A while back, I realized that it is hard to feel like more than a body when we’re complimented on our bodies. If appearance-related compliments are what we receive the most of, we’ll focus on how to get more of those compliments. This can easily lead to obsession with our bodies and appearances, feeding straight … Continue reading What Happened: One Week of Avoiding Comments on Others’ Bodies & Appearances
"But I can't stop eating x food once I start." "Food lights up the reward center in the brain - just like drugs!" "I feel out of control around food." I understand. It's tough to make sense of intense desires for food or seeming inability to resist certain foods in this culture that asks us … Continue reading You’re Not Addicted to Food. I Promise.
Your body is your birthright. All of it. The whole thing. In whatever shape or size or color it may be. With whatever ability it has. You get to listen to it and honor it. You get to nourish it and move it or not move it in whatever ways feel good and right. You … Continue reading Your Body is Your Birthright
It is HARD to quit diet culture. I know that I can sit over here in my desk chair and type pretty words about how lovely it is to not stress about dieting or exercise, and reassure you that you are beautiful because you exist. Maybe that sounds wonderful and you feel good reading that, … Continue reading Five Reasons Diet Culture is So Enticing
I didn’t drink coffee until I was in college. I didn’t like the way it tasted when I took sips from my dad’s mug, and he drank it straight black. When I was in college, I discovered that I liked coffee when it was espresso mixed with lots of milk and caramel and whipped cream. … Continue reading The Super Diet-y Reason I Never Owned a Coffee Maker…Until Now