Loving You at Every Shape and Size

TW: weight, weight loss, scale, disordered eating, restricting It's not an overstatement or exaggeration to say that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In fact, I think I was in the 8th grade the first time I joined Weight Watchers and started dieting. I'm sure I was one of the youngest people… Continue reading Loving You at Every Shape and Size

Be less human and more human(e)

My mom raised my sisters and me to always say "good morning" to those we knew and to strangers on the street. She raised us to say "bless you" when someone sneezes. She raised us to follow the Golden Rule: to treat people with kindness and compassion. And somewhere down the line, I started to… Continue reading Be less human and more human(e)

Step Into Your Limelight

Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with all things British. I listened to the Spice Girls on repeat, I had the Princess Diana Beanie Baby locked in a protective case, and I even perfected a British accent that I would force upon anyone who would listen. And not much has changed… Continue reading Step Into Your Limelight

Motivational Monday: Just Breathe

Last week was a pretty awful week. Zooming in on me, I had a really difficult few days at work, struggled with homework and quizzes, was unable to balance my personal and professional life (but what's new?), and found myself feeling run down and sick. I tried so hard to jump over hurdle after hurdle,… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Just Breathe

Motivational Monday: Comparison Kills

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? I know I can't be the only one who reaches for my phone and checks social media, right? In fact, I even find myself scrolling through everyone's pictures and status updates multiple times a day. "How can they afford that?" "Wow, they're living their best… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Comparison Kills

Dear Reader…

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about Kermit Says... The inception, the journey, the hurdles, and the incredible victories. Kermit Says... started nearly five years ago. The idea came after speaking to a group of then-eighth-grade students at my former elementary school, and it only grew with the help of my high school students,… Continue reading Dear Reader…

Motivational Monday: Be a Game Changer

This weekend was filled with triggering news that I’m sure brought up anxiety and all sorts of emotions. And as I shared on the Kermit Says... Facebook and Instagram pages, there is no right or wrong way to react. We are all fully-formed humans with valid feelings and experiences that have shaped our very being.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Be a Game Changer

Thoughtful Thursday: Reclaiming My Time

By now you've likely heard about Congresswoman Maxine Waters famously and appropriately interrupting Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during last week's House Financial Services Committee meeting. If you haven't seen the video, I've linked it here, but essentially Maxine (we're now on a first name basis) asks a very clear and direct question that Mnuchin "responds"… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Reclaiming My Time

Wellness Wednesday: Getting Headspace

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! Yesterday marked ten straight days of guided meditation with the mindfulness app, Headspace. Unfortunately, ten days of Headspace also means my free trial is up. Great! Now how am I supposed to find clarity and focus and also reduce my stress and anxiety (sarcasm)? While I think of new, free ways… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Getting Headspace

Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs

I have a friend who is so terrified of literally everything, she practically sits at home and hibernates. She's even rarely willing to engage in serious conversations because she's afraid of the possible outcome. Sometimes it gets to the point where she sabotages her own relationships. Now, if you're thinking "this doesn't sound like much… Continue reading Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs