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: 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: Are you “settling”?

Never settle. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard a million times. But, what is “settling”? Settling in our careers, our relationships, our lives… Have we settled ourselves into complacency? Is “settling” for x(reality) over y(dreams) the new norm? Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Are you “settling”?”

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?”

Uncomfortable: Drinking | 3 Reasons You Should Stop

We all like to knock them back, some more than others – everyone has their own way of coping with life and its events. And I’m not knocking drinking, I’m a total wino – however, there are more than a few reasons why we should all relax on the amount we consume. (And for the record, just because you stop, or slow down, doesn’t make you a quitter!!!)   Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Drinking | 3 Reasons You Should Stop”

Uncomfortable: I Got Laid Off…

I’ve had a job since I was 15 years old – I am now 26 and I was just laid off, due to budget cuts. This is the first time that I have NOT had a job in my adult life. I went from being sad, to being mad, to feeling like a piece of garbage. Having a job has always been a part of my identity. So, what do you do when a piece of you is removed from the picture? Unwillingly mind you… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: I Got Laid Off…”

Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields | 3 Tips to Not Lose Your Soul

I took a business ethics class during my undergrad, and the first day of class my teacher walked in and said, “So, this class is a complete oxymoron”. We all laughed – but at that time I believed what she said to be true. We were in New York, and how could you not think about Wall Street or the banking scandal a few years ago…?
However, times are changing, and unethical businesses aren’t lasting long anymore. Consumers, as well as employees, are demanding change! So, what can you do, what steps can you take, to feel like you still have your soul intact after a long day at work? You certainly don’t want to feel like you have to sell it to the highest bidder.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields | 3 Tips to Not Lose Your Soul”