You don’t need to ‘love your body’

Hey you, I want you to know something. You don’t need to love your body. It’s okay if you wish you were smaller. It’s okay if you wish your arms were more toned. It’s okay if you wish your tummy wasn’t so soft. It’s okay if you wish your legs were thinner. These are all normal, and perfectly okay, things to think and feel. It doesn’t mean you aren’t doing a good enough job loving yourself and your body. It means you are human. It means you are a woman living in a world in which…

The Art of Journaling for Clarity, Self-Compassion, and Confidence

I think it’s about time I write an ENTIRE post about journaling. Because it deserves an entire, full-on, in-depth dose of attention. It’s been THAT important in my journey toward learning what loving myself actually meant, healing my low self-esteem, and finding my intuition and learning to follow it. You guys have heard me talk about journaling for years, or you’ve seen me journaling on Instagram, and I always get questions about it. So, this post is meant to answer all of your Q’s and give you a profound…

my guide to thriving on thanksgiving

(note: this post was originally published in 2015. It’s been updated for 2018!) Years ago, I dreaded holidays like Thanksgiving. For weeks in advance, I’d have thoughts like: There’s going to be so much food there, how am I ever going to be able to control myself the entire time?  More recently, my thoughts have been: Oh gosh, there are going to be so many family dynamics going on and so many activities, how am I going to make sure I take care of myself and stay centered throughout it all?  These days, I look…