Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Something that’s always been a struggle for me is feeling comfortable in my own skin.

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When I was little, I fussed over my hair being perfect and was annoyed that my stomach wasn’t flat in my Limited Too tank tops just like the other girl’s in my grade. As I got older, I spent a lot of time analyzing the proportion of my thighs to the rest of my body (were they too big?), but this was mainly because I danced 6 days a week and had to look at myself leaping and turning in a mirror that wasn’t so much a mirror but an entire wall.

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25 Days of Joy

I think one of the best parts about December is counting down until Christmas.

25 days of joy

When my sister and I were little, we had this Santa that could hang from any doorknob. He had 25 pockets on his coat and each day, you moved the little ribbon into the next one. I think my mom might have even put candy in the little pockets, but I don’t remember now. We called it our “Santa chart” and each day, Caroline and I switched off who’s turn it was to move the ribbon.

I’m sure many of you had a similar ritual, and now that we’re older, I thought we could start a new tradition.

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Natural Ways To Deal With Anxiety

Today I’m addressing one of my most frequently asked questions in my mental health question box.

*Deep breath.*

Do you take medication for anxiety? If not, how do you deal with it?

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I’ll let ya’ll know now, that I think the reason why it took me so long to share about my anxiety was because I was really hesitant to talk about medication and my experience with it. It’s no big deal to chat with your girlfriends about how much you love a Midol and a Diet Coke when you have terrible cramps and I’m the first person to have Advil for any ache and pain in my purse, but talking about anti-anxiety medication is…heavy.

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5 Self-Care Stocking Stuffers

On Christmas morning, my sister and I would sit in front of the tree, waiting for my family to wake up, and admire all the pristinely wrapped presents.

self care stocking stuffers

Each year, we were allowed to ask for 2 gifts. (That number increased to 3 as we got older and didn’t outgrow toys and clothes as quickly.) I’d point to which box I thought was my American Girl Doll and we’d shake multiple bags until we had a guess as to which held our MyScene DVD’s. When our parents and grandparents would finally wake up and allow us to start opening presents, we’d work through all the presents under the tree until we had a heap of wrapping paper on the floor and many happy faces.

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