A New Approach to An Old Dream

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Being an athlete defined me. I ran track from the age of 8 to 22. The first question when I saw old friends was often centered around track. Until this day, people still greet me as the “track star”. You could imagine that when I decided to hang up my spikes, not pursue a …

I’m Tyler and this is my 1N5 journey…

Meet Tyler, who is overcoming alcoholism one day at a time and has been sober for FIVE YEARS now! Tyler’s story is so relatable and honest. He remembers the period of denial and comparison to others: “No. I’m just like everyone else. I go out. I have fun. I get hammered. I move on. Except…I couldn’t. Because I can see …

Within Every ‘No’, There’s a ‘Yes’

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You So often we begin to chase after a goal that we have, and all we hear from everyone is no. “No you can’t do that, no you shouldn’t do that, no that isn’t possible, no we can’t help you, no, no, no, no”. Hearing no from people when we present our ideas is discouraging, …

My Story Continues

My Story Continued… Hi, My name is Olivia Griffith, you probably recognize my name from my original 1N5 video I did less than a year ago. Trust me, I didn’t think I’d be writing another piece to share with the world another diagnosis and it’s not easy. I have written a piece for “Love Thy Enemy” on top of my …

Lauren’s 1N5 Journey

My name is Lauren, I am a junior at the University of Cincinnati and I live with depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and have experienced suicide ideations in the past. Growing up, people would probably have described me as a happy, positive, motivated and a social girl. But in my sophomore year of college, things started to spiral out of …

More Than Just a Number on a Scale

by Ivy from BeautifullySimplyYou “Get on the scale.” “Let’s see what you are weighing in at today.” “We’ve got to get you down to 130.” This is what I heard every day at track practice in the weight room. I was constantly weighing in. At first it was fun for me, as a freshman I was put on a diet …

Life to the Fullest

Empty. The word that describes what my heart felt during middle school. A once bubbly, passionate girl suddenly had the life sucked out of her. Peers and parents constantly asked me, “Where did our Anna go?”, and I had no response. I was left feeling unmotivated, fearful, and unworthy. These feelings grew worse as the transition into high school and …