A New Approach To An Old Dream

Being an athlete defined me. I ran track from the age of 8 to 22. The first question when I saw old friends was often centered around track. Until this day, people still greet me as the "track star". You could imagine that when I decided to hang up my spikes, not pursue a professional … Continue reading A New Approach To An Old Dream

Within Every No, There’s a Yes

So often we begin to chase after a goal that we have, and all we hear from everyone is no. "No you can't do that, no you shouldn't do that, no that isn't possible, no we can't help you, no, no, no, no". Hearing no from people when we present our ideas is discouraging, and … Continue reading Within Every No, There’s a Yes

Therapy Helped to Save My Life

I used to think mental illness and mental health was someone else's problem. I used to think that therapy was useless and I surrounded myself with people who thought the same negative things about therapy as I did. It wasn't until I was in the midst of being broken that I found myself having a … Continue reading Therapy Helped to Save My Life

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

Kindness Looks Good on You

Every morning I take the train to work. I am surrounded by people who are constantly yelling at each other or shoving each other all for their own sole purpose. I can't lie and say I haven't said a remark under my breath after being pushed by someone, and I can't say I haven't shoved … Continue reading Kindness Looks Good on You