is a priority too. ❤️

February 18, 2020

Jealousy and self conscience thoughts have been a struggle of mine lately and I've been making a lot of effort to overcome them. It hasn't been easy at all, but I've been doing such a great job of realizing that working on these things allows me to feel so much more happiness in life. That's important. I owe it to myself to not let these emotions overpower me, and you do too. ❤️

February 4, 2020

These are just some of the things that have stuck with me. These are just some of the relationships that I’m quoting from. While I know I played part in these relationships, that doesn’t make these words any less difficult to deal with. If I was in a relationship, that means I got to love them, know them, and be with them at their most vulnerable state...if that’s the case, then why would I ever want to hurt them? Why would th...

December 10, 2019

I'll admit that I've struggled with this lately. Especially thinking that a life completely free of anxiety or depression is realistic. However, I'm still learning that if I constantly think that reaching these goals will bring me happiness, then I'll never be happy at all. Yes, goals are important, but what's also important is being realistic and being grateful for what we have now. No life is 100% free of...

December 5, 2019

It’s crazy to me that my insecurities are starting to fade away. What’s my secret? Well…there isn’t one. I’m no different than you when it comes to those self-conscious thoughts. I’ve looked in the mirror many times before and picked out the many things I dislike about my body. "I'm too skinny." "I still have cellulite." "I wish my teeth were straighter." Once I truly realized that nearly ev...

November 27, 2019

Am I the only one who hates phones but knows I couldn’t live without it? Lol seriously I find myself getting lost in my phone more than I do life sometimes. I really try to shy away from having it out when grabbing food with someone or being around family, and admittedly, I do a pretty good job now. However, when my social anxiety turns on, my phone still comes out and I know that's something I need to improve on. In gener...

November 20, 2019

Being the first to say “I love you” terrified me. Some, I’ve said it to friends…some, I’ve said it to romantically…and some, I’ve said it to with a mix of both. “What if they don’t say it back?” “What if they think I'm weird?” “What if they reject me?” Those were all thoughts I’ve had and I’m sure you’ve had them too. After years of working on myself, I’ve realized this...If I’ve gotten to the point where I feel a need t...

November 6, 2019

I wish I could relate to the top one more. I was so used to putting in countless time, effort, and care into any relationship I entered. It didn't matter how much that person gave back. If I'm in a relationship, I'm giving it my all and that's just me. Little did I know that each unhealthy relationship I entered only set me up for more unhealthy relationships in the future. I'd think "why can't...

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