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