The Best Self-Love Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a portion of the proceeds from any purchases made through my blog. Thank you for supporting Lovely & Lazy! Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love of all kinds. Unfortunately, one of the types of love I see drastically underrepresented on V-Day is…

The Cutest Anti-Anxiety Home Decor (& How to Hack Your Home)

If you have anxiety, the sheer thought of decorating your home -- especially if you just dealt with the stress of moving like me and David did! -- can feel overwhelming, or even impossible. But did you know that you can actually reduce your anxiety by carefully choosing your home decor? The way we decorate…

Seven Things That Helped My Depression

Controversial opinion: I don't think depression is a disease that can be "cured." Instead, I view it as a chronic illness that requires constant management. If you don't stick to your self-care routine, depression can creep back into your life and rear its ugly head again. That's why I'm sharing seven things that improved my…

Four Easy Ways to Feel More Confident in Your Body

Healing from bad body image is never easy -- and it certainly doesn't happen overnight. Sadly, there's no one step you can take to banish negative body image from your sight. Instead, healing from poor body image is a constant uphill battle. Some people are fighting for a lifetime; others, for months or years. But…

Learning to Be More Assertive

If you or someone you love is having thoughts of ending their life, I encourage you to contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741-741 to chat with the Crisis Text Line. Disclaimer: I am not a certified mental health professional. My advice is based solely on my experience as…

Five Reasons to Keep a Journal in Eating Disorder Recovery (+ 30 Prompts to Get You Started!)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment from a purchase you make through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! Confession: I have kept a diary since I was seven years old. My aunt got her first diary at this age, and bought me one…

Orthorexia is a Real Eating Disorder: I Know, Because I Had It

I was never thin enough to be anorexic. Exercised obsessively, but never became underweight. Had thought about purging, but never done it. Occasionally went on binges, but not often enough to be considered a binge eater. And hadn't seen a therapist, who would've diagnosed me with EDNOS: "eating disorder not otherwise specified," the catchall term…

The Cutest Apps for Self-Care

Confession time: I'm a sucker for anything kawaii. In case you haven't heard the term before, "kawaii" translates to "cute" -- but that's an over-simplification. Kawaii is not just an adjective; it's also a subset of Japanese culture that includes ultra-cute characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pusheen. When you put it that way, how…

Can You Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery?

If you follow me on Instagram (@lovelyandlazy) and watched my story the other day, you probably listened to me rant about my thoughts on exercise in eating disorder recovery. The number one question most people have about exercise in eating disorder recovery is: can I exercise in eating disorder recovery? And, the more difficult follow-up…