Personal Growth

A Valentine’s Note on Insecurities and Self-Love

In a world of critique, comparison, and carefully filtered highlight reels it can seem like an impossible task to feel content in your own skin.  To my younger self that bought foundation to cover up the freckles on her cheeks, let the boy convince her that she would never be enough, and begged the figure …

Health & Fitness

3 Fantastic Workouts You Can Do Anywhere (No Equipment)

no equipment workout

New year, new fitness goals! A little weekend getaway isn’t going to stop you from breaking a good sweat. You lace up your sneakers and head down to the hotel lobby only to find out that the establishment does not have a gym. Now what? I found myself in this exact situation yesterday and it …

Eats

What I Eat In a Day: Low FODMAP & IBS Friendly

tuna salad on bread

Hello my dear readers! I want to begin this post by saying THANK YOU for all of your responses to my most recent post on It’s Mich about my journey with IBS. Talking about anything gastrointestinal related can be uncomfortable. It tends to be taboo and open discussion is generally discouraged. That is exactly why …

Travel

Two Weeks on the Road: How to Travel Inexpensively

man by car packed full

Earlier this summer, my boyfriend Austin and I took a two-week road trip through South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. The first week of our trip was spent camping at various places and the second week was split between time with my family in Montana and Austin’s family in North Dakota. While time spent …

Health & Fitness

How to Lower Your Cortisol Levels and Why You Should Care

sunset boat cruise

Ahh, Cortisol. Such a helpful hormone when it comes to situations of emergency. It is our main stress hormone, released by our adrenal glands. Cortisol serves many functions in our body. It is a regulator in our sleep/wake cycle, plays a large role in metabolism and determining how our ingested food is utilized, regulates blood …