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You can do better than perfection.

Flat abs. Endless youth. Constant energy and bliss. Size zero jeans. No need to eat. Effortless spirituality. Captivating beauty. An end to my food addiction. Perfect health. That’s not a lot to ask…right? I mean, the diet-lifestyles I adopted promised I could get there and I wanted the very best life had to offer! And after all, nothing worth having comes…

“Sometimes Connection is More Nourishing than Kale”…and Other Things I Would Have Told Myself.

I’ll admit it. I sometimes feel angry when I think of all the time I wasted trying to change my body. At the pinnacle of my obsession, for several years, I basically quit everything. I quit singing lessons, I made almost no effort to develop friendships, and I had a constant fantasy about “someday”. Someday when I was my ideal…

The “Perfect” Version of Myself…

On my 12th birthday I was gifted a subscription to Teen magazine. I’m sure the shift would have happened eventually but this is the first moment I can pinpoint being given a reason to be wary of my body. Prior to that I don’t remember thinking much about it! I look back over my teenage years and most of my fantasies…

I Thought it Had to be Difficult

Food was never easy. Until recently there was always something I was avoiding – dairy, nuts, fruit, oil, sugar, solid food. You name it, I’ve probably cut it out of my diet at some point. I thought that people who ate “whatever they wanted” were lazy and miserable and that I was the only one I knew who would be disciplined enough…

I don’t want to tell you what to eat.

Fruitarianism. Juice fasting. Vegan. Low carb. Calorie counting. Food combining. Water fasting. You name it, I’ve probably tried some version of it. I’ve always been fascinated with the way food affects my body – the way it looks and the way it feels. I find that it can dramatically alter the way I’m experiencing life. I’ve lived on fresh juices…

The Discipline of Self Love

At the start of Autumn last year, I was in the best shape of my life. I’d found just the right balance of workouts that made me feel strong, and utterly delicious food that my body was loving. Fast forward to November and I hurt my shoulder pretty badly at work, badly enough to take out anything but basic walking…

Eat to Tune In, Not to Tune Out.

  Just a year and a half ago, I had a major realization. I was in the middle of blogging about my struggles with emotional eating when I realized that that wasn’t exactly the problem. Here’s an excerpt from a previously password protected post: “I don’t have a problem with emotional eating. I have a problem with being present in…