004 – Song in the Darkness

You know that moment when you meet someone and you just click? I met Sarah Robinson in early 2019 and I was instantly drawn to her big heart and her compassion for people who are struggling. She has a way with words — both spoken and written — that lead you to truths of how seen and loved you truly are.

You Look Great (and Other Insults)

It’s been a minute since we talked about weight. (Did your brain just jump to a picture of a scale? Hang with me for a minute; that’s not what I’m going for.) ‘Tis the season for delicious treats, festive drinks, and the softest of PJs. Unfortunately, it’s also prime time for diet talk, resolution pressure,…

I’M Possible

I recently witnessed one of my favorite authors experience some professional setbacks and disappointments. After wallowing for awhile, her colleague asked her, “what does this make possible?” It’s easier said than done. Isn’t it? There’s a note on my desk that mocks me: Create more. Consume less. I haven’t felt much like writing lately. I…

Growing Pains

Do you remember the worst pain you’ve ever felt? Eight years ago, I opened my eyes in the comfort of my bed and felt something very wrong. My elbows were sore, my knees were stiff, and I couldn’t move my fingers. Later that day, my shoulders started aching and my wrists swelled. In less than…

Speaking Life

I am lucky. Throughout the highs and lows, the experiments, the discoveries, and everything in between, I’ve had amazing support. One of our clients has turned into a good friend + accountability buddy. Thinking of gym visits as joyful movement has helped alleviate the dread of exercise, but still – in my quest to find…

‘Tis the Season

Shout-out to diet culture for an excellent marketing strategy. It’s the holidays! Celebrate! Oh, but not TOO much celebrating. See, now you’ve overdone it. But you’re in luck! We have programs that will fix you – half off if you join today! Brace yourselves. We’ll be bombarded for the next two months with anti-us messaging….

Do You See What I See?

Since I first took a deep dive of introspective focus on body image, I’ve honed in on something: Our society is quick to notice and value the surface. Obviously – I mean, it’s natural to acknowledge the first thing we see. And through diet culture, we’re pressured to keep up appearances for whatever reason currently…

Patience, Young Grasshopper

I had one big pep talk this morning with a little wonder on the side of what this session would hold. Might this be the last one? I’ve made so much progress and feel so much better! Am I “cured?” As I wrapped up the last two chapters in the book I’d been working through for…

(Not) Easy as 1, 2, 3

I haven’t found a real use for this talent, but I have a brain for music. If it has lyrics and a catchy little tune, I automatically file it away for future reference. Occasionally my husband will prompt me to sing random commercial jingles when he needs a party trick. And don’t think it was…

Cut Scenes from a Film In Progress

When my voice of reason introduced me to a revolutionary concept called Intuitive Eating, it took me awhile to sort my feelings: Is this too good to be true? Freedom! What’s the plan? And what’s the catch? For someone who’s followed one dieting plan or another their entire life, it felt a little scary (and…