you're meant to be here

like right here, right now!

I know this because I think there may be part of you that knows deep down you are struggling to keep it all together with racing food thoughts, endless food rules, and constant self criticism....

And I'd like to hold space for that part of you right here on my blog.

My favorite quote is an old Swedish proverb that says, "joy shared, joy doubled; sorrow shared, sorrow halved." So linger a while here and let's double some joy and halve some sorrow.

life without compulsive exercise

Years later, I am still resting and learning to live in my body. There’s nothing about compulsive exercise that is healthy. I used to use my body, but it was all to live outside my body and for a certain body. Now, I am practicing to live inside and with my body. Compulsive Exercise can […]

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life

to my girls off to college

Ahhhhh!! I am so excited for you. So excited that I made this 9 page guide to give your the basics on food, exercise, and body image as you start this new season of your life. Going into my freshman year, all things food felt really overwhelming. I am really proud of my younger self […]

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eating disorder recovery, life

what you don’t know about your weight

What you don’t know about your weight is that it is pretty useless information. Especially┬áconsidering how much time we spend thinking and attempting to change it. Knowing a person’s body weight is important for documenting a child’s development, prescribing medications like anesthesia, or calculating tube feeds. That is close to being it. In fact, the […]

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body image

how to get back on track

It’s Monday. Maybe this past weekend you “let yourself go” or you “cheated” a lot and now you’re wanting to get back on track. First of all, I am all for fresh starts. They can be so refreshing and exciting! But I think it’s important to point out that a healthy eating pattern shouldn’t cause […]

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eating disorder recovery

cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners…especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less […]

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body & brain hunger

Body hunger is typical hunger, the kind where your stomach growls. Brain hunger deals with the emotions, like cravings and eating for the experience. Body hunger Body hunger includes stomach growls, headaches, shakiness, lack of concentration, irritability, and nausea. Without a doubt, find food ASAP once one or more of these symptoms start. Keep in […]

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body image, eating disorder recovery

if you have to cheat, then break up

It could be a specific diet with laid out meals. Or following a personal ideology of “good” and “bad” foods. Or rigidly counting calories. Or really just any eating plan that controls your food decisions. My guess is day after day of eating only “clean” foods and adhering to strict rules, that diet is going […]

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eating disorder recovery

the best diet for 2018

There’s the raw vegan diet, Whole30, paleo, Weight Watchers, ketogenic, alkaline, If It Fits Your Macros, the baby food diet, and literally thousands more. So which is the best to begin your 2018 with? I think it’s interesting how many diets there are. You’d think that if a diet was so incredible and powerful, there’d […]

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body image, eating disorder recovery

when I lose 10 pounds, then I will be happy…

When I lose 10 pounds, then I will be happy. When I can fit into a size 2, then I will be more lovable. When I eat fewer calories than I need, then I will finally be worthy. These are all statements that I have believed to be true at one point or another in […]

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do I want to be healthy or be skinny?

Go ahead and look inward and ask yourself:┬áDo I want to be healthy or be skinny? Personally, I can’t remember a time in my own life where I would have answered that I would genuinely rather be healthy than be skinny up until 2 years ago. It was music to my ears when someone told […]

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body image