If you’d have asked me 10 years ago what I thought it meant to “take care of myself,” I would’ve said something along the lines of clean eating, exercising every day, maintaining a certain body weight, and keeping an appealing outward appearance…i.e. wearing makeup and nice clothes. If you’d have asked me what I thought self-care meant, I’d … More Self-Care Is Imperfect
Mine used to. But now it’s the other way around…my workouts happen when they easily and comfortably fit into my schedule without too much fuss. I don’t blame high school sports for my dysfunctional relationship with exercise, but they certainly helped lay the foundation for those struggles. Starting the summer before my freshman year, cross … More Does Your Schedule Revolve Around Your Workouts?
Before I dive into the details of this post, I want to make very clear that this post is not meant to judge or shame anyone for their contraceptive choice. This is a very personal topic, and my goal is simply to present some of the less-talked-about health risks created by hormonal birth control. I … More The Problem With Birth Control Pills
“I’ll be happy when I’m thin.” Have you ever felt that way? I know I have. I used to feel like my whole life was on hold because I didn’t look the way I wished I looked. All around me, I saw thin and beautiful women, and it seemed like they were living their lives … More Learning to Be Content in Your Body
Cramps. Bloating. Moodiness. Water weight. Sleep disturbances. Constipation. Breast tenderness. Hot flashes. Is it menopause, or is it PMS? For this post, I’m talking about PMS…and if you know, you know. Most of the time when we think of PMS—also known as premenstrual syndrome—we think of it as a bad thing, a disease, or something … More A Different Approach to PMS