a friend to yourself first

something i have always been fascinated by is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  while many modern day scholars regard this theory as underdeveloped, i believe there to be great merit in it.  the hierarchy outlines our most basic of needs like food and leads to more abstract concepts such as self actualization.  according to maslow, once… Continue reading a friend to yourself first


I have struggled with an eating disorder for the better part of my life.  I remember as a little girl waking up in the morning everyday, brushing my hair, and actually telling myself aloud how pretty I was.  I truly believed in my own beauty and light.  Around the time I hit puberty, that stopped. … Continue reading introduction