6 Months In A New City: The Good, The Bad, The Isolating, & How I’m Working To Love Myself More

6 Months In A New City: The Good, The Bad, The Isolating, & How I’m Working To Love Myself More

It's insane to think I've now been living in New York for 6 months. Absolutely insane. In 6 months, I have seen both the greatest, and most difficult days to date. I've had days where I feel like I completely belong here and I'm on top of the world. I've had days where I didn't [...]

Comparison: How We Can Work Together To Do Less Of It

Comparison: How We Can Work Together To Do Less Of It

I'm going to kick off this post with some food for thought, a quote by Theodore Roosevelt... "Comparison is the thief of joy." When's the last time you compared yourself to someone? It very well might have been recently, and that's okay if it is. I'm writing this post because I think comparison can get the [...]

How I’m Choosing To Love Myself More Amidst My Holiday Slump (Including A Week Off Social Media)

How I’m Choosing To Love Myself More Amidst My Holiday Slump (Including A Week Off Social Media)

Oh, the holiday slump. It comes around for me every holiday season -- and I never quite understand why. I'm surrounded by family and friends, I have so much to be thankful for, but why do I feel kind of down in the dumps? While I was home for Thanksgiving back in Chicago, it was [...]

Keeping My Mind Right Through Weight Loss/Gain, Dating, And Everything In Between

Keeping My Mind Right Through Weight Loss/Gain, Dating, And Everything In Between

It's always driven me nuts that the first thing most people judge you on in this world is your looks and appearance. "You look like you've lost weight!" Or rather, *stark silence after an up down full body stare is done on your body by a relative and you're already feeling a little bloated.* It's [...]