OPENING UP

Reaching out has been a problem for me for as long as I remember. Heck, it even took my best friend YEARS to crack me open. She literally had to encourage me and convince me it's okay to be vulnerable with her. When I eventually came around and did open up about my emotions, it was … Continue reading OPENING UP

NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK

Today is Day 3 of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. For me, this week is all about speaking truth, living in freedom, breaking the silence and reflecting on my past. Today we're diving into: How food, weight bias and stigma are discussed in our culture Ways to become aware of our own preconceived judgments … Continue reading NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK

SUGAR & FLOUR FREE LIFE: SOCIAL OCCASIONS

If you're social life is anything like mine, getting together with family and friends usually resolves around food. Whether you've just started eating Sugar & Flour Free, or implemented any change to feel better from the inside-out, you know these situations can be tempting and tricky to navigate. Food is an easy choice for socializing; … Continue reading SUGAR & FLOUR FREE LIFE: SOCIAL OCCASIONS

Did I Succeed? Weekend Recap & PSA to Quiet the Diet Talk

Happy Tuesday friends! If you read my post from Friday, Planning For Success, you knew I had a pretty jammed packed weekend consisting of a lot of tricky obstacles. Overall, I would call it a success! I went in confident, alert, & prepared for unexpected moments to happen. Friday night was the law school graduation … Continue reading Did I Succeed? Weekend Recap & PSA to Quiet the Diet Talk

Holiday Stress Relief & Returning to the Present Moment

Thanksgiving and Holiday Season kickoff is officially upon us! For me, holiday excitement goes hand-in-hand with stress. Hosting, planning, budgeting, staying accountable, accommodating people, family drama, traveling, expectations, and the list goes on. Did you know too much stress can cause our bodies physical harm? When our bodies experiences stress, a surge of hormones is … Continue reading Holiday Stress Relief & Returning to the Present Moment

Self-Protection, Balancing Independence & Letting him be the Man

I had a realization this past weekend. I build a wall as a means of self-protection. I tend to lead from a place of defense, independence, and determination. I'm prepared to protect myself at all times and I hold a very high standard/expectation that I can do everything for myself. While I admire this quality … Continue reading Self-Protection, Balancing Independence & Letting him be the Man