What to Do When You Backslide on the Way to Your Goals

Perhaps you’re practicing mindful drinking and you slip up and drink your feelings and two bottles of wine. Maybe you’re working on loving yourself and you’re internal dialogue is rife with bullying all day long. You might be welcoming in healthy, loving relationships, and you decide to phone up your toxic ex. You’re trying to

The Surprising Way to Succeed at Your Fitness Goals

With New Years resolutions fizzling out, many people who planned to finally take charge of their health, and make a difference in the way they eat, exercise, and take care of themselves find themselves losing willpower. Maybe you want to lose weight, lean out, run your first 5k, start training for a marathon, or be

5 Ways to Move on When You Get Ghosted

Ghosting stings. It can make you feel rejected and abandoned at the same time, and it offers you no closure or feedback whatsoever. It’s an incredibly frustrating experience, and if it’s happened to you, I feel for you, I really do. In fact, research shows that social rejection and physical pain activate the same regions of the

How To Stop Obsessing About Food And Weight For Good

*Disclaimer: I will preface this by saying I am not a doctor, or a medical professional, or a mental health professional. If you think you might have an eating disorder, or body dysmorphia, please seek professional help, and resources at the National Eating Disorder Organization* *Trigger Warning: this post includes the following topics: body image,

The Golden Rule that Will Make Your Life Easier and Calm Your Fears

We all wish there was some magic formula to feel good all the time, live less fearfully, and attract more love, money, and peace into our worlds than we could dream of. Just me? Didn't think so. There are, of course, plenty of ways to use manifesting and the law of attraction, self love, and

Healthy is Messy, Despite What Certain Self Help Gurus May Try to Sell You

Healthy is messy. I’ve been to seven therapists, struggled with and overcame an eating disorder, and dipped in and out of substance abuse for years. I’ve been in emotionally abusive and codependent relationships up the wazoo, and struggled with PTSD and depression. Am I fully healed? No. Have I come out the other side, years

Your Guide to Healing From a Broken Heart

It sucks. There's no denying it. Maybe the pain feels like it will never end and you feel stupid for thinking that maybe, this time, it wouldn't end in heart break. You feel alone in your hurting and wonder why it happened, and wonder how things could be different in an alternate universe. The fact

Move 27 Things- Set Your Home up to Inspire Positive Change

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." Recently I learned about a feng shui tip to help promote personal growth: move 27 things in your home that have not been moved in the last year. If this sounds daunting, I tried it and completed it in under an hour-

Creativity Procrastination- Follow the Calls to Create Instead

"When the muse comes to your bedside, do not tell her you'll fuck her later." -Allen Ginsberg When those little voices inside tell you to make something, create something, take a class, go somewhere new, do a little dance, make a little love, it's so easy to shun them away in favor of your to-do

Where You’ve Been Doesn’t Dictate Where You’re Going- Leaving your Past Where it Belongs

"Everything, including love, hate, and suffering, needs food to continue. If suffering continues, it's because we keep feeding our suffering." - Thich Nhat Hanh Just because you've been in the dark doesn't mean you have to stay there. Your past, your trauma, and your pain do not need to be packed up in your suitcase.