My Battle with My Body

I got back from the Dominican Republic in mid-January and ever since I got back, I’ve wanted to write about this picture and the true story it tells. Over the years, I’ve done a LOT of work to heal my relationship with my body and to start recovering from very disordered and unhealthy eating and…

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How Can We “Help” During and After a Tragedy?

I know I’m not alone on this. This week has been a mix of emotions as the tragic news of the Humbolt collision rocked our world and broke our hearts. For this past week, I’ve been observing and processing the events of each new day trying to make some sense of it. The visible support…

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Am I Stressed?

Let’s Talk Stress Stress is a forever present force in life and one that seems to becoming more of a problem in our society as the pace of life increases. We live in a society where everything is real-time, instant…demanding of our constant attention and overwhelming with notifications, updates, pings, beeps and garbage. No wonder…

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Letting Go; Making Space; Moving Forward; The Recovery of a Workaholic

It’s been awhile since my last post. Since then, I finished my last I.T. contract, had 2 months off during the summer, closed my jewelry business and started a new I.T. contract…over that time, something deep inside of me shifted. During the summer I started listening to Bob Marley (this was new to me…I had…

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1 Simple Thing You Can Do To Find Happiness

We all just want to be happy, don’t we? But what does “happy” really mean and look like? I know that true happiness is not putting on a big yellow happy-face facade despite feeling unhappy and empty inside. It’s so easy to get into the habit of comparing yourself with others, to focus on all…

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Words are Freakin’ Super Heroes

Lately, I’ve noticed how much words impact my day, my mood, my outlook on life, my results AND the people around me. Words are Freakin’ Super-Heros! A kind word can lift you up or save a bad day. They can describe who we are/once were, who we are not, who we want to be. They…

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The NEW “Healthy” – 10 Important Strategies For Improving Your Health

With Holidays, Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, I want to talk about the word “healthy”, because we all know that we’re going to be flooded with weight loss strategies intended to remind us of all of the things we over-enjoyed over the holidays. All those ads will be targeting your need…

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My Dirty & “Disordered” Little Secret

As a person who has worked hard to overcome disordered eating, I want to talk about the meaning of “Healthy”. Although I was never formally diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia, in my teens and early 20s, I starved, binged, purged, rode a roller-coaster of guilt and shame, juice-fasted, dieted and created eating “rules“. I over-criticized…

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