I took a British Literature class in high school, and one of the poems we read has still stuck with me, even after all the years: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot. One of verses in the poem reads, For I have known them all already, known them all:Have known … More Good Days, Bad Days, and Life in Recovery
Or rather, I wrote a book, and am currently in the long process of editing said book. And that, my friends, is probably the craziest thing I’ve ever said. I still don’t believe it. Just about two years ago, the gears in my head started turning. I had just started this blog (which at the … More I’m Writing a Book!
Wanting to lose weight is a normal feeling for women in today’s world. We unfortunately live in an age when thinness is seen as overly valuable, and this creates insane pressures for us. We’ve all felt it! We’re constantly bombarded with messages about weight loss, from magazine covers to billboards, even all the way down … More 3 Ways Undereating Leads to Weight Gain
The messages we hear in our culture very much attribute health problems to weight gain. Conversations about chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are very weight-focused, with weight loss often being the only “lifestyle recommendation” given by healthcare providers to those looking to avoid medications. But weight loss recommendations don’t always translate to improved … More The Truth About Weight and Health
A few weeks ago, I participated in a focus group of healthcare professionals for the purpose of designing an awareness campaign for eating disorders. The dialogue got me thinking about the forces underlying food and body obsessions, and what drives them. While the causes of disordered eating are diverse, complex, and multifaceted, one of the … More Ladies, Let’s Stop Talking About Dieting