Positively in Progress

Being body positive doesn’t mean we don’t get to work on improving ourselves. It does mean we get to love ourselves in the process. So often we think that once we lose ten pounds, run a marathon or look like a model, we will suddenly be allowed to love ourselves. What we say to ourselves…

Accepting the Love we Think we Deserve

If you had told fourteen year old Maren that in ten years she would be engaged, sharing a home and adopting a dog with her fiance, she would have straight up told you to f*ck off. The idea of letting someone that intimately into my life was quite literally laughable. I envied girls in high…

For All the Anxious People

I feel like my brain never shuts off.  It’s constantly whirling, thinking, planning, worrying, overthinking, and quite honestly its draining.  I try to think back on a time when I didn’t have anxiety, and I honestly can’t remember my life without my overthinking. Things that people don’t give a second thought about, I think about…