The greatest magic trick we know for our body is how to make it disappear. Eat less or throw up what you ate. Try all the latest diet craze and make it slumber party talk with your girls. Don’t go out to parties, and if you do, don’t wear bright colors, form fitting outfits, and be sure to not take pictures. The challenge is always, how little of you can be allowed to exist?
“unconditional love is love that is accountable, and hold you accountable” Tiq Milan
“adapt or perish. now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative”
I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a challenging year, natural disasters wreaking Havoc on countries, to Native Americans fighting for access to clean water, to Syrians … Continue Reading Things We Should Leave in 2016
A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed to make a small hole, but its body was too large to get through it. … Continue Reading What a Butterfly Can Teach You About the Importance of Timing
If you haven’t heard of Ericka Hart by now, you should be experiencing serious FOMO right now, because you have no idea how much light and overall badassness you’ve missed … Continue Reading 5 Times Ericka Hart Gave Us #BlackGirlMagic
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article (read it here) after watching Queen Sugar, the amazing TV show on Oprah’s network which is directed by Ava DuVernay. Last … Continue Reading Ava DuVernay Followed me on Twitter, and I Considered shutting Down my Twitter Account.
My happiness has always been just 10 pounds away, just a degree away, just a boyfriend away, just a new pair of shoes away, just a circumstance away. It is … Continue Reading Why You Should Stop Pursuing Goals, and Start Living: Day 30 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you”. I bought into this idea right from the moment I began my self-compassion journey, because right around that … Continue Reading Home is By You: Day 24 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
Ten year-old Egypt Ufele is a 5th grader who constantly got bullied by her peers because of her weight. In response, she created a clothing line for plus-sized women and … Continue Reading The Business Advice that Will Empower You: Day 19 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Eat the cupcake! It’s your birthday, you can do it!” I remember watching a documentary about eating disorders and there is one scene where it was the birthday of one … Continue Reading Change Your Relationship with Food, Change Your Life: Day 18 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
At a Jewish funeral, the deceased’s closest relatives are supposed to tear off their clothes or wear a ribbon that is ripped apart. This symbolizes the fact that when we … Continue Reading On Crafting a New Identity: Day 16 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
When I began my journey of self-compassion, the most difficult thing for me was learning how to be kinder with words and actions. Having spent so much time hating my … Continue Reading We Don’t Talk Anymore: Day 11 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Why is Gaby Douglas’ hair still not combed”? “If Gaby got her edges right, she’d perform with excellence”. These are 2 of one too many comments about Olympic Champion Gaby … Continue Reading Forget Beauty, Start Living: Day 10 of #31daysofSelfCompassion
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All the years of eating disorders lasted so long because I didn’t know how to sit with my pain, how to befriend my discomfort. Some people do drugs, others abuse … Continue Reading Sometimes, Life Just Sucks and That’s That: Day 7 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion