Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash Are you someone who struggles to cut through all the noise in your mind to find what you really need from your inner voice and intuition? It's not uncommon, especially for people with a history of trauma who have become hypervigilant to others' emotional cues. In trauma, we learned … Continue reading How to Hear Your Inner Voice
You are doing the best you can. Other people's problematic beliefs about what it means to try hard and be healthy have no bearing on what you are doing for yourself. You do not have to do yoga, eat kale, go gluten free, or get acupuncture in order to be worthy of rest, nourishment, and the accommodations you need to get through your day. Your weight is not an indicator of your health — and also, your health is not an indicator of your VALUE AS A PERSON.
Did I seek out the most White Vegan Mason Jar photo I could find? Yes. Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash (no offense intended, Ella, I am making fun of me, not you). I'm a fairly eco-friendly person. I have a cupboard full of Pyrex that I use for food storage. I buy cleaning supplies … Continue reading My 2021 Resolution: Cut Plastic Waste by 50%
Photo by Allan Bueno on Unsplash I haven't felt like myself lately. I used to always be there for everyone around me with a pep talk for every situation. I listened to people's problems, authentically gave them an ear, and told them that it was okay to not be okay -- but that they were … Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself
Photo by Hybrid on Unsplash I went to sleep on election night 2016 confident that I would wake up to our country's first female president, and I awoke the next morning and felt ice in my stomach. Many of my friends said that they cried during election night and the morning after. I didn't cry, … Continue reading Celebrate Biden’s Win, But We Still Have Work to Do
Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.
Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash By the end of this blog, I want you to share it with at least one eligible student who you thought of while reading! Teen environmentalists have been making waves in recent years. Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old Swedish environmentalist, address the UN Climate Change Conference in 2018 and inspired … Continue reading Young Environmentalists Are the Key to Addressing Climate Change
In the time of COVID, lots more people are shopping online for their needs rather than going to a store, and even if you do shop in person, there are limits to the availability of fitting rooms and returns might be impossible. If you're staying inside but still find yourself in need of new clothes, … Continue reading The Dos & Don’ts of Online Clothing Shopping: How to Avoid Returns & Scams
Hello readers! I recently recorded a Meet the Author talk at a local library. It was so much fun and I loved being able to add a little more about current events that obviously weren't covered in the book that was published a little over a year ago. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TCjBlzc7PA … Continue reading [Transcript] Lakewood Public Library Author Talk: The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation
When I'm so happy and satisfied and moved and full of love about something or someone, I make art about it. I write poetry or love letters. I paint. I create little cartoon portraits on internet apps. As children and still as adults, long afternoons and evenings were spent with my brother and sister, reaching … Continue reading When Art is Your Love Language