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 [...]

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 [...]