*Trigger warning: contains content concerning body image, dieting and specific numbers regarding pants size and pounds* To the personal trainer who told me I need to lose ten pounds, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you probably didn’t realize how triggering a statement like that could be. But I grew up as a ballerina. My teen years were full of weighing and … Continue reading To the Personal Trainer who told Me I Need to Lose Ten Pounds
In the last few weeks at church I’ve been listening to stories about advent. Hearing over and over that anticipation is good. That waiting is good. That patiently finding hope in what is to come is good. And to be honest that really resonated with me in where I’ve been at in my life lately. December hasn’t just felt like advent. This whole fall has felt … Continue reading Christmas Blog
If one area is feeling off, it can shake your whole life up quite a bit. Don’t underestimate how taking care of little issues in your life can make a big positive impact in many areas.
Finally, don’t shy away from trusting yourself to know what is right for you. I’ve learned a lot in the past year, but maybe nothing more empowering than learning to trust my own choices and feelings. Continue reading A Heart Of Glass Turns One
Language Language can be a funny thing. We express ourselves but sometimes it doesn’t come across the way we want. I studied communication and I think the power of it is so intriguing and beautiful. I could talk your ear off about semiotics if you want – but the real point is we need to be careful about our use of language. When we aren’t … Continue reading Good, Bad, Bad enough, and Better
“Boring self-care” is the kind that doesn’t look glamorous, it doesn’t translate well to Instagram, but it’s the little things you do that keep your life balanced. Now this isn’t always fun to do, and it isn’t the self-care we’ve seen branded or commodified, but things like going to bed on time, eating well, being intentional about time alone and with people are all important. Continue reading Boring Self-Care
The biggest thing I can encourage you to do is not to feel guilty for treating yourself over the holidays and reacting by feeling the need to work it all off at the gym next week. It’s important to remember that we don’t have to feel bad about indulging over the holidays, we should be grateful that we get to. Yes maybe we went a little overboard on the amount cinnamon coffee cake and hot chocolate but that’s a blessing to be able to enjoy that. Continue reading Post Christmas Pudge
Depending on how your body processes coffee, it might not appear to have an impact on your stress levels, and it doesn’t always impact people in the same way. However, it is always important to be mindful of how much you are consuming and connecting the dots between how we are feeling and how the things we eat and drink might cause those physiological reactions. Continue reading Moderation is Cool