Uncomfortable: Stereotypes | Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

So, I’m dancing in the Jack Tent this year at the Reno Rodeo... if you’re from Reno you know that the Jack Tent is the place to be during Rodeo. It’s a blast and it is known for its dancers. Myself, and three other fine ladies, make up that group this year.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Stereotypes | Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”

Uncomfortable: The Gym and an Eating Disorder

Getting back into the gym after having an eating disorder can be tricky, and it sure isn’t easy. It is easy however, to get carried away and become addicted to something else – that could potentially give you the same result as the eating disorder had: being (or wanting to be) the thinnest person in the room, i.e. “the drive for thinness“. Which we all know, is NOT GOOD. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: The Gym and an Eating Disorder”

Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa

This is not a comfortable conversation at all, but that’s what this blog is all about, right? Honesty?!
A lot of people look at eating disorders as a “phase” in someone’s life. But, what many people don’t understand, and what most of us (who have had an eating disorder) go through, is wayyyyyy more complicated than a phase. An eating disorder is a mindset, and changing that mindset and your ideas about your body, isn’t always easy. For me, this has proven to be a constant battle…  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa”

Uncomfortable: Being in Debt Before You Begin Life

A while back I wrote a blog about higher education and how it pretty much blows. Then, last night my boyfriend sent me this video – JP nails it… legitimately. Please, take a couple minutes and check out this video; then we’ll have another uncomfortable conversation 🙂  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Being in Debt Before You Begin Life”

Uncomfortable: Freedom of Speech | Does it Still Exist?

More than five different Conservative events, on college campuses, have been cancelled since the beginning of this year due to violence, or the threat of violence against the scheduled speakers.
Milo Yiannopoulos had two events cancelled at the beginning of the year. One at UC Davis in January and one at UC Berkeley in February.
At the Berkeley event – all hell broke loose, literally. The protestors caused about $100,000 in damage – breaking windows, throwing rocks, and setting a generator and some trees on fire on campus. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Freedom of Speech | Does it Still Exist?”

Uncomfortable: Non-Negotiables | 3 Tips for Sticking to Your Guns

A couple blogs ago I wrote about the importance of non-negotiables in a relationship. But, not all of us have defined our “non-negotiables” for life. The promises we make to our friends and family, to our bosses, ourselves, and our lovers. Non-negotiables are the things in life that you are not willing to negotiate on, the beliefs you will fight tooth and nail over and for.
They follow your ideals and values and outline what you will and will not accept from others – as well as what you will and will not accept from yourself. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Non-Negotiables | 3 Tips for Sticking to Your Guns”

Uncomfortable: Expectations – Are We Setting Ourselves up for Failure?

Recently I wrote a blog about relationships and expectations that we set for ourselves when we believe certain wheels have been set in motion. But, we set expectations for ourselves in multiple areas of our lives. In doing so, are we setting ourselves up for failure? Are we creating unreasonable, or unattainable, ideals?  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Expectations – Are We Setting Ourselves up for Failure?”