Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak - Week 3


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 3

It hit me like a lightning bolt. I felt a tingling sensation rush through my toes, into my legs, up my spine, and into my eyes. Sprawled on my made bed, tears ran down my smiling cheeks. A moment of pure stability. I felt such an overwhelming sense of relief that I couldn’t help but laugh. I was single. And, I was totally okay with that. During the third week post split, I started to find my independence. I became less reliant on the support of my friends and family, the pit in my stomach started to subside, and my anger towards him had diminished. I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I felt like myself again. Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak week 1


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak: Week 1

F*ck him is the first thing I thought when I woke up to the unfamiliar feeling of being alone in my bed. Through an underlying sense of loss and immobilizing sadness, I felt a motivating sense of survival. I had a plan in mind to muffle my tears and fuel my anger. The day after the split I concentrated on one thing – get rid of any evidence of his existence. Unfortunately, my plan relied on his ability to remove his personal items – not an easy thing for him to do when he hadn’t found a permanent residence yet. Once I accepted the fact that his trophies, shirts, and favorite snacks would be a semi-permanent part of my apartment Read More

Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak


Staying Healthy Through Heartbreak

It was early on a Thursday morning when the words, “I think we should break up” were spoken. My palms started to sweat and I could hear my heart pound with each eternal second that passed. There it was, the familiar pit in my stomach of my heart breaking. After 5 years of relationship and 2 years living together, our time as a couple ended in a matter of minutes. During the following four weeks I went through a roller coaster of emotions. The whirlwind of losing a partner is not an easy thing to go through, even if it is for the better. For the first few weeks, every moment was a fight to feel normal. So what did I do? Read More

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My Secret to Hushing Negative Self-Body-Talk

I’m getting so excited! There’s something major in store coming up for you babes in the next few weeks! I’m going to keep my lips sealed for the most part until then, but I can tell you it will involve some upcoming photo shoots! I’m excited, and also a little nervous. It’s been a while since I’ve been in front of a professional photographer and his unforgiving lens. And, I’m planning to share these photos with the entire internet! Gah! I tell all of you to love your body for all of its amazing qualities and to quit comparing yourselves. Yet, even I know it’s much easier said than done. We can all be our own worst critics! I feel Read More