The Gratitude List and Tune-Up Day 6

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I’ve talked in the past about how I try to make it my practice to publicly “tweet” my gratitude in order to remain focused on the positive things in my life, but sometimes I need more than 140 characters to … Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Epilogue: Is Paleo the Right Answer?

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My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making the … Continue reading

Self-Love and Sex: How to Stop Dating ED

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This blog post is part of the Week of Self-Love hosted by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt of annesophie.us. I’ve been thinking a lot about sex and love lately. (Yeah, okay, let’s all be grownups here please…) I’ve written before about how my … Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Part 7: Veganism and Eating Disorders

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My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making the … Continue reading

5 Ways to Start Letting Go of Food Rules

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Back when I was training to become a figure competitor (aka during my last and worse relapse with ED), I thought I had it all figured out: The carefully researched broscience in my muscle magazines told me that I was … Continue reading

How’s That Workin’ for Ya?

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[source] When I was working at the Fruit Stand, I had an incredible mentor, who not only helped me become a better salesperson, trainer, and facilitator, but also inadvertently helped me through some of my depression and anxiety during the … Continue reading

A Little Tuesday “Thought-spiration”

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You don’t need to look like this: [source] To prove that you’re strong enough to do this: [source] * [source] You don’t need to be able to do this:  [source] To prove that you’re worthy of this: [source] You don’t … Continue reading

A Letter to My Sisters in the Midst of Their Quarter-Life Crises

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Dear Sisters, Here you are. Rock bottom. The almost-or-just-past-quarter-life crisis. The Millennial angst, the thwarted expectations of the American dream. You don’t own a house. You lease a car. You owe more to your school than you education was worth. … Continue reading