3 Things I Learned Moving to a New City

3 Things I Learned Moving to a New City

Holy cow -- it's been a minute since I've written a post! Life lately has been pretty wild -- and I just hit about 4 months in NYC -- so figured I was due for an update post on what's been going on. But instead of just rattling through updates in my life, I thought [...]

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 [...]

What Is Body Neutrality, & Should We All Be Practicing It?

What Is Body Neutrality, & Should We All Be Practicing It?

If you follow and read my blog, you know I'm always talking about being body positive. But recently, I've dug into a new, similar concept called 'body neutrality.' But what is body neutrality, and should we be practicing it? I did some research, and the short answer is... absolutely. Essentially, body neutrality aims to encourage [...]

Nike’s Plus Size Mannequin Makes a Bold Statement, But Why Is It Bold?

Nike’s Plus Size Mannequin Makes a Bold Statement, But Why Is It Bold?

If you haven't seen it flooded in your social media feeds, this week news broke of Nike adding "plus size" mannequins to its flagship London store display.  Mostly, I've seen positive reactions on social media, with people commending them for putting these (very common) body types on display. I'm happy about it too. But I'm also [...]

How Self Care Extends Into Loving Our Bodies; Plus My Favorite Ways To Practice It

How Self Care Extends Into Loving Our Bodies; Plus My Favorite Ways To Practice It

Self care is a loaded term and means different things to different people. I'm going to be honest, I used to kind of abuse the term self care, and use it as an excuse to "treat myself." I've found there's a healthier way to treat myself, in addition to my self care's strong connection to loving [...]