Fear will rob you of joy if you let it—here's the secret to overcome it.
I used to think eating just one cookie would equate to 5 pounds on my body. I used to punish myself for getting seconds of my mom's famous scalloped potatoes and ham. I used to wonder how others were able to enjoy pizza, when all I could think about was how I'd burn off the [...]
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, [...]
If you're reading this because you're in the midst of recovering from an eating disorder, well done. I know the road is tough, but I promise it gets easier. If you're reading this and haven't yet committed to recovery, well done. I was there once too and can look back now and say it's the [...]
“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 [...]
As I packed my bags for a six-month trek to Australia, I began planning how many pairs of workout pants and gym tops I would need. Should I bring my weight lifting shoes and running shoes? Will there be a school gym I can use? Will it be too humid to run outside? I had [...]
I learned an important lesson last week and it is this: Do not wear clothes that you know might be too small on you. Don’t do it. Don’t even think about it. Why? Think about the last time you wore clothes that were too small for you. How did that make you feel? What did [...]