Posts tagged mental health
8 Confidence Boosting Tips For Embracing All That You Are

This year feels like it was the turning point in my life. Every year feels like a chapter has ended and a new one is about to begin, but this year feels like a whole book ended and the sequel is about to begin (leave it to me to use book comparisons).

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Three Year Blogiversary: What I've learned Through It All

Wow. Just WOW you guys. Celebrating my third blogiversary and 20K milestone all in one week feels so surreal. When I think back on these past three years making Blonde Gone Clean my life, it’s hard to wrap my head around how much I’ve changed, grown and gained through this platform.

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How Being Hospitalized For Ulcerative Colitis Changed My Life

I’ve tried sitting down to write this post for a long time now. I even tried starting it in the hospital, but I needed time. Time to process, to think, to shake the fear and nerves a little more. Time to really, truly reflect on what the hell I had just been through, how it has changed me, reshaped my outlook on life and how my life will change moving forwards.

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Overcoming Rest Day Anxiety: 10 Tips to Help You Fall in Love With Rest Days

It’s crazy to me that I can be so okay with rest days now. Scratch that – more than okay with rest days. I truly love my rest days and, dare I say, look forward to them. That doesn’t make me lazy, that doesn’t mean I don’t love working out and that doesn’t make me any less of a fitness guru. If anything, I’ve felt more in-tune with my passion for fitness since embracing rest days.

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Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

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Cultivating Passion When You're Feeling Stuck

Life has been a crazy whirlwind lately. I feel like I say that a lot, but it’s true. I feel like I never stop moving, studying, working, cooking, writing, doing homework… and I have to be honest it’s been getting really tiring. I’m worn out, worn down, sick of having to dedicate so much of my time to things I’m not passionate about. Things that keep me from doing the things I AM passionate about.

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Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

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6 Tips For a Healthy Finals Week

Current questions running through my mind: How many times can I wear the same pair of Lulus without anyone noticing? Have I really not washed my hair for three days (k but for real this is way healthier for your hair so don’t judge)?

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Confessions of a 21-Year-Old Grandma

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been called a grandma. Like honestly I literally can’t tell you because it happens that often. But you know what? I embrace the title now and call myself a grandma more often than not.

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Learning To Respect My Body

I haven’t run in almost two weeks. TWO WEEKS. Do you to know when the last time was that I didn’t run for two weeks? Before running even became my passion at least two years ago. And even then, I usually ran a couple of times a week

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Choosing Joy: Striking a Balance With Control & Being Receptive to Change

I’ll be the first to admit- I’m a perfectionist. I like my spaces to be clean and organized to a T, I like my schoolwork to be my best work every single time (I’ve chilled a little more on this thank goodness), I take way too much time editing photos.

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Learning To Let My Mind Slow Down Through Yoga

It took me quite a while to truly get into yoga becuase I used to get extremely impatient- my mind would wander in class wondering how much longer I had left and I’d get antsy. My life is very go, go, go. It starts early in the morning.

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Allowing Yourself To Be Irrational: Giving Yourself Grace & Being Gentle With Yourself

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected and you just have to let yourself be irrational in order to get back to your rational self. And she said you just have to accept that you’re being irrational and let yourself do it. Don’t overthink it and don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

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5 Ways Help You Love Yourself Better

Self-love: (noun) the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. The definition says self love is you acting in a particular way, but I think a huge component is thinking in a particular way as well.

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