Recently, I asked for questions and misconceptions about therapy on Instagram. I was happy to see so many people respond either with their own experience or for clarification about the process because it means that the conversation is changing and people are willing to learn more about what could potentially help so many. The following questions/comments come from you and if there’s anything I didn’t address, please send me an email or leave a question in the comments. I first addressed the biggest question I got, which was “how do I even find a therapist?” From there are a list… View Post

I’ve had this post idea sitting in my drafts since July, but never got around to writing it. At that time I was following a girl on Instagram who admittedly suffered with an eating disorder for many years of her life, but was apparently doing better. She never posted pictures of herself on her stories until one day she did and the image took my breath away. What I saw was not someone who was “doing better,” in fact, all I could concentrate on was the fact that I could count the number of visible bones she had because she… View Post

It’s holiday time again! I’m only putting together one gift guide this year, but it has items that I love from each important category: food, fitness, and self care. None of the items in this guide are sponsored, but there are a few affiliate links which means that I will get a small percentage of the sale while the price remains the same for you regardless. I’ve also worked with brands as I can to get you discount codes because every little bit helps! Happy shopping! For food lovers: 1. Sips By: This tea subscription box made my list last… View Post

I started this series last month and figured it was a good one to keep going because it allows me to ramble a bit, you seem to like it, and it’s a good way for me to stay accountable with how I’m feeling. Here’s what’s been going on this month: My anxiety over this baby seems to have waned with every doctor’s appointment and reassurance that everything is progressing as expected. I know there’s still no guarantees in life, but I’m no longer preoccupied with the thought of my chances of losing the baby. I’m still feeling a little indifferent… View Post

As a recovering people-pleaser, understanding that it’s not selfish to take care of myself first has always been a bit of a struggle. It was something I heard early on in recovery, but something that my mind argued against accepting. I felt guilty for saying no to plans, creating boundaries that were healthy for me but kept other people out, and really just doing what I needed to do to heal. The holidays can bring an extra sort of guilt created by society, families, and just holiday stigmas in general. For those of us who struggle with mental health issues,… View Post