What if I die trying and a failure?

This is the question that I’ve struggled with the most since early childhood up until now. Ambition is a beautiful part of the human spirit. High school was the peak of meltdowns. In university, the anxiety felt worse, but I wouldn’t have as many meltdowns; I simply combated by working harder and more aggressively. As…

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Coffee & sugar: My 1 week stress eating bender & fat gain despite 2-4 hrs/day of Muay Thai training

Stress, anxiety, coffee, and refined sugar have profound physiological effects on us and are “the norm” in our society; in my opinion, it’s no wonder that overeating disorders are so common. Given my anxiety and binge eating disorder past, I normally cut out coffee and refined sugars as they can be triggering. Against my better…

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“People don’t care that you’re a shitty person – they want intimacy”: My Clinical Counselling Session

I synthesize, condense, and paraphrase a session with my clinical counsellor and coach, who has been integral and amongst several things I do to work on my mental health. Key Takeaway: As a performance driven individual, I have used my performances as a disordered coping mechanism towards conflict in my relationships. An unconscious thought pattern…

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Alberto Nodale, Mr World Austria ’19, Instagram Fitness & Lifestyle Model

https://beccathesun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/3-Alberto-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlberto Nodale ( www.albertonodale.com , @albertonodale ) founded an award-winning startup at the age of 21. At 28 years old, he is Mister Austria 2017/2018 and will be proudly representing his home country at Mister World 2019 in July. His honest and behind-the-scenes take on being an influencer His…

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24 years old & whatever I am doing, it is working

“Sometimes God breaks your heart to save your soul.” This was a journal entry at one of the lowest points of my life, in the midst of recovering from a binge eating disorder. It happened 6 months ago around my 24th birthday, in the summer of 2018. A few months afterward, I exited a nearly…

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Rebecca Rinaldi, Solo Travel Girl Boss: Embrace Your Fire, Be Unapologetic!

https://beccathesun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Rinaldi-final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRebecca Rinaldi ( @rebecca.rinaldi , www.rebeccarinaldi.com ) wants all of you fiery souls to know: Do not apologize to people for your fire. Burn. Engulf. Blaze into a wondrous mess of beauty. You should not water yourself down to be more palatable for a wider audience. You are whiskey…

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Zoe Fights in Thailand: Winning & Losing by Knockout

https://beccathesun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Zoe-final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWould you ever travel alone to Thailand to learn Muay Thai and compete in your first fight?  That’s the journey I’m on as we speak. So far I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Zoe, a fellow Canadian, through training at Boon Lanna Muay Thai in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She…

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Trailer: Travel Train Create

https://rebeccaluocom.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Trailer-final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnnouncing Travel Train Create, a podcast exclusive to my blog on BeccaTheSun.com, about creative, athletic, and entrepreneurial endeavours. After overcoming a year full of personal setbacks, I decided it was time to start living my one precious life as an epic adventure. I quit my full-time job, became a…

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