Hi there, welcome back to my weekly blog post called “The Plus Side” I share an update in my life, some of the content I’ve shared that week, my recent favorites, plus some exclusive things I haven’t share on the ‘gram. It’s an easy way to see everything in one place! Let’s catch up, friends!
Earlier this week I posted a brand new weekend vlog! In this video, I share behind the scenes from a photo and video shoot Emily and I did for Sister Social Media. I also share my process for cleaning my kitchen (a la @gocleanco!) My mom and I also did a fun painting class – read more about that here.
I also tried the famous Hill House Nap Dress this week! It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but I love it – I can’t wait for it to warm up so I can wear it. You can save $20 if you use this link to shop!
I wrote this post about magnifying your self-love. This perspective has changed my whole relationship with myself. Read more about it here.
This week I finished a new favorite book, Eight Hundred Grapes. It takes place in Napa Valley and is the perfect retreat. If you love a good rom-com that has a few twists and turns, this is a great one for you.
A note from me to you:
This week we finally had the first signs of spring here in Maryland- slightly warmer temps melted away most of the snow. I’ve been complaining about this winter for weeks but this week I finally realized how necessary it is. Without winter, snow, and cold, I wouldn’t cherish the spring, sun, and warmth quite so much.
So much of life is like this too – I’ll never forget what it felt like to have a terrible relationship to my body and food, and now I don’t take it for granted that I can eat and live comfortably in the body I have. I’m not a dietician or doctor but this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week and I wanted to call out a few resources that were and are super helpful to me and many others. First off, the nutrition counselors I worked with, Dr. Daisy and Co. I also loved the book Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield and The Fuck It Diet by Caroline Dooner. For podcasts, I would recommend Outweigh by Amy Brown and Lisa Hayim. You can hear my whole story on the All The Reals podcast here.
If you are struggling with your eating or feeling bad about your body, please reach out – you can email me here.
Cheers to the weekend, friends! I hope you are able to rest and recharge.