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 … Continue reading The One Word That Changed the Entire Trajectory of My Life

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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 … 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.

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