Goals: Why they will make or break your wellness journey

It’s fitting that my first *real* post on here has to do with setting goals. We’re well into March, and most of the New-Years-Resolutioners have stopped coming to the gym. Some of y’all are still hanging in there. (I’m f*cking proud of you, keep it up!) My sneaking suspicion is this: those of you still hanging in there are the ones who set a “better” … Continue reading Goals: Why they will make or break your wellness journey

Dear Sixteen Year-Old Me

Hey. How are you? Wait, don’t answer that, let me guess… you think you’re “basically” an adult, and you feel like you have plenty of time. You can’t wait until you go to college, because you feel the near-certainty that comes with it: the inevitable independence, the guaranteed increase in knowledge. You’ve overgrown a city that feels like a small town, and your wings are … Continue reading Dear Sixteen Year-Old Me

What Surfing Has Taught Me About Dealing with Life

When I was 16, I picked up a surfboard for the first time in my life. (Coincidentally, I learned in the very place I’d find myself several years later, happily engaged. But we’re not there yet.) It was much larger than I’d expected, and took a lot of effort to move it across a beach. The wind was less than helpful, resisting all of my … Continue reading What Surfing Has Taught Me About Dealing with Life

Skin Deep, And Then Some: The Insidious Nature of Body Image

I generally consider myself a confident person. But I had a really weird body image day a few days ago. Some of my closest friends uploaded pictures of our amazing reunion in Chicago. I wore a makeshift crop top because it was hot as hell, and my friends encouraged me to do what is now trendy. While most of the pictures were great, I could not … Continue reading Skin Deep, And Then Some: The Insidious Nature of Body Image