When You Enjoy the Journey, Magic Happens

My fiance and I spent some time joking around trying to learn a salsa dance to a YouTube video and I told him how stiff he looked. I told him, “Don’t try too hard, because that’s when you mess up. Just have fun with it.” In that moment, I said, “wow, what a blog post”, and now here we are. …

@mentallywhole Takes Over Our Insta to Share Her Journey

Ashley Nelles, the warrior behind the Instagram account @mentallywhole, will be taking over our Insta Stories today to share her mental health journey! Happy Friday! “I don’t remember a time when I didn’t struggle with my mental health. As a child, it was separation and anxiety. I began therapy in elementary school and again in middle school. I started antidepressants …

Caitlin Takes Over Our Insta as She Celebrates Over One Year Sober

Hey all! My name is Caitlin, and I am a grateful, recovering alcoholic. My one year sobriety date was June 25, 2019. Along with the addiction I have been battling, I have also dealt with mental health disorders as long as I can remember, going back into my teen years. Severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, as well as …

Relinquishing Control, Trusting the Universe

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Raise your hand if you are someone who likes things done on your timeline, and absolutely no other timeline other than yours. My hand is definitely one of the highest in the room! So many of us, including myself, are impatient and want things done how we want them and when we want them. …

Nonnegotiables

Can you believe it’s almost August? I certainly can’t. This summer has flown by in so many ways. I’ve developed remarkable friendships so quickly. I’ve fallen in love with Washington D.C. so quickly. I’ve grown into a new version of myself so quickly. I’ve gained such clarity in my career ambitions so quickly. But this summer hasn’t flown by in …

Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating

by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You Some of the best advice my coach ever gave me was to “Just be Ivy, because Ivy’s pretty great”. He told me this during my junior year of college and it has something that has stuck with me ever since. But even when he told me, I never really knew who Ivy was. My …