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How to Move on When Someone Says Unkind Things About Your Body or You

I overheard the conversation from the hall. No one knew I was there. Well, except me. I could hear her telling my mom that my sister and I were chunky. And “getting rather large” and it’d be best if we lost some weight, especially “Corinne.” I was 11-years-old. At 11, I hadn’t heard of this concept of ‘weight.’ Let alone, someone “getting rather large.” Sure, I was teased a lot by other little kids. Who would make jokes about my frizzy hair or bad acne. I had horrible, horrible acne. ...

Do You Make this Dating (& Life) Mistake?

During my matchmaker days, clients would weed possible love interests out … Before even meeting them. Based on things like height, hair color, or geographic location. I’d often hear: I need someone at least 5’10’’. I can’t date anyone shorter. Sorry, but anyone I’m going to date has to to live within a 15-mile radius. I’ll only date brunettes. Sometimes the lists would be so long my eyeballs would glaze over halfway down the page. And lots of times, clients would insist they meet someone open-minded. Right after they forked ...

A Mistake Most Women Trying to Feel Healthier & Happier Make

  My husband’s legs are smaller than mine. I remember when I first realized this during our dating days. I walked right up next to him, put my thigh next to his thigh and exclaimed, “My legs are bigger than yours!” My ego wanted him to say, “No, they’re not.” Even though I knew they were. But instead, he said, “Yea, so?” I stared at him a few seconds not knowing what to say. I felt hurt and frustrated at the same time. But, I knew these feelings weren’t logical. ...

Are Your Too-Small Jeans Keeping You Stuck?

I used to have this pair of jeans. They were tiny and not representative of my body’s true frame, like at all. But I clung onto them. For the simple fact that they were small, I used to be able to fit into them and to be totally honest because I hoped to maybe be able to wear them again… But then, one random day, I realized I was never going to wear them again. And, it was more than OK. Because the crazy things I did to fit into ...

How to Craft an Online Dating Profile to Attract Your Ideal Partner

A few months ago, I got married. One of the things our wedding officiant declared during our wedding ceremony was, “Corinne has been with over 100 different guys ….” Oh. My. God. Did I really just hear that? {Face palm} I could feel my insides burning… If you were at the ceremony, you would’ve seen the look of shock and horror accompanied by an embarrassing wave of red slowly consume my entire face. I couldn’t believe it.   Dating is a numbers game Two days after the wedding, my grandmother ...

If You Feel Lonely & Want to Make New Friends but Don’t Know Where to Start

Do you ever feel lonely? I do. Especially being someone who works from home. You see – the thing is – I thought it was only me… But the more I started talking about loneliness with girlfriends (or even random people at local coffee shops, on my walks, or at yoga), I soon discovered I wasn’t alone. And when I saw that 72% of adults admitted to feeling lonely … I thought OMG – I’m even more NOT alone in these random creeping feelings of loneliness. Which really got me ...

Not Everyone is Going to Like YOU … & it’s OK

Here’s a not-so-secret secret: OCD runs in my family. And for me – as weird as it sounds – my childhood obsession with whether or not my friends liked me was one sure-fire way to spot it. In middle school, I’d sit cross-legged, alone in my room, and mentally run through my friends, like I was going down a list. For each friend, I’d ask myself, “Are they mad at me? Do they like me?” Repeat, repeat, repeat. Typically, I’d do about three or four exhausting rounds of this… Today, ...

You Can Do Hard Things

It was 2015 and here I was. On the verge of turning 30. And I was moving back home with my parents in light of my newly single status. This was not how I envisioned entering my third decade of life. In fact, it was the exact opposite. I was supposed to feel like my life was coming together, not unraveling… Well, the unraveling started to shift one slightly depressive evening, after I came home from my first date, since entering singledom. He was a nice guy who I “met” ...

Is Wanting to Lose Weight a Bad Thing?

A few weeks ago, I was on instagram doing “the usual scroll” when a certain post from a fellow instagrammer caught my eye. I can’t remember the full message, but the essence of the post was that wanting to lose weight was not good, and you should only want to focus on loving yourself. A few comments in on this post, a young woman strongly disagreed with the user who had posted it. She asked, “If you know you’re unhealthy, are you saying that wanting to lose weight is a ...

It’s Never Too Late

It was three years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just come home from a hot yoga class. I’d been crying in the class. It was one of those cries where your sadness encompasses your whole body to the point you feel numb, and you don’t have any energy left to give. So when you finally release your sadness, your face doesn’t move much. Hot tears simply stream down your cheeks. For me, being in a hot yoga class was a great thing. It meant ...