“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

How Do I Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Exercise During the Holidays?

How Do I Maintain a Healthy Relationship with Exercise During the Holidays?

It's easy to make the holidays about things they weren't ever meant to be about. Thanksgiving becomes all about Black Friday shopping and Christmas becomes a whole lot of stress over gift-giving—two holidays that were never supposed to be about materialism, consumerism, or worry. During this time of year, I think it's tempting to make [...]

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Saying Goodbye to Labels and Befriending Your Body

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Saying Goodbye to Labels and Befriending Your Body

There are a few standout things that make me cringe, and the phrase "clean eating" is certainly one of them. Any time I hear these words, my limbic system gets triggered and it takes biting my tongue and a few deep breaths to avoid going off on a tangent to whoever is talking. In this [...]