Today I am excited to share with you three subscriptions that are excellent for having a date night at home! With many of us being stuck in self-isolation, going out on a date is pretty much out of the question; but with these three subscriptions, your date night is brought straight to your door. Practicing self-care through quality time with your significant other is so important, especially if you are isolated together, so try out one of these subscriptions below and start planning your next date night in!
Your artistic destiny awaits! With Learn to Draw Disney•Pixar Onward, embark on a thrilling artistic journey to the once-magical world of Onward. Join teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley on a quest to discover the artistic magic in your world. This 64-page book includes drawing projects for your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar's movie Onward (March 2020).
Body positivity is so important, especially now more than ever. With the current pandemic and isolation protocols across the globe, there have been a plethora of memes popping up on the internet "poking fun" at fat bodies, and advising individuals to make sure that they don't "let themselves go" or "get fat" while in isolation at home. As a larger woman who has been in a smaller body and experienced the level of privilege and stigma at each size, and as a woman who is in recovery from, and has been struggling with, an eating disorder that has evolved for over 10 years, I find this fat shaming extremely insulting and damaging.
Recently I had the pleasure to meet and work with a wonderful lady named Lindley Ashline who is the body-positive icon of my dreams. She is the owner and creator of The Body Love Box (a body-positive, LGBTQA+ friendly, and racially diverse subscription box) as well as a photographer who helps women feel secure and beautiful in their bodies. Please enjoy my interview with her below, and be sure to stay up to date with her on social media!
Creating a crisis kit is one of my favorite therapeutic techniques to help protect my mental and physical health. My personal crisis kit has been a lifesaver on many occasions, and I still keep it out openly in my house so that I can use it whenever I feel like my mental or physical health is declining. Creating a crisis kit itself, however, can be anxiety-inducing, so please take care of yourself as you read through this article and contemplate creating or modifying your personal crisis kit.
When asked, "who is a woman who has inspired you?" My immediate response is my mother. But even if my mother was not my mother and just a woman I knew, she would be the most inspirational person I know.