30 Day Challenge: Growth

Every year I find myself motivated at the new year, and every year I find that motivation dwindle quickly as the weight of a year's worth of commitments weighs down my shoulders. Sound familiar? I allowed myself to remain in motivation limbo at the start of the month, because I was only at work for … Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Growth

On Finally Being “Healthy”

This post is brought to you by: my scale – changing the way I view myself every day. Yesterday I stood on my scale to find that for the first time in more than almost five years I am a “healthy” weight. If that wasn’t strange enough, it’s also the first time I can think … Continue reading On Finally Being “Healthy”

The One Where I’m Swimming

Today started as "fuck, it's Monday" and is coming to a lovely end as "I'm ready for Tuesday." I've struggled with sleeping since coming to Korea - I'm not sure if it's that my bed is a lot less comfortable (which it is), or that I'm stressed, or now if I'm coming up with some … Continue reading The One Where I’m Swimming

Effort Makes You

Mondays are for fresh beginnings. Mondays are for starting over. Mondays are for getting over that stupid post-school slump of watching reality shows in bed all day (when you aren't working), your diet and exercise habits so messed up from finals that you can't remember the last time you ate a vegetable. Mondays - today … Continue reading Effort Makes You

Give Yourself Your Best Chance

You're probably feeling the mid-term strain, the midterms and essays piling up and your face breaking out from stress. Don't worry, you're not alone, we are all incredibly stressed because this is the last stretch of the year before finals and there's a lot going on. We've abandoned our diets and exercise regimes, we're spending … Continue reading Give Yourself Your Best Chance

Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is this Sunday, and with it comes all sorts of feelings. Maybe you love Valentine's Day and you can't wait to spend it with your significant other. I'm not writing to you. If, instead, you really could live without all of the pink hearts and hand-holding this weekend, here are some ways to … Continue reading Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Take Care of Yourself

Here's a little reminder to: Make sure you're drinking enough water. Make sure you're eating enough. Have you had fruits and vegetables today? Make sure you'll get enough sleep tonight. When's the last time you talked to your mom? When's the last time you did something for you? Don't be afraid to tell someone when … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

5 Tips for Holding Yourself Accountable

By now we've reached the point in the year when we've all experienced a setback or two with our New Year's resolutions. Maybe you skipped working out for a week, or you got really busy with school and plans and forgot to apply for a job yet. That's perfectly okay. You're not a failure, you're … Continue reading 5 Tips for Holding Yourself Accountable

Seven Year-Old You

Little kids dream with their eyes shut and their minds wide open. They look past what the people in their lives are doing and search for the biggest hopes they could have for themselves. They are fearless, not yet having experienced disappointment or the anxiety that comes with risk. New Year's Resolutions beg for at … Continue reading Seven Year-Old You