A Moment For Yourself Challenge

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness month, I offer a challenge to do one thing for yourself once a day during the month of May.  Share your moments on your favorite social media with the hashtags #amomentforyourself. There are no rules. … Continue reading

Age, weight & motivation: #4, Approaching Attitude.

When initially writing about change I felt violent, like I was forcing my thoughts into the universe. Stepping back from the topic, I questioned my direction. It is important to listen when such thoughts arise.  If something feels a little … Continue reading

Age, weight and motivation. My story and American beauty culture.

Maybe we all share a similar story of some change we’ve battled in our lives. Growing up, I was always ultra thin. It wasn’t uncommon for someone to pull my mother aside and ask if I had an eating disorder.  But I … Continue reading

Intro: Age, weight and how to love yourself while still motivating yourself.

How do you look honestly at yourself without taking it critically? With obesity an increasingly worrisome health problem, and low self-esteem a constant issue, it is hard to balance motivating ourselves to change without hurting our self-image. Every woman faces … Continue reading

There’s a little time there somewhere

I really should make some time for myself.  I have been telling myself for weeks, for months.  And yes, I do believe that using words such as “should” or “shouldn’t” is quite destructive to your goals…  but, well, I’m just not … Continue reading