What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals

A blue planner notebook that says "My Secret Plan to Rule the World" with a pink background. Photo by Ann H from Pexels. Goals should be SMART, right? Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. But a lot of us fail to pay attention to the achievable and relevant parts of the planning process. We stick to specific and … Continue reading What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals

How to Hear Your Inner Voice

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

My Quest for a Fat-Friendly Doctor

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.

When You Don’t Feel Like Yourself

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

How to Eat Ethically When You’re Recovering from an Eating Disorder

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.

5 Tips To Overcome Loneliness While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of millions around the world, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help slow the spread. That means that numerous non-essential businesses have closed, non-essential events canceled, and people are limiting their interactions with one another. While all of this is for the … Continue reading 5 Tips To Overcome Loneliness While Social Distancing

How to Keep Your Body and Mind in Check When at Home

Keeping up with your mental and physical state is extremely important, especially during times of uncertainty like these. Luckily, there are at-home tools to help you do just that. From a pain tracker that records your hourly symptoms, to a mindfulness tracker that marks your head-to-toe sensations, there are plenty of options available no matter … Continue reading How to Keep Your Body and Mind in Check When at Home

How to Work From Home for the First Time

I’m used to working from home a couple days a week, but this feels different for me too.

Because it's not really "working from home." It's being at home while big global events are happening and it's not safe to do things you normally do...and trying to do your normal work.

Easy Ways to Check In With Your Friends

I’m in Ohio, and we’re pretty much shut down. School’s out, people are working from home, and it’s stressful. To minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and flatten the curve, we’re supposed to isolate ourselves as much as possible from other people.  Luckily, we live in the age of the internet, which means we … Continue reading Easy Ways to Check In With Your Friends