Bloom Where You Are Planted, a mental health approach to help you make the best of 2020

A few days ago, I asked my Instagram friends and followers if they would ever try a “Counseling App“ or a “Mental Health App“ if it were available to them, and 95% of the people who responded said “Yes”! I was so happy to see the results from the mini-survey because I think a year ago, that number would have been a lot lower. Thanks … Continue reading Bloom Where You Are Planted, a mental health approach to help you make the best of 2020

When You’re Too Overwhelmed to Know Why You’re Even Stressed

It’s one of those days. I’ve been sitting at my desk for over an hour, and I’m already feeling the urge to run out the door. I’m not usually a “punch the clock” type, but these days, it feels like my life has fallen into a lightening-speed pace, and I can’t keep up. So, you’ve found yourself in an overwhelming cycle of stress, anxiety, a … Continue reading When You’re Too Overwhelmed to Know Why You’re Even Stressed

The One Word That Changed the Entire Trajectory of My Life

When I was in middle school, people told me I was dumb… …and I’ve been trying to prove them wrong ever since. It sucked hearing that over and over again.  Middle school is already hard. You’re learning how to pick out your clothes and wear make up for the first time, and doing both very poorly 😂 But then people start throwing out their opinions … Continue reading The One Word That Changed the Entire Trajectory of My Life

Your value has zero to do with numbers.

I played that game for a long time. Numbers on the scale. Numbers on the measuring tape. Numbers on my clothes. Numbers in my food. The calories. The carbs. The sugars. Counting all day long… And yet none of those numbers told the story of who I am, what my character is like, how dedicated I am, or even how healthy I am.   My … Continue reading Your value has zero to do with numbers.

15 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders & More on How a Formal Diagnosis Isn’t Required to Have Issues Related to Food

Last week was eating disorder awareness week, and it kind of pushed me to go for it with this post. I want to clear up some of the misconceptions about disordered eating. This blog post isn’t just for the girls who have issues with food. It’s for the parents who don’t realize their kids are hiding food under their napkins at dinner. It’s for the teachers who don’t see their students constantly tugging at their clothes. It’s for the friends who don’t know what’s going on, but they know somethings up. Continue reading 15 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders & More on How a Formal Diagnosis Isn’t Required to Have Issues Related to Food

When mornings bring up all of the awkward things I’ve ever done in my entire life

It’s 8:30 am, and I’m surprisingly not running behind this morning. I’ve already worked out, showered, had my coffee, and I’m entering into mirror time. This stage of the get ready process usually goes 1 of 2 ways. I’m either running so late that my mind lets me off the hook and allows my 15th alarm to raise my anxiety levels… Or things are going … Continue reading When mornings bring up all of the awkward things I’ve ever done in my entire life

Part 2 of 2: Choosing to Be Fabu(less) This Year

Last week, I wrote about what it means to be fabu(less). If you didn’t see that post yet, I really encourage you to read it first. It lays the foundation for this post. It’s kind of the meat of this short series and gives you the WHY, whereas, this is the practical application part that gives you the HOW. To read Part 1, click here! … Continue reading Part 2 of 2: Choosing to Be Fabu(less) This Year

Part 1 of 2: Choosing to Be Fabu(less) This Year

My mother has always said “less is more”…. and y’all, I have always kinda struggled with that. Like I agree with the concept, but I also am like all or nothing, usually all. So there’s a conflict trying to have less when I think I need all the things.  At the beginning of this year, I set out to be Fabuless…. and no I didn’t … Continue reading Part 1 of 2: Choosing to Be Fabu(less) This Year

Why letting go is different from letting yourself go…

You know the saying let go and let God. How many times have ever associated that with your weight or your shape or your overall health and body image??? Never, right?? God doesn’t care about our fitness regimens or how many times a week we work out. He doesn’t care that you think of a workout as a punishment because you ate all the snacks … Continue reading Why letting go is different from letting yourself go…