Anxiety Roller Coaster: The Least Fun Ride Ever

When I was 16 years old, I had my first panic attack. Not a feeling of panic, but a full blown, out-of-my-own-reality panic attack. I felt the intense weight of the depersonalization and derealization as the world seemed to slip away from me. I’ve never been the same since. I’ve been struggling with some pretty […]

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10 Ways to Relieve Stress that AREN’T total Bullsh*t

This is not your cookie-cutter stress relief list; you know, the one that said take a bath and smell some fresh lavender and all your problems will go away? This list came from the need to see something more realistic. I’ve looked up natural remedies for stress on the internet and I’m tired of seeing […]

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Are your goals working FOR or AGAINST you?

I would consider myself a “people person” – and I have to say that I truly enjoy hearing what someone’s goals are and how they intend to get there. I see the fire in people’s eyes ignite when they begin talking about the things that they want to accomplish, and I know there is a […]

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How to avoid that post-thanksgiving food coma

No word of a lie: I gorged myself so hard last thanksgiving that I actually had to roll myself into bed at 8:30. I was so sick. My body was having such a difficult time processing everything I had just ingested that I couldn’t bring myself to do anything else. I was in so much […]

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The Aftermath of the Storm

Hey everyone, I hope you all are having an amazing week. I thought today might be a really great opportunity to update you guys on what’s going on with me. I always want to keep this website an open and honest space in which we all feel comfortable to be our true selves. So here […]

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20 Things You Can Do to Cope (instead of engaging in unhealthy strategies)

Hey you guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. But just so you know, this post is more so for those who didn’t have such a wonderful week. I’m talking about the strugglers; the bad-day-ers, the self-sabotagers. Sometimes when we’re hurting we want to escape, and we all have different vices. Some drink, some get […]

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Food Prep is Paramount

Well hello everyone! Today I want to touch on a subject that I am thrilled to discuss with you guys. First and foremost, who doesn’t love to talk about food? Secondly, food prep is so important when it comes to cultivating an efficient wellness routine, especially if you are working towards a specific goal. I used to […]

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How to Get Over Those Gym Newbie Jitters

Anybody who has ever started out at the gym was once a newbie and knows what I’m talking about. It’s nerve wracking at first; feeling like your every move is being watched and judged in a place where you know the chances of failing are great. I started out just like that – I used […]

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Is fitness being “pornified”?

I just read an pretty cool article that discusses the “pornification” of the fitness industry. This concept is something that has been on my mind as of late, and no better time to discuss it than the present! The most popular fitness accounts on social media are, in my opinion, pretty dramatically sexualized. The men and women […]

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Anxiety is Weakness?

All of my closest friends have been hospitalized. The mental and physical wear and tear of life affects us all, no one is exempt from struggle. The only thing that sets us apart is the way in which we struggle. Truly, the friends I have seen fight their way through depression and anxiety are the strongest […]

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