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So far Emily Nolan has created 17 blog entries.

Why I Run Topless

2017-03-29T03:13:05+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Move For Fun|

I watched the powerful documentary, Thin, and found it sickly disturbing, familiar, and brutally honest. It made me think about several very important things. Most profoundly, how dangerous our cultural messaging is. We will risk death, life controlling addictions, and strict diets just to try and be thin. Our culture believes that being dangerously thin and deprived is what makes us worthy. For [...]

Feeling Fat

2017-03-29T03:13:40+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Stuff Your Soul|

On my 30th birthday, I’d like to share this gift with you. The gift is choosing to #beprettybrave. Or, you can send yourself into a spiral of doubt, the later of which is never, ever fun, or light, or joyful. You see, life is so short, so precious, that I can’t imagine why we don’t all [...]

The One Choice I Make Every Morning

2017-03-29T03:14:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Stuff Your Soul|

A couple weeks ago, I spent an incredible, long weekend in Santa Fe with Gail Larsen, my Transformational Speaking coach. I love public speaking and sharing my stories related to doubt and self-worth, but what you may not know, is the act of speaking truthfully completely drains me. It feels like I pour everything out for everyone else, and leave nothing to nourish [...]

My Belly Jiggles

2017-03-29T03:14:56+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Move For Fun|

The holidays are fast approaching. This time of the year brings up a plethora of cheery feelings for me, and some not so pleasant. Every fifth email in my inbox is a detox diet subscription for the new year. My Instagram is overrun with flat belly #fitspo (fitness inspiration). Am I doing something wrong? Am I not [...]

I Deal With Demons

2017-03-29T03:15:22+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Stuff Your Soul|

I live with a paralyzing fear of my body. I hate showing my soft belly to the world. And so that’s exactly why I do it, to overcome this irrational fear of rejection I have around such a normal part of my body. This anxiety is deeply rooted in self-doubt and judgment, and for this, I know [...]

Details of Sobriety

2017-03-29T03:16:14+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Stuff Your Soul|

It’s been over eleven months now, and I’ve never felt so close to my true identity. Like the tips of my fingers rest on my pulse, I know exactly who I am. I couldn’t always say that. I’m a social drinker and considerably responsible, save the time in college when my best friend and I let my [...]