I'm a recovering approval seeker. It's a tricky thing to let go of, but I always fail to feel satisfied and secure when I place my worth in people's opinions of me. I hope over time I will seek approval from people less and less. I think daily practice resting my identity in Jesus will … Continue reading loving more than we want to be loved.
I'm learning most things have a season... a time for planting, latency, growth, pruning, maintenance, harvest. (Farming metaphors have been doing a lot for me lately) The blog is no different. It is in a latent season, and I am unsure of what the next months will look like. We'll see, no promises. The semester … Continue reading active stillness.
Peace with food is being able to make intuitive food choices and eat without guilt. It's generally not obsessing over food choices, fearing certain foods, or feeling "out of control" around food. To be clear, being at peace with food isn't "perfect eating" or always feeling great after eating. No one eats perfectly, feels totally … Continue reading how to make peace with food.
I have a whole lot of compassion for anyone who feels out of place or unhappy in or with their body. I empathize because I've felt it too. It makes me sad that being discontent with our bodies is the norm. I think we're often hard on ourselves when approaching body discontentment. We get upset … Continue reading body acceptance.
I've been thinking about changing the name of the blog for a few months. The name Nutrition on a Mission isn't reflective any longer of what I hope this space will be. Food and nutrition are great, but just like I don't want them to be the central focus my life, I don't want them … Continue reading a new look + focus.
Hey all. I've missed blogging, but I'm grateful for the break. The second semester has been challenging, and this space took a backseat while I sorted through more salient life stuff. But I'm happy to be back and hopefully return to a more consistent, weekly posting schedule. Speaking of a break, summer vacation is one … Continue reading “this for that” mindset.
Disclaimer: The items featured in this post were purchased at no cost from Uncommon Goods. The links in the post are not affiliate links, and all opinions are my own. Gift giving is rewarding. If you're like me, you probably love spending time choosing the right gift. What will pique the recipient's interest, delight them, … Continue reading “Thinking of You” Gift Guide.
Self-care, in my mind anyway, can be a difficult practice to feel good about. I end up feeling like I'm indulging myself. I do think self-care can become self-centered. If in every situation I put my needs above the needs of others, I'm overstepping the purview of self-care. Self-care does not justify the elevation or magnification of … Continue reading how to practice self-care without feeling guilty.
Less than one week left! It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that going home for the break will be nice. I want to spend as much time as possible cocooned in a chunky blanket with a book. That's my only real goal at the moment, and I'm feeling pretty good about that. … Continue reading lessons from the first semester.
**Just a reminder that this isn't a full day of eats. As always, eat what you need, in sufficient amounts for your body, What I Ate Wednesday isn't about comparison but sharing a common appreciation for good food. Over the summer, starting in July, I stopped running altogether. I had trained for a half marathon … Continue reading thoughts on losing fitness.