I thought losing weight was going to fix all my problems for me. But it didn’t. Really, it only created more problems. #notworthit As humans in general, I think we’re always on the lookout for the next easy fix. We want to find that one secret solution that will make our lives easier so that … More Body Image or Body Idolatry?
I no longer believe that the word “healthy” is appropriate to use in the context of individual foods. Here’s why: Health Can’t Be Watered Down to Vegetables Working in the healthcare field, health and wellness are constantly topics of discussion, as are nutrition and fitness. Every day, I hear talk about “good” and “bad,” “healthy” … More Are Vegetables Really Healthy?
A few years ago, I ran a half marathon, and during the race I remember seeing a shirt on a fellow runner that said “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” with a picture of a pair of running shoes and a reference to Philippians 4:13. At the time, I thought it … More The Problem with “Christian” Diet Books & Blogs
A few weeks ago, we drove to the East coast for a late summer vacation. We visited some family, did some camping and hung out around my husband’s old stomping grounds so he could show me where he grew up. I’d never been to Virginia before, and I enjoyed learning about some of the history … More Intuitive Eating vs Boredom Eating
I received a question the other day along the lines of, “Do you believe it’s possible that prayer will help prevent weight gain? If I ask God to keep my body the same, will he?” My answer, in short, was no. But I’ve had that thought before, too. In my teenage years, I was terrified … More Praying Away Weight Gain