Authentic Ways to Build Lasting Self-Love

Self-care is such a buzzword lately that I see articles about it everywhere. Self-care playlists, podcasts, and evening routines are all great! But just as important is what’s at the core of taking care of yourself: a healthy dose of self-love. Here are a few authentic ways to build self-esteem and grow a healthy love

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7 Ways to Practice Self-Care

For years, I pushed myself to the absolute limit. My focus wasn’t on my wellness or happiness, but on what I needed to do to get ahead. It was how I felt good about myself. But it was also how, on a gray October day last year, I ended up crying my eyes out in

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Changeable, but Not Replaceable – Your Body and You

I used to love fashion magazines. As a middle schooler, only twelve years old, I used to play a game with them. I would look at a model’s stomach, her arms, her thighs. I’d pick out one thing I liked most and imagine switching it for mine. Goodbye, rounded stomach. So long, big feet. I’d

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Self-Love Playlist

As you all know, I’m a bit nuts about self-care. What you may not know is that I’m also totally crazy about music. I listen to it constantly – when working, doing laundry, or even writing this blog post! Music is one of my favorite things because it can so easily trigger feelings or memories

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Tips for Starting Counseling

For a big chunk of my high school years, I struggled with an eating disorder called EDNOS. As a part of my recovery process, I saw a therapist for most of my senior year and part of my gap year. Therapy was an incredibly healing and helpful process for me — it taught me a

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How to Help a Friend With an Eating Disorder

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Those of you who know me well, or have been reading this blog for a while, know that I had EDNOS in high school. EDNOS, or Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (sometimes called OSFED, for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder), and is a blanket term for

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