“I Feel Fat”

Today in group we discussed whether or not we thought "fat" was a bad word, and boy were there some different opinions on the matter. First of all, I think it's undeniable that as a culture we have demonized the word fat. I also think our relationship with it is entirely confused (and I personally can't [...]

If you’re unhappy with your body, just repeat after us: You are the new hotness

Too many of us struggle to achieve a body ideal that’s just not obtainable by humans. It’s time to redefine what’s good, healthy and attractive on our own terms, say writers (and sisters) Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. The Bikini Industrial Complex. That’s our name for the $100 billion cluster of businesses that profit by setting [...]

blogging

helps me hear my own thoughts. I'm more confident with graphite, ink, or keys than I am with speech. I can express what I'm too afraid to say. You can't hear my voice shake in text on a screen. No one can interrupt me when I type. No one speaks over me. I don't have [...]

The Recovery Fallacy

Personal growth isn't rewriting your history or changing the inherent essence of who you are but it can feel just as scary. Denying that I have a problem might have temporarily sheltered me from this fear, but also prevented me from realizing my strengths I could use to help me through it.

#MentallyMe Montage

Thanks to everyone continuing to tag and share with the hashtag #MentallyMe. Growing the more vulnerable and authentic side of social media while fostering our identity outside of mental illness. Tag your posts #MentallyMe for a chance to be featured. Shout out to - Embracing self-love "Hey, hi, hello. I'm Nicole and self love is [...]

Healing: One size fits one

There can be grace in not knowing and there is silent revolution in taking steps forward despite fear and self-doubt. It can be empowering to work on yourself and build fundamental trust in who you are so you can move beyond knowing that you will be by your own side. 9 things that represent healing for me.