Body Image Issues

During the time that I was sick, I lost a lot of weight. Feeling thin and beautiful was intoxicating. While my physical health has healed, I am still having issues repairing my relationship with my body.


In today’s post, I discuss how I cope with rumination. It’s hard to constantly dwell on the past. Not only that, it can lead to depression. Maybe a few of my coping skills will help you out the next time your thoughts are spiraling downward.

Hula Hoop Flow

I’m writing a memoir, so I decided to share a segment of it. This post is about finding flow while hula hooping. At the beginning, I touch upon feelings of grief and hopelessness.

Glimmer of Sunlight

When the storm sweeps you underwater and you’re hit with a deep mind-numbing depression, I want you to have hope faith that things will change.

Lost Artwork, Lost Voice

Sometimes I wonder why I have a hard time saying “no,” to others. I wasn’t always this way. I reflected on my experience in school and wrote this post. I realize that the educational system may be causing kids to feel like they do not know what is best for themselves.

Getting Held Back

Getting held back in middle school did a number on my self-esteem. I wanted to remind you that you are enough. You are beautiful. You are worthy. Being vulnerable and sharing your story may help boost your sense of self-worth.

How to Express Anger

Unexpressed anger is ROUGH! In today’s post, I will share a few of my personal experiences with deep anger and offer a few tips for ways to express your anger in a healthy way.

Food Poisoning (Part 2)

Coping with an unexplained medical issue is never easy. I thought that giving up hope may offer some relief, but I was wrong. Hanging on to hope in times of stress is a must.

Food Poisoning (Part 1)

I went down a rocky and backwards journey with this mysterious GI illness. Before any healing happened, there was a lot of pain and confusion.

Annie Vs. Appendix

My appendix ruptured the day after I graduated from college. Let me tell you, it HURT! If you’re in pain, don’t wait to seek help.


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