The Stories You Tell Yourself

It’s often said that change is the only constant in life. In the month that’s passed since my last blog post, this sentiment has been my biggest point of reflection. Every day, I wake up before the sun rises and I am alone with my thoughts. I find myself gravitating toward the same introspection each morning, the same yearning for …

@Fleurdelisspeaks from Instagram Shares How Handwritten Self-Love Notes Have Changed Her Life

On January 9, 2018, life came crashing into me out of nowhere and rocked me to my core. Literally. I was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident on my way to work that morning, sustained a concussion, and a traumatic brain injury. And I haven’t been the same since… It’s crazy hard. To type. To read. To accept. To …

When Our Self-Care Instincts Fail, There’s Mom

First and foremost, I’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! I have no idea how you ladies do what you do on a daily basis (although I have a lingering suspicion that there’s some kind of magical, superpower-type thing at play here). Seriously, I’ve seen my mom handle some pretty difficult challenges over …

The Power of Intentionality

Happy April, 1N5 family! We are leaving January, February, and March behind, which means that the first quarter of 2019 is officially over. At least in Columbus, we’re finally having some less frigid and snowy days. The sun is starting to shine a little brighter and the air is starting to feel a little warmer. I wouldn’t say that spring …

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 …

Self-Love is Patient And Kind

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Self-love is patient. Self-love is kind. Self-love takes time. Self-love is difficult but self-love is undeniably beautiful. What does self-love mean to you? Really think about that question. Too often we don’t think about loving ourselves, we think about the love we give to others and we forget there should be a whole lot …

Redefining Your Superwoman with Dr. Zoe Shaw

Dr. Zoe Shaw, licensed psychotherapist, wife and mother of five is sharing her passion for women empowerment with our warriors by taking over our Instagram! Dr. Zoe Shaw is also a motivational speaker, radio show host, life coach and fitness fanatic. She is passionate about helping women attain that illusive work/ life/ self/ relationship balance by cultivating healthy minds and …