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: 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: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t

So, let me start this off by saying that I LOVE this guy’s family. We still have a “good” relationship and they are supportive of different events in my life – like my TEDx talk. Which honestly, means a lot to me.
But, what messed me up with this relationship, was the expectations created from thinking that he was the one.   Continue reading “Uncomfortable: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t”

Uncomfortable: Raw Beauty | Chillin with No Makeup on

We are told that we need to be “dimes” all the time. That our hair and makeup have to be perfect. That we can’t have an ounce of fat on us. That our outfit better be “on point”. Why? Because society has said so? Beauty is beauty, everyone is beautiful in their own way – and raw beauty is b-e-a-uuuuutiful. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Raw Beauty | Chillin with No Makeup on”

Uncomfortable: Are Our “Traditions” Soon to be a Way of the Past?

So, as I was stumbling through some blogs the other day I came across this: School Cancels Mother’s and Father’s Day Activities to Respect Non-Traditional Families. I mean, I know we are so worried about constantly being politically correct (PC), but SERIOUSLY?! You’ve got to be kidding me. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Are Our “Traditions” Soon to be a Way of the Past?”

Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?

I’ve had this conversation many times with many different people, but I want to know how YOU feel about this topic… I should start by telling you that I have my CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit and I grew up in a military household, that is pro guns and pro responsibility.
I believe that responsible, CCW carrying citizens, should be allowed to carry on college campuses – let’s discuss why, shall we… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Gun Control | Should Concealed Carry be Allowed on Campus?”