Mental Health

A New Mother’s Perspective: Body Image, Pregnancy and Relationships

I love children.  Children love me.  I know I want kids, but because I’ve struggled so much over the course of my life with eating disorders and body image issues, I’ve always been concerned about how I would respond to being pregnant.  I’ve come a really long way in my recovery journey, but there’s ... read more

We are Very Lucky

Gratitude is a beautiful thing. If we’re struggling with depression or an eating disorder it can be really hard to remember what is good in our lives. But if you are reading this it means you’re already in the top quarter of people on the planet because you have a smart phone. You have ... read more

The Choice of Happiness

Some of the popular sayings in personal development work that are designed to be helpful can actually makes people feel worse. “Choose happiness” is one of those, because many people don’t feel like they’re able to make that choice, and they’re left feeling like they are ... read more

Integrity

When we’re being real with people, and are being completely transparent, no one can mess with us. That is the beauty of integrity. The more we have to hide the weaker we become. The more we show our true colors, no matter what that looks like, the stronger we get. read more

The New Humanitarian

The New Humanitarian
Changes are a coming! I am not sure how this will effect my website, but for now my Facebook and Instagram have changed.  If you want to know why I am doing this, this video says it all. read more

How to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

These days New Years Resolutions get a bad wrap. Sure, they’ve been co-opted by fitness and weight-loss companies to line their pockets, but fundamentally they [resolutions] are an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives, and make some needed positive changes. Many of us are encouraged by the hope and hype ... read more

What we Gain When we Lose Everything

So, the worst has happened. Your greatest fear has come true. It feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest, and your world is crumbling around you. Trust me, I have been there many times, and I have both good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: There are no shortcuts through the ... read more