What I would tell my younger self about body image

What I would tell my younger self about body image

Excerpt: I decided to start a thread of articles on this topic because one, I feel confident in what I am saying given my own experience and two, it is prevalent as I sit in quarantine and pick apart the way I look and how…

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hey x. (open letter)

hey x. (open letter)

Hey, remember me? It’s been a while from the last time we talked. Since I’ve been home, I’ve been struggling to put words on a page. I can’t figure out how to get this overflowing jumble of thoughts in my head and somehow organize and…

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Dealing with Anxiety during COVID-19

Dealing with Anxiety during COVID-19

Voyager of the Seas, 2020. Today, across the globe there is a constant overflow of news regarding rising death tolls, massive job layoffs, economic crisis, boarder closures, and orders to lock down and isolate in place. There is an influx of reports on hospitals running…

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Embracing Selfishness, Making That Little Girl Proud

Embracing Selfishness, Making That Little Girl Proud

Disclaimer: This really isn’t for you its for me. I’m struggling to figure out the decisions that I’ve made and how I am going to approach moving forward in this next phase of my life. I’m an open book – obviously, I sit here and…

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Why I Need to Stop Planning My Life

Why I Need to Stop Planning My Life

At the beginning of my contract, I thought I had everything all planned out. I had options for apartments that I would move into, people that I’d come home to, and jobs that I had done informational interviews for. I thought this six months on…

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The Comparison Game + Supporting Other Women

The Comparison Game + Supporting Other Women

I hate to admit this, but I'm going to be really honest with all of you. My hope is that if you're a woman, you'll be honest with yourself and take a look at this comparison game, and if you're a man, you can understand what women go through. So here it goes...

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Battling Perfectionism in your Twenties

Battling Perfectionism in your Twenties

The need to be perfect is something that I have battled with throughout my entire life, and now, as I move into my adult life, I still find its presence. Perfectionism is something I spend quite a bit of time thinking about, since it affects me so heavily in my decisions and my goals. 

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12 Ways to Improve Your Long Distance Relationship

12 Ways to Improve Your Long Distance Relationship

Why is it that the things that are the most worth it, never come easy? I guess it makes us value them more, right? Well, long distance relationships are no exception. Even though these relationships come with many challenges, the commitment needed to maintain one, creates some of the strongest bonds from those that succeed. Hopefully, mine will be one of these success stories. 

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New: The Five Minute Journal

New: The Five Minute Journal

Someone recently told me that its important to be grateful for things that we have so that we will be grateful for the things we get. I try to keep myself from falling into the thought process of my life will be better once I achieve my goals, but I'm not always so good at that. My goal is to feel amazing about my life as it is available to me today. 

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5 Easy Ways to Detox Every Day

5 Easy Ways to Detox Every Day

Though recently it has gained a lot of attention and become a trend, the idea of detoxifying the body is nothing new. Detoxing is the process of removing toxins from the body. There are endless amounts of new "cleanses" and "full body detox" fad diets, but thats not really what I'm here to talk about. Here are a list of five simple things you can add to your daily routine that will detox your body.

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    Start at the Heart of it: Overcoming Self-Doubt

    Start at the Heart of it: Overcoming Self-Doubt

    You know what is the most frustrating thing when I'm trying to accomplish something? Doubting myself when I know it is completely illogical. Why is it so difficult to stop doubting myself when I know that I have a lot going for me? If you're reading this, then maybe this is you too. Today, I am writing to you as someone who is still in the heart of this problem. I don't have it all under control, I've only just begun figuring out how to combat it. I have done some research that has begun to help me, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

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    4 Ways My Relationship is Teaching Me to be Independent

    4 Ways My Relationship is Teaching Me to be Independent

    Ever feel like when you're single you want to be in a relationship, but when you're in a relationship you want the freedom of being single? When I say this, I am not talking about sleeping or dating around, I'm specifically talking about being able to have your own life, create your own memories, and grow as an individual while in a relationship. 

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    Letting Go: Things Holding Me Back In Life

    Letting Go: Things Holding Me Back In Life

    We live in a world where it is easier to justify our shortcomings by things around us. However, what I’ve recently come to realize, is that sometimes, most of the time in my case, we are our own worst enemy. This is true for many things in life, most that we don’t even realize. So, how do we break this cycle and get out of our own way?

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    5 Ways I’m Learning to Build My Self-Confidence

    5 Ways I’m Learning to Build My Self-Confidence

    You may or may not already be aware that I have continued to struggle with self-confidence and self-doubt. For many people, this is just a part of growing up and discovering who you are, and for others, like me, it stems from something deeper. Regardless of the extent of this disbelief, everyone experiences it now and again. Recently, however, I have felt a shift.

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    10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

    10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

    If there was a way to go back in time and tell yourself the things that you know now, what would it be? Life brings incredible learning experiences, but sometimes it would've been nice to have the future me make it a little easier. 

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