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Here's how you reset.

Uncategorized May 04, 2019

I can hear the church bells tolling out the window and my view is disfigured by the raindrops on the screen. It's been raining since 5 am and my shoes have already been soaked through twice today. 

I was gifted a brief break from the hustle and the bustle and the hectic of the past few weeks. Packing and moving and working and unpacking and looking at houses and relationships and travel and that's life. Not ever going to stop. 

As humans, we don't really get an...

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You need this more than you need SPANX.

Uncategorized Apr 07, 2019

Awakening to the possibilities of a healthier lifestyle can be a very exciting time. To go from being asleep, using food as a means of getting by, to realizing that food is fuel for our bodies—the sheer “woman on fire” moment that often comes after discovering health—is phenomenal. I have no desire to take that away from anyone who is joyfully finding her own version of health.

However, there is a dark side to health culture that often quickly follows this...

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The Very Real Mental Toll of Obsessing Over Your Nutrition.

Uncategorized Jan 29, 2019

Do you remember the first time you noticed your body’s outer appearance? Her curves and her lines and her bulges and her shape and her mass?

Do you remember the first time you made the connection between food, exercise, and controlling your body?

Do you remember the first time you restricted your food?

Do you remember the first time you exercised to counter food intake or to try to reform your body, like a lump of wet clay eager to be cajoled into a sleek, chic vase?

I hear answers to...

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You Know Too Much About Food, and It's Actually Hurting You

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2019

The supreme irony in embarking on a health and wellness journey is that we inevitably get bogged down in the vast store of information available to us. Much of that information is right at our very fingertips (thanks, internet!), and this is further complicated by the fact that a large portion of that information? It’s incredibly contradictory.

When it comes to food and our bodies, we have a tendency to place so much importance on what others TELL us and so little on our own experience....

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Four Ways to Break Free of Food Rules

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2019

Food rules. We all have them, whether we know it or not, and I’m all about breaking them. After all, what are rules FOR if not breaking? (Says the girl who followed all the rules perfectly for most all of her life until one day she snapped and stole a pumpkin from a street market in NYC.)

What do I mean when I say food rules?

Food rules are the disembodied voice of “should” that lives in each of our heads. The voice that says we shouldn’t have ice cream for dinner. We...

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Listening to your body doesn't HAVE to be the most frustrating thing ever.

body Dec 14, 2018

"Climb to the top of a mountaintop. Connect with your higher power. Enter the spirit world. Meditate. Eat more. Eat less. Become one with your body. Learn to listen to your body."

I swear to god, when I was emerging from the haze of a very disordered relationship to food and my body—I found the phrase "listen to your body" to be... infuriating.

"hi. yes. hello. um... body? hiiiiiii. I am.... talking to you, and all these people keep telling me to listen to you... so like... hi? whatchu...

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Hormones don't have to rule your days.

maca Dec 09, 2018

Aside from health class in high school, or if you happen to take on a fertility journey, hormones aren’t talked about too much. That is... unless we’re talking about PMS, menopause, or post-menopause. Not many of us talk about early onset menopause, PCOS, perimenopause, or how much your hormones are ruling your days. 

What if your hormones and understanding them a bit more was... key?

I rode the hormonal imbalance roller coaster for years, and it was FRUSTRATING. I then...

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Butterfly Soup

recipe Nov 29, 2018

"Why do vegans insist on recreating meat meals and calling them 'vegan this' or 'vegan that'? Why are sautéed mushrooms 'vegan scallops' or grilled portobello 'vegan steak'?"

Question posed to me by my meat loving guy.  

I considered this and realized he has a few good points. For vegans and vegetarians, it's my opinion that it's fun to try to recreate meals in a plant based way. It's nice to have andouille sausage made of beans and mushrooms or cheese made out of carrots and...

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What does it mean to flow from fed up to well fed?

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2018

“So how long is this going to take?”

The comforting smush of the couch in my therapist’s office invited me to sink downward.

Release. Let go.

The sensation was in direct contrast to the stiffness of my chic Bank Officer’s work wear. The button downs and navy-ness of it all never suited me. But… then again... at that particular moment… nothing felt like it suited me.

I wanted to escape my body and the life I’d somehow locked myself into as much as I...

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The Monkey in My Mind Wears a Two Piece Pin Stripe Suit

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2018

I have a monkey in my mind, and so do you. I know you do, because we all do.

I had similar conversations multiple times with clients last week, and it stems around the classic case of "should-ing all over yourself."

One client quit her job about a year ago and broke down her "picture perfect" corporate life in order to pursue the message she feels she must share with other women. She didn't quit willy nilly or on a whim: a doctor actually told her to quit. For her health. She wasn't...

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