Healing from Micro Trauma to Develop Self-Worth

I had the good fortune of visiting my brother, Ryan, in Boise last weekend. I hadn’t seen him in a year. We always have a great time together. We riff together better than I do with anyone else. We never go more than a few minutes without laughing really hard. A lot of the times … Continue reading Healing from Micro Trauma to Develop Self-Worth

I did a Boudoir Photo Shoot and Joined the Body Positivity Movement

For the last five or six years, I have wanted to be a nude model for an artist or art class. I’ve dreamed of my rubinesque body being sketched or (if I was really lucky) painted. When I lived in Chicago, I reached out to dozens of art schools, classes, workshops, and even individual professors, … Continue reading I did a Boudoir Photo Shoot and Joined the Body Positivity Movement

The time I got a vacation boyfriend (a la MK&A)

From the ages of 9 to roughly 12, I was obsessed with Mary Kate and Ashley. Especially their travel films. If you’re not familiar, MK & A did a shit ton of straight to VHS movies. In all of these movies, MK&A traveled the globe, visiting and moving to different locations.  Each one had a … Continue reading The time I got a vacation boyfriend (a la MK&A)

45 Thoughts During the 45 for 45 Challenge: Part 1

I have committed, with my friend Taryn, to a 45 for 45 challenge: sweating 45 minutes a day for 45 days in a row. I started jotting down my thoughts throughout the challenge and was surprised at how it's about so much more than fitness or health or losing weight. I'm on day 9, and so … Continue reading 45 Thoughts During the 45 for 45 Challenge: Part 1