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

a forgiveness letter to my body

dear body, its been a long journey together, and i guess you’ve been with me since the start.  its funny to think that when people go to their OBGYN, they obsess about how big the baby is.  one week the baby is the size of a lemon, the next week the baby is a grapefruit.… Continue reading a forgiveness letter to my body

introduction

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