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Wellness Wednesday – Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy the First White Dress

Wellness Wednesday – Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy the First White Dress

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! I was inspired to write about this particular topic after listening to a podcast by The Healthy Maven with Robyn Nohling as a guest. They chatted about many topics but one was engagement and avoiding manipulating your body to fit into a particular size or shape. I was reflecting on my own experience of engagement, and here are my thoughts and encouragements: After engagement, it seems like a million things happen and need to start…

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Love Your Summer – Wellness Wednesday

Love Your Summer – Wellness Wednesday

Latest Wellness Wednesday post on gearing up for summer and loving yourself just as you are. We’re approaching a season when media and diet culture are especially on fire trying to shame you into wanting to manipulate your body to be different, so arm yourself with the good truth of your own immeasurable beauty and value. Return to LOVING summer just like you did as a child!

Wellness Wednesday- Righteous Selfishness

Wellness Wednesday- Righteous Selfishness

What would it take for you to experience true wellness and optimal health? To fully, wholly and deeply be well. To be able to give out of fullness, rather than running on empty? A sweet friend of mine (and incredible photographer), Katie Rae, recently mentioned to me the concept of ‘righteous selfishness.‘ I had never heard this phrase, and certainly never put those words together in the context of wellness. What it boils down to (my paraphrased, interpreted version) is…

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Taking Back Healthy

Taking Back Healthy

One of the messages I’m passionate about sharing is how our culture has totally screwed up the meaning of “healthy.”  Our diet culture has taken this word that used to represent wellness and turned it into a monster. Today, healthy is used synonymously with “thin,” “dieting,” “exercise,” or a certain size, shape or calorie count. I’m SICK of it. I’m tired of feeling reluctant to even use #healthy on social media because I know the majority of other posts using…

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