The True Cost of Low Self-Esteem

Close to $15,000. That’s how much my low self-esteem cost me, anyways – not including my student loans (or my parents’ loans) for the $70,000 tuition at the expensive private university I chose for fear of being perceived as “dumb.” But that’s a post for another time. For three years, I ran a successful college…

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Can You Go Vegan in Eating Disorder Recovery?

I am more than five years into eating disorder recovery – so you can imagine how scary it was when I thought to myself the other day, “Maybe I’ll just go vegan again.” To provide some background, I have been eating on the low FODMAP diet for IBS for the past several months. I’ve discovered…

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Social Work Study Materials to Bookmark Before Grad School

Hi, my name is Haley, and I am a last-semester senior who can’t wait to start social work school! So, how do I pass the time between study breaks? I Google study aids for M.S.W. students, of course. Confession: I will not be graduating with honors, or even a stellar GPA. Even if I got…

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What to Pack if Travel Makes You Anxious

When I was a little girl, I thought having a purse was the height of womanly sophistication – so much so, in fact, that I became obsessed with “What’s in my Purse” videos and listicles. Every woman I knew seemed to be prepared for anything with what was inside her purse, so I thought putting…

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How & Why to Start a Bullet Journal for Self-Care

Happy New Year! Going into 2019, I’m equipped with a secret weapon for productivity, organization, health and self-care. That secret weapon, as it was in 2018, is my bullet journal – and this post is all about how and why to start one of your own in the New Year. I’ve kept a bullet journal…

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Self-Help Books to Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

Admittedly, my goal of writing more blog posts in 2019 has not been going so well. Why, you ask? Ironically, the answer has to do with the subject of today’s post! In all honesty, I’ve been reading. Like, a lot. In fact, I’ve made it my goal to read 100 books in 2019 – and I have to…

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Gut Health Update + My Favorite Products for Gastrointestinal Flareups!

Disclaimer: This post is my personal experience and is NOT intended as medical advice in any way. I am not a doctor, so please consult with a medical professional if you have any concerns about your overall health and take what I say with a grain of salt! When I started this blog, this was…

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The Best Gift Ideas for People in Eating Disorder Recovery

So you want to be supportive of your loved one’s eating disorder recovery this holiday season….but at the same time, you don’t want to be insensitive or triggering. Trust me, I get it: those of us in ED recovery can be a tricky bunch to shop for, as many of the typical gifts – like candy…

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The Surprising Connection Between Digestion and Mental Health

IBS is almost as common as anxiety – making it unsurprising that the two conditions are linked. Could rebalancing your gut be the answer to your mental health challenges? Read on to find out.

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Skincare is Self-Care, Too! The Surprising Ways Acne Affects Your Mental Health

Acne and other skincare woes are deeply linked to our mental health – which is why you should be treating your skin as well as it deserves. Read on to learn what causes acne and how I busted my adult onset acne – because skincare is self-care, too!

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