12 Books By Women Authors to Read in 2020

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, but I do believe in goals -- and one of my goals for 2020 is to read a little bit every day. I also believe in elevating the voices of women, which is why this post is all about books by women authors you should read in 2020.…

Four Easy Ways to Feel More Confident in Your Body

Healing from bad body image is never easy -- and it certainly doesn't happen overnight. Sadly, there's no one step you can take to banish negative body image from your sight. Instead, healing from poor body image is a constant uphill battle. Some people are fighting for a lifetime; others, for months or years. But…

Learning to Be More Assertive

If you or someone you love is having thoughts of ending their life, I encourage you to contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741-741 to chat with the Crisis Text Line. Disclaimer: I am not a certified mental health professional. My advice is based solely on my experience as…

Gut Health Update: All About Endometriosis

You may have noticed that I've been quiet on the topic of my gut health recently. That's because, well, my doctor and I aren't quite sure if my gut's actually the problem! If you've heard of endometriosis, then you know how painful and debilitating this condition can be. (If not, I highly recommend reading The…

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s Office

Earlier today, I experienced the scenario that those of us with chronic health conditions have nightmares about: my doctor didn't believe me. The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most vulnerable relationships you'll ever have, especially if you have a chronic health condition that requires long-term care. So, when you bare your soul to your…

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Chronic Illness Warriors

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive a percentage of any purchases you make from my site. Links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! As much as I love Thanksgiving, I look forward to December every year because of my annual holiday gift guide posts. On my old blog, I've…

Five Reasons to Keep a Journal in Eating Disorder Recovery (+ 30 Prompts to Get You Started!)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment from a purchase you make through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! Confession: I have kept a diary since I was seven years old. My aunt got her first diary at this age, and bought me one…