In general, I’m pretty satisfied with my life. But like anyone else, I have my own set of bad days. What I realized in this most recent of bad days is that in the past, my eating disorder made my bad days even worse. Bad days would lead to binges, and binges led to overwhelming … More Disordered Eating Just Makes Bad Days Worse
Most of the people in my inner circle share my views on intuitive eating and health at every size. Especially with my closest friends, thoughts/concerns/challenging questions come up and we talk them out pretty regularly, usually circling back to a place of mutual agreement (and peace) on those topics. I’m really fortunate to have a … More How to Talk to Others About Your Non-Diet Philosophy
I’m generally happy with my body, and I’m so grateful that I can truthfully say that now. I’ve struggled to accept my appearance over the years, and there were definitely seasons in my recovery where I was merely tolerating my appearance rather than actually liking it. Given the culture in which we live, I don’t … More Moving Beyond Body Image Roadblocks
When I tell new people that I’m a non-diet, HAES practitioner, I often get the question of, “So, are you saying that eating Big Macs and super-size french fries every day is healthy?” No. Of course not. But the foods we choose to eat are usually a symptom of a bigger problem. Sure, poor nutrition … More How Do You Get Someone to Eat Differently Without Putting Them on a Diet?
“I love you, but I don’t like you right now.” Perhaps you’ve felt this sentiment in your interpersonal relationships, or heard it from others, or even said it out loud. As imperfect people, we offend, hurt, annoy, and disturb our fellow humans on a daily (or even hourly) basis. Try as we may, we can’t … More Self-Love Means Meeting Needs