An Encouragement for When Things Are Hard

Sometimes in life, the right thing doesn’t always feel like the natural thing to do. On days with overwhelming to-do lists, conflicts, frustrations, or disappointments, it can be easy to choose an attitude of defeat. Feeling defeated is essentially feeding into the idea that because something is hard, it’s not worth doing. It’s giving up, … More An Encouragement for When Things Are Hard

How to Enjoy Summer

Happy first day of summer! As someone who is generally averse to cold weather, this is my all-time favorite season. Chicago has been a bit chillier this June than I’d prefer, but I’m excited for the sunny mornings and warm afternoons that I know are coming. Summer can be a challenging time for some, given … More How to Enjoy Summer

The Appeal of Food Rules (and a better question to ask…)

Counting macros, restricting calories, eating vegan, vegetarian, keto, or Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, “clean eating,” Whole30, 80/10/10, low-fat, no food after 7, intermittent fasting… What do all of the above have in common?  The answer is rules. Whether you consider the previously mentioned eating frameworks to be diets or not, they all are characterized by rules. These … More The Appeal of Food Rules (and a better question to ask…)