I am a mental health and body acceptance advocate. As a 30-something-year-old woman I was majorly influenced by the '90s and early 2000's I research, read, and write on body acceptance to educate.
Trigger warning: disordered eating
Ah, toxic diet culture. Growing up in the ’90s it was almost a rite of passage.
I attended Weight Watchers meetings with my parents, and they showed me how to calculate points. I snuck my first strawberry Slimfast shake in my tweens. My teenaged years began in 2003 when low-rise everything was a fashion statement, but having the long, lean, flat figure to accompany that was something that seemed like it would never go out of style.
I’m a do-it-yourself baker, party planner, and gardener — surely do-it-your-self publishing was right up my alley. Oh, how wrong I was. It’s not impossible and can be very effective when done right, but make no mistake, there is much more to self-publishing than you may think. In this article, I’ll share what worked well, what I would change, and what else you should consider before deciding if self-publishing is for you.
In this post, I talk about what high-functioning anxiety is and how it can manifest.
Just becUae you've always pushed through before, doesn't mean you have to continue to suffering in silence alone.
Everything you need to know about #PitMad
All The Ways I Loved You is the author’s debut poetry collection about a love that changed her life forever. The book is divided into four parts; exploring the beginning of a blossoming romance, the passion that follows, absolute devastation when things fall apart, and the beauty in reclaiming your life.
When I first started writing fiction, I thought it was as simple as having a good idea.
This piece is about raising an anxious daughter as a mother who has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
The conversations around mental health are so much less taboo than they were when I grew up. Here we share ways to have the hard conversations. Encouraging our children to have better mental and emotional wellness instead of following in our footsteps.