Here’s Why Approval Can’t Be Your Ultimate Goal

Step 1: Ask yourself, did I actually do anything disrespectful to this person who does not seem to like me? If you feel like the answer is YES, Maybe it is time to chat with that person about the situation and hopefully resolve it. Apologize when necessary and be careful not to hold on to […]

All We Have Is All We Need: The Truth About Comparison

I’ve struggled with comparison ever since I can remember. As a child, one of the words we learn early on is “mine,” and as much as I hate to admit it, the word has stuck with me ever since. Now, you might be tempted to stop reading here because you’ve heard all the comparison talks […]

Ideals of Beauty

I lose myself looking into the mirror Forget who I am beneath the skin Wonder if the girl inside is still there Thinking could it all be different If I could change the person standing here . . Isn’t it easier to wish we could be like the person standing over there? Comparing ourselves to […]

An Open Letter to All the Girls With Scars

Before you quit reading and roll your eyes, hear me out. This is not a cry to love yourself and this is not a beg for you to just look on the brighter side of things. I am not talking at you or even to you but to myself. I am 7 months clean of self-harm. It was […]

The Bully Within: Stop Taking Crap from Yourself

No one likes a bully, but let’s take a step back and discuss a type of bullying that never gets talked about. Have you ever thought for a moment that maybe YOU bully you? Self-bullying is a demoralizing behavior that has to stop. It’s way easier to bully ourselves then to bully those that you […]

The “Perfect Body” Will Never Make You Happy

Obtaining the “perfect body” will never make you happy. I can say this because I used to believe it would. I really wanted it to make me happy and I fought for it with everything I had. I portioned my food and I lived in the gym. The scale became my friend and my enemy […]

Learning to Let Go: The Story of Embracing ALL of Who We Are

I remember the first day I looked at myself differently. My hair a disheveled mess, my glasses a bit too big for my face staring back at me in a smudged bathroom mirror. I knew this was as good as it was going to get. This was the face God had given me and for […]

Women, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Some women strive to achieve what they perceive to be the perfect body. They obsess over what they eat, how much they weigh and how often they exercise. However, this desire to drastically lose weight and eat less could result in an eating disorder. It is not easy to come to grips with an eating […]


Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought “This is how I look? This is my face?” You study every inch of your face, your body. You see every single flaw and the longer you stare at your reflection, you see more things you hate. You start to see the things people have made […]