2018 Reflections, Onward to 2019!

Last year, 2018, marked the hardest year of my life so far. Countless days of studying for standardized tests, working through the most difficult semesters of high school (junior spring + senior fall), applying for college, and struggling to resolve family matters took a tremendous toll on my wellbeing. But, highs always come with lows,... Continue Reading →

The biggest takeaway from my health journey

Over the weekend, Serena and I had a lot of fun answering your questions on our InstaStory (if you aren't following us already, follow @avolicious_blog !!). One of my favorite questions was "What is the biggest takeaway from my health journey?" I answered this briefly in the InstaStory, but the biggest takeaway from my (ongoing)... Continue Reading →

I choose well over healthy.

As a high school senior, college applications have been an overwhelming force. But to be truthful, writing these applications was an opportunity to be reflective. And one of my supplementary essays asked me what my favorite word was. I knew when I first read that prompt, I knew that "healthy" was definitely NOT one of my favorites.... Continue Reading →

Am I in the position to tell people to stop their self-fat shame? To stop their need to restrict food choices and pressure themselves into a certain body standard?

This is something that’s been lingering in my head a lot. As someone who has recovered from my eating disorder, as someone who has restricted her eating, as someone who feared being labeled fat, i understand where these sentiments are coming from. But I wonder if I am in the position to talk back on... Continue Reading →

Debunking the Freshmen 15

For some reason or the other, I've been in a jumble of emotions. First, I'm heading into my last year of high school (insert screaming face emoji here) and that in itself is surreal. I tell my friends this all the time, but I still very much feel like I'm a freshman. Second, a lot... Continue Reading →

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