I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how you never truly know what’s going on in another person’s life.  We often put on a mask and pretend like we’re fine but how much better could life be if we were all honest with each other? Allowed ourself to feel and be vulnerable? How much less […]

chronic illness, grief, life transitions

November 13, 2023

hey, how are you? …no really, how are you?

Does it seem like a radical idea to accept yourself as you are today? I know it’s not that easy. I understand how hard it is to struggle with that negative voice inside your head. The one that tells you you’ll never be good enough, strong enough, confident enough. That you can’t do it. That […]

Body Image

May 17, 2023

If hating yourself into change worked, it would have worked by now.

In 2019 I won a photoshoot with a local photographer I admired. At first I was SO excited. I never won things & as a dancer I was bursting with photoshoot possibilities. Then when time came to actually book the shoot I froze. My body image & self worth were in such a low place […]

Body Image

January 12, 2023

Take the photos

15 years. I’ve been anticipating this day. From this day forward I’ve officially lived more of my life with type 1 diabetes than without. I don’t remember life before diabetes, & what started with finger picks and insulin injections is now cgm alarms and fighting with hybrid closed loop systems. Autoimmune diseases tend to cluster […]

chronic illness

January 12, 2023

15 years.

Yeah, I said it. Having society’s “ideal” body won’t make you instantly happier. You might not believe me until you see it yourself but you won’t be happier when you lose those 10-20 pounds, because it’s not the weight that matters. It’s totally fine if you want to make a change in your body – […]

Body Image

November 18, 2022

Having the “trendy” body won’t make you happy

Let’s stop overcomplicating things for a minute. If you want to feel better throughout the day and recover properly between workouts, you don’t NEED fancy supplements or recovery equipment. Spending time focusing on these habits can greatly improve your quality of life and recovery 1. Make sleep a priority (7-9hrs ideally). 2. Move more throughout […]

Recovery, Rest Days, Stress Relief

March 31, 2022

7 Habits to Increase Your Quality of Life

Breathing is most often an unconscious action but it can get out of whack in times of stress, anxiety and panic. Learning to control your breath can lower stress, manage your emotional state, calm the nervous system and improve long-term health. Box breathing has been used and endorsed by Navy SEALs to combat high stress […]

Stress Relief

February 4, 2022

Stress Relief Tips: Box Breathing

Taking time to rest is an act of self care. It might sound counterintuitive but rest days are vital for muscle development, strength gains and overall progression from your workouts. Workouts stress your body, so your body adapts to compensate for the stress. To adapt, your muscles grow stronger resulting in you being able to […]

Rest Days

November 20, 2021

Are you afraid to take a rest day?

I remember being 4 years old, watching my mom on flexing on stage as a bodybuilding competitor. As I grew up I was always in awe of how strong she was and it was my dream to be as strong as her – to compete in bodybuilding just like her. I did try in 2014-2015, […]

Body Image

October 31, 2021

Powerlifting changed me. For the better.

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