She's Independent Community Blog

  • One Climber's Journey to Empowerment

    Avid adventurer Marcey Hess shares her passion and journey with rock climbing walking us through the personal growth and empowerment she acquired alongside new skills and perspective on the rock face.
  • 5 Steps to Finding Your Voice at the Doctor

    It's hard to advocate for yourself, especially when you're sick. Here are five ways to reclaim your voice in medical management
  • The Looming Empty Nest: One Mother’s Mindful Journey

    No woman wants a marital separation to coincide with an impending empty nest, but this is what happened to me. How did I catch myself in a free fall of grief and disorientation? I discovered meditation. A daily practice was both the hardest, and easiest, way to move on in my life. 
  • How food can improve your mental health

    Ever wonder if you can eat your way to feeling mentally healthy? Science says you can.

  • Navigating Your Plate: Proteins, Fats, & Carbs

    We know we need to eat a healthy diet. But how? And what are nutrients, anyway? Dive into the science of a perfect plate.
  • On making a life change & what it's like for a young woman on wall street

    I felt magnetized to the hype of Wall Street circa 2004, with its promise of wealth, power, and a good time, and the fact that it was a boy’s club wasn’t going to stop me.

    A few years in, I started to question things.

  • PCOS, the Pill, and the Epiphany

    I spent a decade on the pill to manage my PCOS symptoms before I realized I had other options. Now I help people use food and lifestyle as tools to achieve health and empowerment.
  • A gun from your store killed my mother

    We lost my mother in January.

    I blamed gun control upfront but now realize we need to address this politicized issue alongside investing in mental health.

  • My Solo Summer Vacation

    In my twenties, I had a hard time taking vacation days because where can you go with no money? I could only think of one viable option: Myrtle Beach.

  • The Time for Trauma

    TW: This post discusses sexual assault and trauma.

    I don’t know what it feels like to heal from childhood sexual trauma, but I know what it feels like to start.

  • Post Traumatic Growth

    Please note that this post covers sensitive issues and explicit content.

    Most people talk about post traumatic stress. Post traumatic growth focuses on the ways an event can change a person in positive ways.

  • Let's close this pay gap

    Women earn just $0.79 compared to every dollar a man earns. It's not just about confidence.

    Let’s talk about actionable steps you can take to change this.

    #equalpay