@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 …

Licensed Therapist and Mindset Coach, Haneen, Spreads Self-love on the Gram

This week, Haneen Ahmad, licensed therapist and mindset coach takes over our instagram to share her passion for supporting women on their journey to self-love and empowerment. In our household, I grew up the oldest of 4 children, one of which had a disability called Prader-Willi Syndrome. From a young age, I knew I wanted a future career centered around …

Rejecting Helplessness, Choosing You

Two words: impending doom. If you’re a student (or have ever been a student), you can probably relate to the fact that “impending doom” is the best way to characterize this time of the year. We are dangerously close to final exams. It’s that frustrating time when you start to feel the pressure of studying for exams but are also …

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 …

Body Image Expert, Dr. Morgan Francis Takes Over Our Gram from the ‘Know Tribe Summit’

Dr. Morgan Francis is taking over our Instagram this week to talk all things mental health AND…she’ll be coming to us from a women’s conference, the Know Tribe Summit! Dr. Francis is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. She is the owner of Scottsdale Premier Counseling, in Scottsdale, Arizona. At her private practice she treats …

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 …