Don’t Let Food Anxiety Control Your Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. Streets are lined with lights, kids are anticipating the end of classes, parents are checking off wish lists. The holiday season is fully upon us. For many, this time of year is filled with joy and love. Families reconnect and gather around the table. It often feels as if the world stands still for …

Two-Part Takeover Kicks Off Race Week

To kick off this year’s Warrior Run Virtual Race Week, we had a super special two-part takeover for #freeyourmindfriday! Brooke Kelly and Emma Benz took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and what the Warrior Run means to them. Check out their bios below! Brooke’s story: The Warrior Run each year marks another year I have stayed …

Psychology + Nursing Student Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Xavier University nursing and psychology student Emma Benz took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and recovery. Check out her bio below! Hi friends, my name is Emma Benz! This fall, I’ll be starting my junior year at Xavier University as a nursing and psychology student. Outside of the classroom, I am an …

Intuitive Eating Counselor Takes Over Insta Stories

For #freeyourmindfriday, Kaitlin Bolt-Lovett, RD, LD Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, RYT 200/500, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health and relationships with food. Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she had to say! Kaitlin Bolt-Lovett is a Registered Dietitian whose private practice embraces each unique individual and works to empower …

@galiacollaborative Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Dr. Ashley Solomon, founder of Galia Collaborative, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental wellness. Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she has to say! Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Galia Collaborative, an organization dedicated to elevating the impact of …

Embrace Your Imperfections

By Kayla Wood Perfection is impossible. Can we all agree on that? Striving for perfection is unrealistic, but when you struggle with an eating disorder, that fact often gets lost. I have been in recovery from anorexia for about seven years, and I remember believing that if I just lost a few more pounds, if I just kept restricting a …

Take Control

By Kayla Wood Life can get ahead of you sometimes. And when it does, you have to fight to take back control.  As someone living with manic depressive disorder, I have to fight to take control a lot, especially when I feel myself slipping into either a manic or depressive state. Over the past few weeks, I could feel myself …

One Bite at a Time

By Kayla Wood Recovery is a long process, often a lifelong process for those that live with mental illness. And it doesn’t always look linear. Sometimes we fall back into old habits that we know are not good for us. Sometimes we take huge steps forward and learn from our mistakes. Either way, we are growing. My own recovery often …

Loving Yourself No Matter Your Size

Trigger Warning: Eating disorder, weight loss, body image  Loving myself at every size has been a huge battle for most of my life. Can you relate? Call it self-love, self-respect, self-care, or self-worth—it all boils down to these questions: How much do you love yourself, even when you mess up or stumble?  How do you protect yourself from toxic people, …