If you’d have asked me 10 years ago what I thought it meant to “take care of myself,” I would’ve said something along the lines of clean eating, exercising every day, maintaining a certain body weight, and keeping an appealing outward appearance…i.e. wearing makeup and nice clothes. If you’d have asked me what I thought self-care meant, I’d … More Self-Care Is Imperfect
“I’ll be happy when I’m thin.” Have you ever felt that way? I know I have. I used to feel like my whole life was on hold because I didn’t look the way I wished I looked. All around me, I saw thin and beautiful women, and it seemed like they were living their lives … More Learning to Be Content in Your Body
I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?
“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
The past few months, I’ve been pretty disenchanted with coffee. If you’re not a coffee drinker, that might seem like a completely unremarkable statement. But I used to be a coffee addict (and proud of it!) I’d slowly been tapering down on the amount of coffee I’d been drinking over the past few months because … More The Restriction Mindset Leads to Overeating