Top 10 Ways You’re Holding Yourself Back

"I am my own worst enemy" is not just a line in a catchy song from the early 2000s -- it's also a reality that many of us live every day of our lives. It wasn't until I was assigned a blog post on Impostor Syndrome by one of my clients at Millennial Pink Media…

Gentle Nutrition Tips for the Anti-Dieter

While sitting in my therapist's office, I came to an important realization: I haven't stopped viewing food in black and white terms. I've simply flipped the way I see it. Back in the earliest days of my eating disorder, I saw the world in black and white: I categorized foods as 'good' and 'bad,' and…

Your Mood Through the Seasons

Autumn is my favorite season -- but as the summer sunshine fades away into a cool breeze; the pink roses wilting and giving way to fall leaves, I nonetheless find myself dreading the change every year. Why, you ask? Because the weather negatively impacts how I experience symptoms of depression. And the change in seasons…

Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Body positivity: it's powerful. For Megan Jayne Crabbe -- a.k.a. @bodyposipanda -- it literally saved her life. Megan embarked on her first diet in elementary school, only to develop severe anorexia nervosa that threatened to take her life. Flash forward years later, and Megan discovered the body positivity movement on Instagram. Using body positivity to…

Reacting to Meredith Foster

Whenever I see something that compels me to write, I sit down and write it immediately. And that's exactly what happened when I watched Meredith Foster's recent video where she shared her eating disorder story. Growing up, Meredith was one of the first female YouTubers I discovered and looked up to. I followed her before…

Fact Check: Gun Violence and Mental Health

"Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger," Trump said, following two mass shootings in 13 hours. "Not the gun." He then went on to suggest "involuntary confinement" for the mentally ill when "necessary." As Buzzfeed's headline declared, Trump blamed the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio (three hours away from my apartment on…