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…

Part 2: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and How “I know br​eakthrough is coming”…

This is one of my favorite song lyrics of all time. It’s from the song “Won’t Stop Now”, by my favorite Worship Band, Elevation Worship. The whole chorus goes: I know breakthrough is comingBy faith I see a miracleMy God made me a promiseAnd it won’t stop now… In 2018, I got my breakthrough, and it was absolutely glorious and divine. For years, I struggled … Continue reading Part 2: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and How “I know br​eakthrough is coming”…

Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

In so many ways, it is liberating to write this post. I’ve been wanting to write it for about a year, but every time I would start, things would get bad again, and I would start to feel like a fraud. But, I told a close friend this morning that it’s time. I’m finally here. I’m finally at a place where I can authentically and transparently tell this part of my story. It’s freeing, and also a little scary. It’s scary to expose a previous truth that I lived for so many years, but it’s something I feel ready to do. I have this need to be honest with you. I also have this need to be real and transparent and bare it all here in my little corner of the internet. It’s both liberating and terrifying, but mainly, it’s freeing. Continue reading Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

First things first. Anxiety Sucks.  I’ve been studying anxiety disorders, other related disorders and mental health topics for close to 10 years now, so imagine my surprise (and relief) when my family doctor suggested that I get tested for anxiety. I say surprise because “I should have known”… As someone who has written hundreds of pages in research papers related to topics in the mental health … Continue reading The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

“Just you” is already enough…

We are living in a time where what you see is not what you get. Everyone is starting to look the same thanks to filters and facetune. We all have perfectly smooth, unblemished skin, with bright white eyes and teeth. Our noses are all a little smaller, and the contour on our cheeks is amplified with our secret apps. Even our waistlines are shrinking right … Continue reading “Just you” is already enough…