college, heath & nutrition, mental health, nonfiction, psychology

Psychological Theory: The Connection Between #Fitspiration and Eating Disorders

revised version of "What is Orthorexia Nervosa?"

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ballet, college, heath & nutrition, how to, mental health, nonfiction, psychology

“The Body Spectrum” Project Coming Soon

Hey guys! So, my final project for one of my classes is centered around one of my favorite topics: body image. If you have followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I used to be a ballet dancer as well as an active writer on eating disorders, bad self-esteem, and body dysmorphia. I… Continue reading “The Body Spectrum” Project Coming Soon

creative, mental health, photography

Finding positivity in this crazy world

2-5-17 Remember you are worthy, Of love, Laughs, And life. Remember you are beautiful, Confident, Yet always humble. Remember you are pure, Untouched by the depths of strife. Remember you are strong, You may stumble, But never fall. Sarasota Ballet, located in Sarasota, Florida, invited me to audition in New York City for their professional… Continue reading Finding positivity in this crazy world

ballet, heath & nutrition, mental health

What is Orthorexia Nervosa?

Orthorexia Nervosa (n.) - an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy The three main types of eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder -  are very complex and deadly conditions that can destroy the health, productivity, and relationships of the sufferer. These psychiatric disorders do not appear suddenly or unexpectedly; there are often several… Continue reading What is Orthorexia Nervosa?

ballet, mental health

Perfectionism At Its Worst

"If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously"  - Cate Blanchett I have always tried going along for the ride in life, and I have always failed [gloriously] at it. The truth is I don't have much of that "go with the flow" personality type in me. Instead, I thoroughly enjoy organizing,… Continue reading Perfectionism At Its Worst

ballet, mental health

Collaborating with @BodyImageandBallet: Performance Anxiety

Chloe Cooper, the owner of Body Image and Ballet, invited me to collaborate with her Instagram page. Her account promotes a healthy ballet lifestyle through the stories of other dancer's experiences, including some of her own. I was very willing and excited to work with her and I hope we work together again in the… Continue reading Collaborating with @BodyImageandBallet: Performance Anxiety

ballet, how to, mental health

How to: Overcoming the Fear of Failure

You want to know how to achieve your goals, your ambitions, your dreams in this life? Ignore fear, And don't give a damn about what other people think of you. This idea is simple to comprehend, but do not be fooled; it's not easy to enact. Think about what holds you back from doing what… Continue reading How to: Overcoming the Fear of Failure

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Self-Criticism vs. Self-Sabotage

My mind is trained to see the imperfections. Most days I am nothing but a mere collage of body parts; never turned out enough, never flexible enough, never enough. Although this mentality has the potential to be detrimental, the ongoing quest for perfection is the fuel that keeps me, and other dancers alike, working hard… Continue reading Self-Criticism vs. Self-Sabotage