8 tips for how to naturally get rid of your menstrual pain and cramps

8 tips for how to naturally get rid of your menstrual pain and cramps

I spent many of my teenage years despising my menstrual cycle and for close to four years, I didn't have a menstrual cycle at all. Any time I did get my period I took it as a sign of failure rather than success. I would be disgusted with myself and with my body for stepping outside [...]

No longer deceived, but set free: A summary of my silence & solitude retreat

No longer deceived, but set free: A summary of my silence & solitude retreat

A year ago, God asked me to get rid of all my journal entries that mentioned body image, food, or worthiness. I asked him, “Father, how do I heal from my past of disordered eating?” I had reached a breaking point in my life. A lot of things had bubbled to the surface of the [...]

Learning To Be Still

Learning To Be Still

“One of the greatest dangers to the apprenticeship of Jesus is the exhaustion that comes from an over busy life.” Less than a week ago, I said goodbye to my Instagram account, @believingbeautiful, for an indefinite amount of time. It was something that had been tugging at my sleeve for longer than I’d like to [...]

Ditching the “do’s” & “dont’s” of diet culture

Ditching the “do’s” & “dont’s” of diet culture

“You shouldn’t go above xxx amount of sugar.” “That’s way too much saturated fat.” “You have to be careful because this stuff adds up fast.” “Pay attention to what you eat when you go to the movies, and what you drink when you go the movies. Popcorn is a great, healthy snack, as long as [...]

Almond milk tips & tricks, plus some other information for all you nutty people who care about the environment (aka me)

Almond milk tips & tricks, plus some other information for all you nutty people who care about the environment (aka me)

Almond milk—the queen of all nut milks. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked for some tips on how to start incorporating almond milk into their diet, and I had to step back and remember that the whole world doesn’t consume or survive off almond milk  nearly as much as I do. I’ve [...]