10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

I struggled with body dysmorphia for most of my teenage years and sometimes, I still struggle. Staring at myself so long, I start to perceive the most minor, unnoticeable, and often nonexistent flaws in myself. I'll never forget standing in front of the mirror and trying on formal dresses my senior year of high school, [...]

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

I'm reading a book called The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer right now and have been absolutely fascinated by the information I've learned so far. Mostly I've learned just how important our gut microbiome are. For instance, did you know that when we properly take care of our gut microbes, that's the trillions of bacteria, fungi, [...]

Meals with Chris

Meals with Chris

So cool when one of your friends gets appreciated and noticed by another blogger. This is a great read of how just one person was able to take his dream and impact so many others by choosing to act and not let fear get in the way.

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Instagram is so wonderful because it connects you with such amazing people who you might not have met without it! Chris is one of those people. So inspiring, and always positive and supportive. Such a good friend to have in your court and life I think. So I wanted to have him share a bit about himself because he does a lot of cool things!

Q: Hey so could you give a little brief introduction of yourself? Some cool things about you!

A: I started working in the kitchen when I was 14 years old and fell in love with food, cooking and serving others. I did my undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism, and was one of the starting running backs for the Blue Devil’s. After college I took a job with a leading multi unit restaurant…

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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 [...]