Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

I was at a NAMI support group the other night as they always bring in guest speakers. At the end of the speech, which turned into more of a discussion, one of the attendees told me I should be a motivational speaker and another told me I should write. I chuckled because I currently do … Continue reading Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating

Some of the best advice my coach ever gave me was to "Just be Ivy, because Ivy's pretty great". He told me this during my junior year of college and it has something that has stuck with me ever since. But even when he told me, I never really knew who Ivy was. My identity … Continue reading Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating

Love Yourself Enough To Keep Growing

This journey of self-love has been the most beautiful one for me, to fully embrace myself as I am and want to show the world the true Ivy, without holding back for fear of being judged, like I used to in the past. However, even though I have learned to love myself exactly as I … Continue reading Love Yourself Enough To Keep Growing

More Than A Number On A Scale

"Get on the scale" "Let's see what you are weighing in at today" "We've got to get you down to 130" This is what I heard every day at track practice in the weight room. I was constantly weighing in. At first it was fun for me, as a freshman I was put on a … Continue reading More Than A Number On A Scale