Everyone loves to blame social media for everything that’s wrong with the world today, don’t they? Well I’ve got news for you; Social media isn’t the source of all evil. Or, at least, it doesn’t have to be! I used Instagram to transform my relationship with my body, and you can too. But Instagram isn’t just great for body positivity. There’s literally a community for … Continue reading These Instagram Accounts Could Change Your Life
If there’s one thing that’s important for our mental health, it’s self care. Every day self care is necessary for keeping us physically and mentally healthy and happy. And if there’s 1 thing that really helps me to manage my self care, it’s the 1:1 Rule. This is a rule that I learned when I was in therapy and struggling to understand the difference between … Continue reading The 1:1 Rule – My Self Care Hero
Self-compassion is probably the most important aspect of self-love. Without it, it’s impossible to love yourself in any real way. But most of us have been programmed since we were infants to be the opposite of compassionate towards ourselves. So how do we know what it even is anymore, and how can we practice it? There is so much information online about self-compassion. If it’s … Continue reading How To Practice Self-Compassion
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about personal growth; how far I’ve come in the past year, and how much I’ve learned about myself. And while that’s great and it’s super important to bask in the glow of personal growth and feel proud of yourself, I think it’s equally as important to always strive for more growth. There are obviously lots of aspects of my … Continue reading 3 Things I Need to Work On
Rosemary Mc Cabe is a household name. Her work as a journalist, stylist, blogger and more recently, personal trainer, has made her one of the most trusted influencers in Ireland today. She’s outspoken, authentic and original. I couldn’t wait to talk to her about how she feels about her body, having spent so much time in the public eye. Can you start off by describing … Continue reading My Body & Me With Rosemary Mc Cabe
Ok so disclaimer: if you’re not currently body positive (ie. If you don’t already feel 100% confortable and happy with your body) then it’s gonna take some time to get you there. There is no quick fix for undoing years, decades even, of social conditioning. But don’t let that stop you from embarking on the most important journey of your life! In this blog post … Continue reading 3 Steps to Becoming Body Positive Today
I’ve been experiencing a little writers block lately. I don’t want to write shite anymore. It doesn’t feel good to publish blog posts that I don’t take any pride in. I don’t want to feel obliged to post something on certain days just to keep up with other bloggers. So I’ve decided not to continue churning out blog post after blog post for the sake … Continue reading Ten Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
I recently spoke on my Instagram stories about how a cousin of mine had fat shamed a girl on TV in front of me, and how upset it had made me. To be honest, the word upset is an under statement. I was enraged. Fat shaming others in front of fat people, is like slagging off blind people in front of other blind people, or … Continue reading Responding to Fat Shamers… What’s The Point of Preaching to the Choir?
Last night I came across a post on Instagram which highlighted the glamorisation of the #selfcaresunday hashtag. It really made me think about the way we talk about self care, and I realised that I haven’t been very forthcoming when it comes to talking about the daily struggles I faced during my depression. So in the interest of breaking down the stigma around mental illness, … Continue reading 20 Things That Are Hard AF When You’ve Got Depression.
So your fat, single, and ready for a change? But how do you deal with the whole weight thing on online dating sites? Even if you’re body positive, it can be tricky. Trust me I know, I’ve been there. This seems to be a challenge that many fat girls face. I’ve had lots of followers get in touch in recent times, asking for advice on … Continue reading 5 Tips for Online Dating for Plus Size Girls
Following bopo accounts on Instagram is crucial to developing self love and body positivity. Why? Well considering the fact that these days most of us spend more time on our phones than off them, it’s no wonder that the messages we receive through our social media have an immeasurable impact on how we think and feel. When we make the decision to start working hard … Continue reading My Five Favourite Self Love Accounts
It’s that time of year again, when our social media becomes saturated by Bikini Body workouts, meal plans and ‘thinspiration’. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it’s not something that I enjoy. Far from it. But given how pervasive the Bikini Body pressure is in society, I have to face facts and accept the reality of the world I live in. Right? Wrong. I refuse … Continue reading The Bikini Body Bullshit