Blossom this Spring

Set some time aside for yourself today and just be. Don’t put any limitations on yourself by having expectations of a certain outcome. Just sit, breath and be good company to yourself. Allow space for your inhibitions to leave you, making way for a consciousness of only breath. There is nowhere you need to be. Nothing that needs to be done. No you that you need to be better than. There is just this moment. And in this moment where you sit with yourself, listen to your body. Stretch. Relax. Lay down. Hum yourself a song. Breath heavily, loudly, and…

Favorite recent reads and listens

This month I’ve been on a super tight schedule, but posting is still very much a priority of mine :)! Expect 1 new post every week. Today, as promised, I’m giving an overview of my favorite reads and listens aka books, articles, websites, and podcasts of this month so far. Lately, I’ve been enjoying and learning a lot from the TED Radio Hour sponsored by NPR on Spotify podcasts. My recommendations: Circular Where Joy Hides Quiet The Food We Eat What Makes Us… Us All of these can be found on the Spotify App. As for reading, I recommend: My…

My relationship with social media

Hello loyal readers, Did you miss me this past Tuesday? I missed you! But, with Spring semester in session I’ve allowed myself a bit more flexibility in my posting schedule. I will keep you posted with any changes (pun intended). I’ve decided to reserve one of my two posting day per week (Tues/Thurs) to keep you updated on my favorite articles/books/podcasts that I’ve been reading or listening to. Stay tuned for that! Now, let’s get to discussing my relationship with social media. Since Autumn I’ve been making a conscious effort to wean myself off social media. Not because I saw…

Community: Women’s Health 4 of 4

Communities of women have been the cornerstone of society since the beginning of time. Sometimes, the overlooked or neglected cornerstone, but still an integral part of the fabric of humanity nonetheless. It’s so important that there be places where women can go where they feel safe and supported in discussing all of their struggles and ambitions. This goes beyond family and friend groups. Organizations whose primary missions are to empower women need to be given regular recognition. For more information on these check out this article on Mental Floss. I was disappointed to discover that the first two articles I…

Mental disorders: Women’s health 3 of 4

Discussing mental health seems to make people uncomfortable. Albeit, we’ve come a very long way since the start of the century where people were made to feel morally corrupt or impaired for having mental health issues. There is still plenty of stigma around mental illnesses; ranging from addiction, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, –just to name a few. Not to mention the many sub-types of the various psychological disorders found in the DSM-IV. Aside for explicit diagnosed mental health issues there is always the major factor of excessive STRESS that can wreak absolute havoc in the otherwise mentally…

Weight loss, hormones, and self acceptance: Women’s health 2 of 4

For more information about weight loss for women, and how it differs from weight loss for men, check out the sites I’ve linked below. But, before you do, stick around to dig a little bit deeper into WHY you want to change your body. You know those women who have perfectly beautiful and healthy bodies but are always talking about some new diet fad or how they’re trying to get “back in shape?” Take a step back and ask yourself: Am I one of these women? Sometimes we get into a habit of constantly trying to change our bodies, whether…

Let’s talk women’s health: 1 of 4

This post is the beginning of a series on women’s health! Women’s health isn’t synonymous with health in general. It needs to be recognized as intricate and essential in its own right. Topics in women’s health are generally relatable to broader health topics. But, being that the female reproductive system is what makes females, female, there are many wellness topics that are unique to women. So, although this series isn’t specifically on women’s reproductive health many issues naturally overlap. Now, you may be thinking: she’s about to tell me if I am male feel free to click away now. However,…