Learning What It Means to Celebrate Myself

When is the last time you looked at yourself and really felt proud of yourself or truly celebrated all of your progress? When you accomplish something, are you looking inward and clapping for yourself, or waiting on someone else to clap for you? I have written a post before on being your own best cheerleader, but I think I am beginning …

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 …

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 …

Spring Clean Your Mind

So I slipped into another YouTube wormhole this weekend. After last week’s reflection on saying “no” and drawing personal boundaries, I decided to have a full weekend dedicated to spending quality time with myself. After my spring break trip, I knew I needed to turn down every single invitation and take a few days to just do whatever felt good …

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 …

From Grind to Thrive

Our words are so powerful. I’ve touched on this before, on how we pour our energy out into the world and absorb others’ in return. What we say matters. Our message matters. This is pretty intuitive. We have the opportunity to be kind, to be supportive, to be witty, to be cold, to be curious, to be offensive. We have …