Kristy Cloetingh
The High Priestess of Self-Care
Kristy Cloetingh
Kristy Cloetingh is a Philadelphia native who is currently trying to figure out her place in the world. Her passions include reading, singing, dancing, nature, yoga, chicken fingers, and puppies. An anorexia survivor and mental health warrior, Kristy has made it her life’s mission to remind every single person that their bodies and minds are worthy of unconditional love and respect, regardless of size, shape, or whatever “normal” is.

My Writings…

30 Things I Learned Before 30 September 14, 2020 On September 15, 1990, at 12:40 in the afternoon, I came screaming and crying into the world, a long skinny…
Little Victories August 11, 2020 I struggled and struggled to come up with a topic for today’s blog, but everywhere I turned seemed disingenuous. I…
8th Recovery Birthday July 7, 2020 On July 14, one week from today, I will be celebrating my 8th recovery birthday. On July 14, 2012, I…
Sit Down and Listen. June 5, 2020 My education should have started years ago. But it definitely must start now. I choose to educate myself here and…
“Why I’m okay with crying, and why you should be too”? May 5, 2020 It was a weekday night, and I was snuggling down onto the couch after a long day at work, swathed…
But What If I Don’t Want to Bake Banana Bread? April 20, 2020 Let me start with a warning: this is, indeed, another blog post about coronavirus. I’m sorry. I really tried to…
Mental Health in a Time of Crisis March 26, 2020 This one goes out to all those struggling to keep their mental health issues under control during these trying times.…
Fighting the Self Doubt February 17, 2020 Last week, I started a new job. Now, I am no stranger to the “first day of school.” In the…
Ditch the Diet in 2020 January 20, 2020 Hello, friends, and welcome to 2020! While I love the fresh start that January of a new year brings, and…
It’s The Little Things December 10, 2019 I’ve recently gotten into yoga. I mean, I suppose I was always kind of into yoga, but in the past…
A Guide to Holiday Self-Care November 11, 2019 Not to alarm you, but I feel I must point out that the holidays are quickly approaching. I know, I…
Fitting In October 9, 2019 I know this seems insignificant, but I haven’t bought a pair of pants that fit, in probably nine years. And…
Keeping Perspective September 16, 2019 There was a chill in the air when I woke up the other morning. I opened my eyes before dawn…
Does Everyone Really Think of Me That Way? August 27, 2019 I feel like I spend most of my time worried about what other people think of me. I suppose, more…