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Articles: Mindset

5 Tools to Help You Ditch Diet Culture for Good

Diet culture is all around us. It influences how we speak and exercise, what we eat and wear, and even how we feel about and talk to ourselves. We are living and breathing diet culture every day, yet most people don’t even know it exists. That’s because it is so deeply embedded into our lives […]

7 Tips to Improve Your Self-Care (When You’re the One Who Takes Care of Others)

You creep quietly towards the bathroom, holding your breath as you silently pray you’ll miss the creaky floorboard. Closing the door with a click, you breathe a sigh of relief. You made it to the bathroom without waking the kids! You know you’ve probably got, at most, 10 minutes of peace. So, following the inevitable […]

Harmful or Normal — What’s the Deal With Gossip?

Gossip, defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, occasionally involving details that are not confirmed as being true, can feel really enticing at times. That said, I will also be the first to concede that I have engaged in gossip far more times than I care to admit and that I […]

Nov, 14 Jen Comas Mindset

What Exactly Is Self-Care?

Self-care has become a popular buzzword over the last couple of years. If you look up the #selfcare hashtag on social media you’ll find almost 10 million posts, showing pictures ranging from pedicures, massages and vacations, to pizza and bottles of wine. For someone who is trying to get clear on what self-care looks like […]

What Is Behavior-Based Goal Setting? (And How Can It Help You Get Where You Want?)

How many times have you “set a goal,” only to not reach it and then feel disappointed in yourself? This has happened to most of us, and the problem with goal achievement isn’t usually that we “failed” or “didn’t work hard enough” — it’s that our goals weren’t clear and descriptive enough to offer us […]

Who Gets to Call Themselves an Athlete?

It’s 8:40 a.m. and I’m getting changed for my first period gym class. I am trying very hard to change without anyone seeing my body, my breasts, my stomach. I am pretty good at it but I have to put on my sports bra today because we are running. I’m already a D cup and […]

The Power of Accepting Personal Responsibility

Personal responsibility is the golden ticket to living your most empowered life. By accepting full responsibility for your words and actions (or lack thereof) you are putting the most important person in the driver’s seat — yourself. When it comes to shirking responsibility, people are often surprised to hear that it isn’t always as straightforward […]

How I Made Peace With My Appetite

Note from GGS: It’s important to distinguish the difference between detrimental behaviors and clinically diagnosed eating disorders. This article is not addressing diagnosed disorders, but specifically focuses on behaviors instead. If you have any doubts, please refer to the resources shared at the end of this article. At one point or another, I believe nearly […]

How Gratitude Helped Me Get Comfortable in the Gym

When I was younger, I hated working out with what I considered to be traditional fitness methods. Gym class, which mainly meant running laps and doing crunches, was not a class that I enjoyed. This isn’t to say that I wasn’t active: I played basketball and soccer, and those required hours of practice every week. […]

Self-Care Is an Act of Survival

As women, we all serve in multiple roles during any given day day. We may serve as mom, daughter, significant other, sister, boss, co-worker, entrepreneur, activist, or friend, among others. Many of us have been programmed to believe that all those roles have to come before our own needs. Self-care, on the other hand, is […]

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