I’ve been thinking about the significance our words can have in our relationships. Especially words of encouragement. I think “speaking truth” looks like sharing truth the someone is loved, and valuable and guides you toward being your best self. Speaking truth into someone’s life is not the same as giving advice. It’s not telling someone what they should do or who they should be or … Continue reading Speaking Truth
*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
Last fall I sent one of my friends a text. It was about something a guy had done to get my attention and I had thought it was cute. But it was also a bit of a lamentation that the smallest amount of effort seemed worth celebrating. I realized the bar was set too low. And I don’t just mean in my dating life, but … Continue reading Raise the Damn Bar
The credit for this blog belongs to my friend Montana Wood, because she mailed me a copy of one of her favourite books and it’s the inspiration of what I’m going to be writing about today. The book is Carlos Whittaker’s Kill The Spider. In the self-care series I think there are two ends of spiritual self-care. I think spirituality can be a calming force … Continue reading The Lies We Listen To
Welcome back to week two of the September Self-Care Series! Self-care is often talked about hand-in-hand with the concept of treating yourself. This week I’m talking a little about why it’s problematic to commodify self-care the way that we do. Self-care is a practice meant to build up resilience in yourself. When it goes from being the rituals you to do practice self-love and keep … Continue reading Love Don’t Cost a Thing & Your Self-Care Shouldn’t Either
For the month of September I’m kicking off a series of blogs on different aspects of self-care. This week’s post is dedicated to my good pal Lori. Lori is a great friend, wise beyond her years, I often forget I’m the older of the two of us. We bonded a lot in out time living together in Florida, and maybe even more since. When we … Continue reading Inspired by Lori
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