“I Recovered For My Son” With Steffanie McKay

“I Recovered For My Son” With Steffanie McKay

Many people call themselves mental health advocates, but what exactly does that mean? With the hundreds of mental health conditions, it can be hard to know which one an individual is choosing to advocate for, and why. Steffanie McKay, however, has made it clear—through her journey and several points of action—what she's passionate about and [...]

Embracing Vulnerability and Living a Fulfilling Life with Emily Gass

Embracing Vulnerability and Living a Fulfilling Life with Emily Gass

Hi friends! How are you? It's been awhile. I can't believe it's already June! Life has been hectic between moving, starting my job as an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, trying to get into graduate school, and most of all, taking care of myself. Blogging hasn't exactly fit in with unpacked boxes, mental overload from so [...]

Approaching the Woods of My Heart and Mind to Find My “Good Enough”

Approaching the Woods of My Heart and Mind to Find My “Good Enough”

Well hello there! I'm switching things up this month. Instead of doing an interview and featuring an eating disorder warrior, I've decided to tell part of my story. If you didn't already know, the entire month of May is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness. This year's theme is you are not alone which is fitting [...]

Finding Balance, Turning Away From Distractions, and Saying “Yes” to Healing With Emily Formea

Finding Balance, Turning Away From Distractions, and Saying “Yes” to Healing With Emily Formea

Eeeek! I have so many beautiful things to share with you guys today. One of them being, my lovely friend Emily Formea. Emily is a 24 year old who grew up in Alton, IL and now lives in Boston, MA. She is an Author, Podcaster, Content Creator, YouTuber, and Coach who specializes in eating disorders [...]

Climbing the Mountains of Mental Health and Discovering Your True Identity With Katie Koniakowsky

Climbing the Mountains of Mental Health and Discovering Your True Identity With Katie Koniakowsky

Oh man, you guys are in for a treat today. I've been looking forward to this blog post for awhile and the reason why is, I had the chance to interview my beautiful friend Katie Koniakowsky last week and just know you will find wisdom and inspiration in her words. Katie and I met on [...]

The Self-Love Journey of Tanya Griffiths: Chasing Dreams and Letting Go of Comparison in Work and Life

The Self-Love Journey of Tanya Griffiths: Chasing Dreams and Letting Go of Comparison in Work and Life

I’ve always said, The best way we can learn is through the stories of other people. While recovering from my fight with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Exercise Addiction, it was the stories of other survivors that gave me the courage to be vulnerable and move on from a disorder doing nothing more than keeping me trapped [...]

What I Wish I Knew Then: 15 Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

What I Wish I Knew Then: 15 Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

I did a big thing this year and published my very first book. I acted on a seed planted in 2017 and I didn’t stop until the work was finished. I did it. And now, being on the other side of the hard work, love, and dedication I poured into such a project, I’ve been reflecting [...]

Healing from PTSD with Yoga: A Research Based Approach

Healing from PTSD with Yoga: A Research Based Approach

When most people think of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they picture a veteran suffering the consequences of all they’ve seen at war. But this isn’t always the case.  In fact, the American Psychiatric Association found that PTSD affects 3.5 percent of U.S. adults every year, from all nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures, and at all ages. Though that [...]

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 [...]