I Am a Recovering Perfectionist

While going for a run, I had this thought that I am a recovering perfectionist. I am recovering in this very moment, as I sit on the rocks by the beach and take my time rather than continuing my workout. I am recovering as I take in the view and allow myself to just be. But I haven’t always been …

You Have Grown, And Just Like a Flower, You Will Bloom

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about growth. We all grow in so many ways, that we often don’t even acknowledge. You are doing things today, you once thought were impossible, no matter how big or how small. Maybe you always dreamed of getting your college degree, but the journey to accomplishing that …

How Emma’s Smashing Stigma By Sharing Her Story

As a varsity field hockey player in high school, I wanted to be the best. I wanted to work harder, run faster, and be a more skillful athlete than anyone else on the field. I started eating “clean” and running outside of practice time. I became increasingly obsessed with my reflection in the mirror and the calories on my plate. …

I’m Patrick and this is my 1N5 journey…

It’s #WarriorWednesday! Meet Patrick, former UC quarterback, who lives with severe anxiety, mild depression, and perfectionism. As a successful athlete at an early age, Patrick experienced perfectionism at it’s highest which led to crippling anxiety, and also, sadly he experienced bullying even from his own teammates. Now, as an adult he’s driven to be successful following his passions of owning his …

Patrick Coyne from Black Sheep Performance Takes Over for #FREEYOURMINDFRIDAY

Our friend, Patrick Coyne, shared some of (video coming soon) his story with our warriors before taking over our IG story BRIGHT & EARLY Friday morning to show how he’s doing big things in his life despite struggles with depression, anger and anxiety from traumas in life. 💚 “I struggle with not knowing how to deal with my feelings, much of which …

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 …