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Nov 01
2016

Why body love matters

  It matters because it takes space in our heart + soul to dislike ourselves.   This is space that has the potential to be filled with better stuff.   Like love, creativity, acceptance + patience.   I know the struggle first hand of feeling trapped in a body that you wish you could change.   It was my reality for a good part of my twenties.   Lately, I've been feeling at home in my body, at peace with what is. This did not really come a...

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Feb 29
2016

10 Instagram accounts that I LOVE

  Instagram can be a endless chase down a dark and lonely rabbit hole.   It can also be a place where friendships are made, vulnerability is shared, and genuine inspiration found.   The other day unbeknownst to me I was featured in a post of the Top 10 #bodypositivity IG accounts. It was kind of totally awesome.   Allow me to share 10 Instagram accounts (and people) that I LOVE.   To access the IG accounts simply click on the picture.   1....

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Jan 07
2016

Feeling Free and at Home in my Body Part 5: “Fit” and trapped to free at last

Listen to the blog here!                                                                    Photo Credit: Filsophie   Happy New Year and welcome back!   Hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas and a crazy or quiet New Years.   I was flying a lot around Christmas but was lucky to have the 25th off.  I was in the sky for New Years, but with a great crew so I'm not complaining.   Back in 2015 (because it was so long ago ;)) ...

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Nov 26
2015

Feeling Free and at home in my body Part 4: Thank you cultures other than mine.

Listen to me read the blog here                                                 Image by: Tabitha Lewis   And I'm back...   The next part of my story took a lot of drafts because, well I didn't want to offend anybody. That said, I may well. Please know, it is not my intention. My desire is to build bridges, thank, and continue to share my story (I actually considered not sharing this in fear of being misunderstood).   Thank you cultur...

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Nov 13
2015

Feeling Free and at Home In my body Part 3: University

To listen to me read the blog click here.                                                    Photo Credit: Tabitha Lewis     Holy Wow.   Just wanted to say a quick "thanks" to you guys for reading this story and interacting with it. I guess I didn't realize how "vulnerable" I was getting until I started receiving some feedback after my last post: Germany. This journey is a story that I have been meaning to share for a long time. It's also not u...

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Nov 07
2015

Feeling free and at home in my body Part 2: Germany

To listen to me read the story click here.                                    Photo Credit + Make up: Filosophie   Welcome back! Last week I shared what started my roller coaster ride with my body image and food, if you missed it, find the Red Dress story here. This week I'm diving into one of the best and yet most challenging years of my life abroad.   Germany After high school I took a year off to be an "Au Pair" (nanny) to a family with four kids. Germ...

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