body image · Pregnancy and Motherhood

How Pregnancy Affected My Body Image

When I became pregnant with my miracle rainbow baby, I weighed in at whopping 167lb which, on my five foot frame, put me in the obese category. Add in the four miscarriages I’ve had and that has created a toxic cocktail of self-loathing these past few years. With miscarriages and other forms of fertility issues,… Continue reading How Pregnancy Affected My Body Image

body image · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Forgiveness, Compassion and Love…A Life Changing Weekend to Remember

How do you begin to explain a weekend that changed your life? A weekend that stretched your soul and bared your heart and broke you open? How can a person articulate the healing that took place that defies logic and belief? Words seem futile for explaining but I’m going to try! Oprah says an ‘a-ha’… Continue reading Forgiveness, Compassion and Love…A Life Changing Weekend to Remember

body image · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance · Uncategorized

I’ve Become THAT Person

If you've been following along in my (almost!) one year journey of blogging, I've had a pretty transformational year. Two miscarriages and a whole bucketload of self reflection and healing has led me to admit something that I never thought I'd say: I'm ridiculously, ridiculously happy. I've become THAT person: the one who is always… Continue reading I’ve Become THAT Person

body image · Pregnancy and Motherhood

The Curse of Women*

*originally published here. I recently attended my first women’s retreat just outside Saskatoon, SK. It was a wonderful getaway filled with crafting, laughing and connecting. I have never spent that kind of time with a large group of women before and I was blown away by the similarities between us all despite all our many differences:… Continue reading The Curse of Women*

Anxiety/Depression · body image · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

I Invite You to Get Over Yourself

“I invite you to get over yourself, Kelsey” the counselor said to me. Excuse me? I thought. Who knew those eight words would change my life. Those eight, little words opened a door to a world I didn’t want to explore but knew I needed in order to heal. In July 2014 I was a… Continue reading I Invite You to Get Over Yourself

body image · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Fall in Love with Your Body: Release the Guilt and Eat the Damn Chips!

The time has come for us to lay down the Weapons of Body Destruction and throw up our arms in Victory. You know what I mean, right? The weapons. Of body destruction. The scale is the biggest one. The diet books are another. The "get slim quick" pill. The wraps. The cellulite blasting lasers. Basically… Continue reading Fall in Love with Your Body: Release the Guilt and Eat the Damn Chips!

body image · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Real Talk: Body Image, Red Wine and Empowerment with Marie Barker

Welcome to our new weekly segment! Each week I sit down with a strong woman with an empowering story or message that will motivate, inspire and help you change your life for the better. Marie Barker is a high school teacher turned lifestyle entrepreneur who helps women empower themselves and find their healthiest, happiest lifestyle… Continue reading Real Talk: Body Image, Red Wine and Empowerment with Marie Barker