An Encouragement for When Things Are Hard

Sometimes in life, the right thing doesn’t always feel like the natural thing to do. On days with overwhelming to-do lists, conflicts, frustrations, or disappointments, it can be easy to choose an attitude of defeat. Feeling defeated is essentially feeding into the idea that because something is hard, it’s not worth doing. It’s giving up, … More An Encouragement for When Things Are Hard

Embrace Your Belly

I spent the majority of my life sucking it in. Not my breath, but my belly. I used to be extremely self conscious about the appearance of my stomach through my shirt, especially when sitting down. If I was wearing jeans and folds of skin would spill over my waistband, I would be mortified, thinking that … More Embrace Your Belly

Some Thoughts On Cravings

A quick google search for the word “cravings” yields almost 250Β million results. Scrolling through the feed, the overwhelming majority of links lead to website offering tips and tricks for avoiding, overcoming, and distracting oneself from cravings. I used to search phrases like “how to kill cravings” all the time. I was afraid of hunger, fearing … More Some Thoughts On Cravings

Weight Loss Didn’t Actually Give Me What I Wanted

I used to be obsessed with my body, in a constant pursuit of making it smaller. A huge motivating factor for my eating disorder behaviors was trying to look thinner. Yet, even as I lost weight and followed the extremely strict food and eating rules, I felt increasinglyΒ worse. The eating disorder paradox is that the … More Weight Loss Didn’t Actually Give Me What I Wanted