23 Articles by Emily Nolan

Emily Nolan

Why You Don't Need To Lose Weight For Your Wedding

There are two types of brides. One of them stresses themselves out until the last minute, counting crunches, calories, and pounds. The other bride is...

Emily Nolan
October 2 2015

Why I Decided To Share My Nude Pictures

This isn't easy for me. In fact, it's deeply personal. It's the most vulnerable I can be, but in a way, I'm glad you can see me for exactly who I am:...

Emily Nolan
September 29 2015

9 Reasons I Take My Shirt Off When I Run

Running without a shirt is new for me. I've only ever taken my shirt off in the yoga studio or on the beach. Running down the most populated streets...

Emily Nolan
June 24 2015

10 Reasons I Take Off My Shirt In Yoga Class

I’ve been a size zero and a size 16. I was not happier at either size, and what I realized through years of eating disorders and body dysmorphia is...

Emily Nolan
June 13 2015

13 Signs You're Ready To Start Your Own Wellness Business

Chances are, if you're reading this, you know that you're ready to start your own wellness business. But like all of us closet validation seekers,...

Emily Nolan
October 7 2014

I'm A Model. Here's Why Beauty Standards Are BS

I’ve lived through 10 years of eating disorders. I’ve worn a size 0 and a size 16. I’ve dealt with female athlete triad, body dysmorphic disorder, and...

Emily Nolan
August 12 2014

11 Surprising Ways To Get By When Your Business Is Struggling

There’s nothing worse than pursuing your dream business and having the reality of “How am I going to pay the bills?” totally deflate your buzz. The...

Emily Nolan
June 22 2014

A Model's Guide To Letting Go Of Self-Doubt

As a younger model, I dealt with a lot of rejection and judgment (like every model does), and it was frustrating because the only thing outsiders saw...

Emily Nolan
June 6 2014

18 Easy Ways To Be Kind

We have two options in life: To be kind, or not to be kind. It’s absolutely empowering to choose kindness, and below are 18 ways to help you practice...

Emily Nolan
May 22 2014

How I Get People Excited About My Ideas

When I get a life-changing idea, I cannot wait to tell the whole world. I’m over-the-moon about sharing the thought, until I actually share it.

Emily Nolan
May 16 2014

9 Ways To Find Balance Before Completely Losing Control Of Your Life

We often hear from spiritual gurus who have been down a dark road, often with drugs and alcohol, and clawed their way back to a balanced life. But I...

Emily Nolan
April 18 2014

How To Break The Ice With Anyone You Meet (A Model's Guide)

As a model, I’m frequently in the position of meeting new people.

Emily Nolan
April 11 2014

How To Take Great Pictures: A Model Shares Her Secrets

I used to hate the way I looked in pictures, even though I liked what I saw in the mirror. In photos, I'd have a fake smile, a lifeless smirk, or an...

Emily Nolan
March 12 2014

5 Ways To Deal (Gracefully) With Any Jerks In Your Life

While most of us try to become more kind and thoughtful as we age, sadly, some people just don't (or can't) do this and they wind up being bullies....

Emily Nolan
February 3 2014

Shop Kind! 5 Tips For Buying Cruelty-Free Products

Most of us are animal lovers, yet we still live in a world where leathers and fur are glamorized and highly coveted. As a fashion-obsessed...

Emily Nolan
January 29 2014

What I Learned From A Terrible Face Injury

Recently I wrote about living apart from my husband so that I can pursue my dream career of modeling. Some of the negative responses surprised me; it...

Emily Nolan
January 23 2014

How I'm Making My Long-Distance Marriage Work

In my living room, there’s one big brown cardboard box stacked on top of several others. My luggage is packed and I’m saying my goodbyes. I kiss my...

Emily Nolan
January 19 2014

How I Swapped One Blah Career For 3 Soul-Fulfilling Jobs (And A Husband)

The scrappy players with passion always make the team. They always make something happen on the field. Always.

Emily Nolan
December 30 2013