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 [...]

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 [...]

Reclaiming my relationship with exercise & breaking free from body shame

Reclaiming my relationship with exercise & breaking free from body shame

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 [...]