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

My Mentor, Lianna Riley

As an incoming freshman, I was terrified of what my life at Central Michigan University was going to look like. Was I going to make new friends? Was I going to be overwhelmed with school work? Was I going to adapt well to the social aspect of college? Would I be able to handle the … Continue reading My Mentor, Lianna Riley

Leadership Requires A “Yes”

To me, a leader is a person who is always willing to help those in need. A leader is someone who wants to bring out the best in others, and will do anything to accomplish that goal. When a person comes to a leader for help or advice, a leader is always an open book. In that sense, a … Continue reading Leadership Requires A “Yes”