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 …

Emily Shares Her Mental Health Story As Part of Our #SpeakYourMind Series

My first signs of depression began when I was 12 years old.  I was bullied for years and became progressively more and more depressed.  I felt worthless and craved attention.  I put myself in vulnerable and dangerous positions and began distancing myself from those who actually loved me.  I could not find a way to escape the pain I was …

Trainer, Therapist and B3 Founder Talks About Merging Physical & Mental Wellness in Her Takeover

Kristen Feemster, a therapist, personal trainer, and the founder of Believe. Be Free. Be Well. LLC (B3) is taking over our instagram this week! Her passion for emotional and physical wellness has laid the foundation for B3’s mission of moving others towards freedom! As a woman of color in recovery, Kristen understands the importance of working through the hard stuff …

A Survivor’s #iAM1N5 Journey…

It’s #WarriorWednesday and also the first day of  Mental Health Month and today we are showing our love for everyone out there surviving and thriving by sharing the journey of one of our brave warriors who survived severe emotional, psychological, and financial abuse from her partner. But with the help of the Lindner Center of Hope, she survived. She’s strong. And she’s …

Beauty is Believing in Yourself & Knowing You are Worth It

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You When you hear the word “beauty”, what do you immediately think of? Do you think of outward appearance? Do you think of a celebrity who you always thought was drop dead gorgeous? Or do you think about internal beauty? Do you base your beauty off of what you see in the mirror or what …

I’m Erin and This Is My #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet, Erin Gardner, an Ohio University student, who lives with anxiety, depression, and has experienced self-harm and suicidal ideation.  Erin explains how diagnosed anxiety can feel indescribable, like you’ve done nothing and everything wrong all at the same time. We think Erin is so brave because she faced her fears of being honest with her doctor in front of her mom for …

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 …