Self care can be a glamorized topic for our generation. Scroll on instagram and you can see champagne, bubble baths, and rose petals, but I'm guessing the majority of us don't necessarily have the time or the money to make our self care that lavish. (If you do, more power to ya.) Self care is … Continue reading Self care (is actually self compassion)
I've said it on my blog before that I don't think sharing our eating disorders story is helpful, so that's why I've vowed to never share mine. I think for many, hearing how sick other people were awakens the beast, which immediately starts telling us that we aren't and never were 'sick enough.' Now, if you've … Continue reading Re(dis)covery
For those of you who follow my instagram, you know I'm currently reading I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) by Brené Brown. If you have't heard of her or any of her books, PLEASE, and I mean *PLEASE* check her out. She is a goddess. She is a hero. She is unbelievably … Continue reading Connection vs. disconnection
New Year's resolutions are a funny thing. Some people decide that they want to build better relationships, some decide they want to reach their career goals. Some people decide that they are going to finally *lose that weight* or really start *being active.* I hate the way these people fall prey to diet culture and … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions and AGING in America
Picking an outfit for an important event can sometimes be stressful and can lead to an increase in body focus. For a lot of folks, the holidays can bring on this level of stress. I think this is really normal. At this point in my life, it's equally important to me that an outfit be cute and … Continue reading The most *stressful* time of the year?
One of the weirdest things about our culture is the way we obsess over photos. It seems like people are more concerned about how they look in photos than how they look in real life, and our world is filled with instagram accounts that capture the *perfect* selfie and the *perfect* meal. Have you ever … Continue reading Your body in photos
Thanksgiving can be the hardest day of the year for someone in recovery. And I'm not talking about the food. What I hate most about Thanksgiving is the fact that people feel the need to make incessant diet culture comments. The food is actually my favorite part. Hearing our friends and family members make negative comments … Continue reading How to survive Thanksgiving (with annoying family members)