The Workout (and Positive Mindset) that Changed my Life

“I’m not a runner.” This was a phrase I frequently used before, as I opted for elliptical workouts, yoga, spinning, or basically any workout where I could avoid heavy cardio. I’ve always been an athlete, playing competitive volleyball through high school, but I just never loved (or was good at) running. But about eight months ago, my entire mentality changed. You might see me preaching about … Continue reading The Workout (and Positive Mindset) that Changed my Life

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Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love – and why it’s So Important

Ah, self-love. Something that the hustle and bustle of our lives – a busy schedule, crazy work week, or stressful situations in our personal lives – can quickly try to ignore or diminish. Well I’m here as your little reminder to take a moment, reflect on how your week (or life) is going, and give yourself some much needed – and deserved – love. I’ll … Continue reading Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love – and why it’s So Important

How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

Before you read my story, here’s a quick disclaimer: My body image is something that will live with me forever. It’s not something that goes away with the loss of a few pounds, a guy being attracted to me, or finally feeling like I’m at a healthier weight. That’s part of why I wanted to share my story – because while people have not been … Continue reading How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

How to Bring More Positive Self-Talk into your Life in 2018

Think to yourself about the last time you said or thought something negative about yourself. While I’m hoping you can’t think of a recent example, you very well might have done this today, when you looked in the mirror and said, “Ew, my hair looks terrible today.” We’re all guilty of being overcritical at times, and that has a lot to do with our society’s … Continue reading How to Bring More Positive Self-Talk into your Life in 2018

Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape

…. And I love it. In case you missed it, Shape Magazine recently launched a campaign called #LoveMyShape, encouraging women to share pictures to their social media accounts saying why they love their shape. HECK YES. I decided to partake in it, because of course. Because we’re all allowed to (and should) be confident. We’re allowed to feel sexy. For so long, I held myself … Continue reading Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape