I can't remember when I became fat. I know from photographs that I was an average sized baby, toddler, and child. Somewhere between my parents' divorce, when I was around seven, and puberty, I became fat. Being fat, in my experience, was a bad thing. My mom hated buying me new clothes and was visibly … Continue reading Things my thin mother couldn’t teach me about my fat body
This season of the Run Like Hell Toward Happy podcast is about halfway over, and we've covered six HUGE beliefs taking up a lot of space in your life, for better or worse. Any belief is, effectively, a story you tell yourself. And one that you can rewrite to your liking — even if it's … Continue reading 6 Beliefs You’re Allowed to Change
We all have an inner child, the part of us that is still connected to our childhood, upbringing, and the things we learned in our most formative years. Unfortunately, when we were wounded in childhood, those pains and patterns often come with us and repeat throughout our adult life, affecting relationships, work, and even our … Continue reading Healing Your Inner Child: The Basics
As we go through our lives after a traumatic event, we may feel like we're over it on the surface, but our body remembers the stress and may repeat it. This can be triggered by the time of year, specific smells, triggering circumstances that remind you of the trauma, and more. This post is about … Continue reading 5 Things To Do For Your Traumaversary
I love a good motivational quote. Quotes can be a source of inspiration when you're feeling unsure, a prompt for journaling and investigation into your intuition, or a powerful mantra you can rely on when you feel doubts about your next steps. I love to turn my favorite quotes into phone wallpapers so that every … Continue reading 8 Quotes to Inspire Confidence and Growth
While Black and brown students are unfairly left behind when it comes to admission to Gifted and Talented programs and cultivating of their talents, they are absolutely not insulated from burnout or being held to impossible standards.
Being labeled as gifted and talented often leads educators and parents to expect that these children will be good at anything and everything. But giftedness and talent doesn't work like that, and just because these students can do something doesn't mean they should have to master it.
Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash I'm moving next month, so I'm doing the classic stuff-purge so I don't have to move things I never use or don't need. I found a notebook that I recognized as being one that I've used for goal-related notes in the past so I took a break to look … Continue reading I Was Putting My Goals on Hold for Weight Loss
Photo by Tara Winstead from Pexels Episode 18 of my podcast, Run Like Hell Toward Happy, is all about balancing illness with business and productivity. I didn't set out to have this particular niche, but it turns out that when you're a disabled, queer, neurodivergent coach, you attract similar kinds of people. My coaching doesn't have a toxic … Continue reading Balancing Chronic Illness with Productivity
Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset