I’m a much nicer person when I’m taking care of myself. Let’s use food as the example. Hanger? The struggle is real. I tend towards the hypoglycemic side of the blood sugar spectrum, and often I learn that I’m hungry before I actually feel my stomach grumbling because I start to notice the cloudy thinking, … More Self-Care Isn’t Only About You
I’m sure many of you also share these feelings, but this summer was particularly stressful for me. COVID messed with a lot of my plans and created a total upheaval of my lifestyle…literally overnight. While I’m grateful that many of those unanticipated changes weren’t bad in and of themselves, the complete lack of warning was … More Does Your Life Have Margin?
“I read your post about intermittent fasting, and I get it—but what about fasting and praying as faithful servants of Christ?” This is a question that comes up quite a bit for me, especially when I’m working one-on-one with clients who have a strong faith background. As Christians, the combination of prayer + fasting comes … More Christian Fasting and Diet Culture
I’m so excited to share my new book with you! As of today, Fulfilled is available for pre-order on Amazon.com! Fulfilled is a non-fiction book that explores health promotion through a non-diet lens, encouraging you to respect your body, honor your hunger, and embrace the unique size and shape that God created for your. In … More Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love
1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)