My First Mental Health Counseling Residency Experience

Validated. Supported. Encouraged. Inspired. Motivated. This is how I felt immediately following my first residency experience. There is something so empowering about spending a long weekend with a group of people who share the same goals & values that you do; we all came from different backgrounds & had different stories, but shared a common [...]

Summer Insecurities

Bottom line: it’s a whole lot harder to feel good about your body if you don’t feel good on the inside. Hi there! “Love yourself!” “Love your flaws!” “Your body is beautiful!” How often are we told these things? I’ve said them in previous posts, I’m sure. What we don’t hear as frequently though, is [...]

Summer Goals

Hi! It’s summer, baby! It hasn’t fully hit me yet but I think I officially feel the tension starting to leave my jaw. I’ve been studying for a teacher certification test (I passed!!) & working on my grad school coursework. So while “summer break” is relative, I feel thankful to have some free time to [...]

Goals to Set for Yourself That Don’t Include “Lose X Amount of Pounds”

Disclaimer: If you are struggling with disordered thoughts/eating, please see a licensed professional for help. On my worst body image days, my mind goes right back to its default “I need to lose weight” mindset. Big events, summertime, comparing my body to others, clothes shopping, all of these things can really trigger this mindset for [...]

Feeling Hopeful!

Hi there, it’s been awhile! Life gets hectic (I’m sure you get it!) & I also wasn’t feeling particularly inspired to write for a little while there. Stay tuned soon though, I have some fun fashion & beauty blog posts coming your way! Feeling so much hope & good things on the horizon! This weekend, [...]