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My Mythical Thigh Gap

Confession: I have body image issues. Not mega-deep, emo body issues, and not to degrade or demean anyone who has had serious, life-altering, core-rattling body image issues that has wrecked mental havoc in your life and unwelcomely seeped its way your health. That is TOUGH, and you should feel like some version of a superhero…

R E M I S S I O N

Monday was the best day I’ve had in a long time. “Are we allowed to use the ‘R-word’? Are you saying I’m in remission?” “Yes. You can say that you’re in remission! Be proud of our hard work.” <- my doc. After nearly five years since my diagnosis with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, my medical chart has added a new…

What do YOU want?

Have you ever listened to a podcast and thought, “This had to have been created especially with me in mind? ” ^Maybe that’s an egotistical way of thinking, but I listened to a TEDx Talk today on youtube and swore homegirl was talking directly to me. She started her talk by asking the audience “What do…

Sometimes I watch workout videos on Instagram too long and think bad thoughts about myself and take too much time planning my future and actually get nothing done

I’m completely guilty of saying things like, “when I get in better shape” and “when I have abs” and “when I have more money,” etc. that I forget to realize how important it is to be stoked about myself now. NOW. Presently. Today. I watch a ton of videos of these work out gurus on…

Overcoming Fears

Hey, yall! Since before I could drive a car, I’ve had the same reoccurring nightmare about driving over a specific bridge and falling backward off of it. Gravity is not enough for the mighty Mazda, because in my nightmare, she’s going up, up, faster, slower, backward, and suddenly I’m in my car losing control and falling backward…