Moving From a Place of Body Positivity to Body Acceptance

Moving From a Place of Body Positivity to Body Acceptance

It’s 1960. A crowd of people—500 to be exact—gather to protest in New York’s Central Park, holding banners that read “Fat Power” and “Buddha Was Fat.” They're burning diet books and photos of supermodels, challenging antifat ideas, and demanding a change to overcome the discrimination those living in larger bodies face daily. This is the fat [...]

Break Free From Diet Culture Using the Satisfaction Factor

Break Free From Diet Culture Using the Satisfaction Factor

Have you ever been full and still been hungry? If so, you could be missing an important piece to eating: the satisfaction factor, or the pleasure of eating. The truth is, we can eat anything and feel full, says Health Coach Lauren Hansen. However, fullness is only the physical sensation of satiety. Satisfaction, on the other hand, is the mental sensation of [...]

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What it is and How to Overcome It

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What it is and How to Overcome It

We all, at times, have been guilty of staring at ourselves for too long in the mirror. Picking at what “could be” and “should be,” wishing for something different than what we’ve been given, and treating our flaws as the most important thing about us.  There is a distinct difference, however, between the phenomenon of [...]

The most raw and vulnerable thing I’ve ever done: my upcoming book and why I wrote it

The most raw and vulnerable thing I’ve ever done: my upcoming book and why I wrote it

HELLO! Wow, it has been a long time. I apologize for being a little MIA on here...but I promise it's for good reason. You see, I sort of did this big thing by SIGNING WITH A PUBLISHER TO GET MY FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED! Typing those words never fails to bring a smile to my face. [...]

The message I’d go back and give myself, and the message I want others to hear now

The message I’d go back and give myself, and the message I want others to hear now

The other night I was doing normal quarantine things like going through old boxes of school work because everyone saves past assignments and handouts, right?! I'm joking. I know this is not a normal phenomenon, which is why I decided I should probably sort through the weird attachment I have with past reading assignments, statistic [...]

Unbeetable superfood smoothie bowl

Unbeetable superfood smoothie bowl

There's something so enchanting about cutting into a beet and seeing the varied shades of color and detail. I personally love red beetroot. Not just for its stunning look, but for its outstanding health benefits too. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through one of my [...]

Eating Disorder Recovery, Anxiety, and Hormonal Health with Madeline Miles

Eating Disorder Recovery, Anxiety, and Hormonal Health with Madeline Miles

I’ve always believed the best way we can learn is through the stories of others. After committing to eating disorder recovery, the number one thing to kickstart my journey was hearing how women near and far from me had learned to see themselves in a new way and break free from their disordered behaviors. This [...]

Staying healthy (both physically and mentally) during the COVID-19 outbreak

Staying healthy (both physically and mentally) during the COVID-19 outbreak

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through one of my links, I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you. It's easy to get caught inside your own, small bubble. One day you're watching COVID-19 invade the lives of people in China, and the [...]

The Books I Read in 2019, A New Year, Slowing Down, and Making Time for The Things That Light You Up

The Books I Read in 2019, A New Year, Slowing Down, and Making Time for The Things That Light You Up

In 2018, one of the things I set out to do in the new year was to read more. I find activities like reading and coloring a way for me to calm down, detach from the world, and still feel "productive" while resting. Yet, the activity of reading often gets pushed aside when I'm busy, tired, [...]