Let Your Victories Be YOUR Victories

Do you ever feel like someone is trying to “one-up” you? Someone is trying to steal that sunshine away from you? Someone is attempting to put you down while somehow lifting themselves up? We’ve all been there and we’ve all been surrounded by those people. Is this negative energy? Is this some form of toxicity we […]

When Does Body Positivity Shift Into Glorifying Obesity?

I was overweight my entire life. I was thrown on diets, saw doctors and nutritionists at the tender age of 9. It was like I was told that there was something inherently wrong with me and something needed to be fixed. That is a feeling that no child should need to face. My parents would […]

Wait! That’s my face!

We’re inundated with messages from the media trying to sell us the latest fitness trends. We constantly see: “Buy this and never diet again!” “Why workout when you can eat THIS!” “Dr. Oz says this is the miracle pill! See why!” Doesn’t it just get overwhelming? Whatever happened to just good ol’ diet and exercise? […]

Expanding Your Values

One thing that I’ve been working on a lot in therapy are values. No, no. I’m not talking about your ethics or anything like that. I’m talking about what makes you happy and authentic and genuine.  I feel like during my weight loss excursion, my values shifted. Instead of seeing working out and fitness as something of value, I […]

Water Challenge ’14

We’ve all been told to drink more water, right? We’ve been told that our pee should be clear, right? You know you should be drinking more, but you never do, right? Right. I decided to challenge myself this past week and force myself to drink the amount of water that my body is supposed to be getting. […]

Carry the World Around Your Waist: FlipBelt Review

Have you ever wanted to go for a run/hike/walk and carry everything with you? You know, totally impractical things like a BBQ, a whistle, a pudding cup, and maybe even a small child? Well, look no further! Time for you to invest in a FlipBelt! Ok, no, you can’t carry around all of those things, but […]

This Hurts to Write: Struggle Edition

I’ve decided that the best way to get through a difficult time is to write about it, to learn from it, and maybe try to educate people on it. This blog, although somewhat debilitaliting to write for, has opened a floodgate of emotions for me. Healing emotions, difficult emotions, amazing emotions. This weekend, for some […]


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