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 …

Finding Balance

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Have you ever sat on a seesaw and tried to make it level out in perfect balance? It’s pretty difficult! Life can often look like that, a very difficult balancing act. In life, we are often trying to juggle multiple jobs, multiple demands, multiple friends and multiple feelings. How can we possibly handle being …

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 …

Loving Your Vessel

***Disclaimer: This week’s Self-Care Sunday post deals with societal pressures to have a perfect body and discusses topics such as diet culture and restriction. This post is not about eating disorders but could be potentially triggering for those who have experienced eating disorders or something similar. Please take care of yourself if this is a sensitive topic for you! The …

Life Is Most Beautiful When It’s Imperfect

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you are busy it can be hard to stop and enjoy the present moment. Quite honestly, this week has been incredibly busy, so much so that I haven’t had the time I usually dedicate to a project I love to do – writing a blog post every week for all of you. It …

Spring4Life 2019 Creates More Opportunities for Change in the Queen City

Saturday, April 6, 2019 On Saturday night, 430 members of our community, passionate to create change in our community, came together to raise awareness and funding for evidence-based mental health programming in local schools.  This lively and energetic event, held at the artistically designed Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, sold out for the second consecutive year. This year, our audience witnessed …

One Word = A Complete Sentence

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on how I show up in the world. I know that sounds pretty vague but stick with me. I think there is this continuum of how we can show up and it ranges from active to passive, deliberate to accidental. This isn’t something inherent to each person. I think people can shift …