What does it actually mean to “listen to your body”? And why is it such a big deal?

What does it actually mean to “listen to your body”? And why is it such a big deal?

You know what it’s like. Having that friend who can eat taco bell, drink vanilla bean frappuccunios and snack on gummy worms all day but STILL has washboard abs year-round. Meanwhile you work hard to stay in shape, eat right, not too much and make an effort to workout (sometimes) but for some reason, you never look like her. I used to do the EXACT same thing for years - until I learned the holy grail of what it actually means to listen to MY body.

How To Be Content When You’re Unhappy – [Start Seeing Your Life Through Rose Colored Glasses instead of a Carnival Mirror]

How To Be Content When You’re Unhappy – [Start Seeing Your Life Through Rose Colored Glasses instead of a Carnival Mirror]

It was one of those weeks…. The one where all you see are you flaws and all the ways your life could be better. You see your premature aging wrinkles coming through, feel the extra squish between your thighs, obsess over your frayed split ends, and how all your clothes seem like they’ve been worn [...]

What I’ve Learned from Unemployment PART 1 [To The Girl Who Finds Her Worth In Her Job – Or Anything Other Than God]

What I’ve Learned from Unemployment PART 1 [To The Girl Who Finds Her Worth In Her Job – Or Anything Other Than God]

Man, do I love a good ol pity party. It's really a specialty of mine. So much so that I've thought about adding it to my resume in times of unemployed desperation: "Self-proclaimed 'woe is me' expert. 24 years of hands-on self pity experience." When I envisioned my "dream career" all I saw were stilettos, [...]

How To Stop Self Sabotaging Your Weight Loss [Or Your Life In General]

How To Stop Self Sabotaging Your Weight Loss [Or Your Life In General]

Do you find yourself getting close to a Health goal (or a life goal in general) and then backsliding in bad habits once you reach a certain point? Read here for signs that you're self sabotaging your weight loss (or life general) and how to stop. ------ Okay... full transparency moment here: I've been writing this same post for a solid 3 weeks now. And I've literally found every reason in the world not to finish it. So I am bound and determined to finish this dang thing - because the irony of it is, I'm self sabotaging writing this post. And it's all because of perfectionism & unrealistic expectations. I feel unqualified to speak on something I still struggle with: Self Sabotage.

How Jessica went from an Eating Disorder to Christian Health Blogger

How Jessica went from an Eating Disorder to Christian Health Blogger

I mean, who doesn't love a good "come-back" story? There's nothing that will give you goose-bumps like hearing about someone who was dead in their sins and idols, being transformed by grace and using their past idols as a platform for Christ. And that's where Jessica comes in. So, Jessica is a Christian food/health blogger [...]

Why I Keep Failing – [I Know You Can Relate]

Why I Keep Failing – [I Know You Can Relate]

We hiked up our favorite mountain and I haven't felt worthless like that in years… I was completely dead. What used to feel like a cake walk, now was like trudging through sinking sand. All those years of track, half marathons & Spartan races - felt completely nonexistent. I knew that in the past so [...]

Why Eating Your Emotions Will Always Keep You Hungry – [Tips On How To Stop]

Why Eating Your Emotions Will Always Keep You Hungry – [Tips On How To Stop]

I know you can agree that there’s nothing better than a glass of vino or a box of thin-mints after a bad day... am I right? Turning on the Bachelor while tuning out the world. Just you, drama filled TV, and delectable sugar laden cookies. That first cookie: ahhhh, pure bliss. And that first glass of [...]