Half Way There

Transformational is the best way to describe my sophomore year. I did a lot of self-reflection and experienced a tremendous amount of growth. For me, the most difficult part about going away to school has been maintaining my mental health. This is something I don't talk about much because I sometimes feel embarrassed to share … Continue reading Half Way There

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Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Since signing my dietetics major, I have been searching for opportunities to learn and grow in my future career field. A registered student organization at CMU called the "Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics" (SAND), has provided me the perfect opportunity to do that. This particular group is primarily for educational purposes. Each week there … Continue reading Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Healthy from Within

When trying to get fit, most people think it starts with stepping foot in the gym and putting full effort into a workout. Isn't it logical to think that exercising and sticking to a plan will lead to the most healthy outcome? Even though exercise is one piece to the puzzle, there is so much … Continue reading Healthy from Within

Semester Three: Complete

How is it I am already half way through my sophomore year at CMU? It feels like just yesterday I was a nervous and timid freshman entering college for the first time. Each semester I find myself learning more about who I am and the person I want to be. It is hard to believe … Continue reading Semester Three: Complete

Body Acceptance Workshop

This past weekend I was able to attend Around the Plate's first Body Acceptance Workshop at Central Michigan University. This workshop featured three different presenters, breakout sessions in between presentations, and a yoga class at the end. Weight loss myths, looking at your body as perfectly imperfect, and finding a healthier approach to food were … Continue reading Body Acceptance Workshop

Inside the Mind of an Introvert

As a little girl, I was incredibly shy. People would constantly tease me because I was quiet, and directly ask if words ever came out of my mouth. Experiencing this on a day-to-day basis made me very insecure about myself. Looking around, I always noticed the outgoing and extroverted individuals being praised and looked at … Continue reading Inside the Mind of an Introvert

Beautiful Imperfections

We are living in a world that is hyper focused on perfection. Social media and individuals in the spotlight are the prime reason many of us cannot find contentment with our lives. We see these unrealistic images of bodies and lifestyles in the media that make our lives seem less than mediocre. As a result, … Continue reading Beautiful Imperfections