Remember in the late 90s, early 00s when email chains were all the rage? I was one of those people who found these little nuggets in my email to be more irritating than stuff I wanted to read. Many times, I would just hit delete and move on to the next email. However,...read more
In that moment, I realized that I was not really offended by being called fat. It was a simple truth. I’m fat. I’ve pretty much always been fat. And many people throughout my lifetime have used this descriptive term against me.
It’s gotten old and I’m over it.read more
Today, I happened upon this lovely little gem on Medium about a man who photographs his wife eating as a show of devotion and mutual enjoyment of life. I expected to find out that she is in recovery from an eating disorder and his photography is a way to help her on...read more
I am the Fat Health Coach, and I feel that, at times, the "health coach" part automatically turns many people away. Yes, I do work that helps people make better choices and lead healthier lives. However, I want to make it clear that I do not advocate only for better...read more
You do not have to share my beliefs for my beliefs to be true to me.read more
Three minutes of education you just can’t miss!read more
I felt so freed by finding privacy in a public space. It was like being naked in a crowd, but invisible.
Good stuff.read more
When most people think of health, images of young people with fit bodies doing various "healthy" activities like running or yoga usually pop into their heads. You'll probably envision them wearing body-hugging spandex in bold colors, smiling, looking relaxed. Not a...read more
(Disclaimer: I am neither a psychologist, nor a mental health professional. The following is solely my personal opinion.) Are you a caretaker? No? Doesn't sound familiar? What if I asked if you were a people-pleaser? Sound a bit closer to home? No? Maybe this one...read more
It's been a long time since I've heard my stomach growling. And that could be for many reasons such as I am often drinking plenty of water and that I tend to graze instead of having meals on days I'm working from home. Yet, it might actually be that I've been distant...read more
Cornmeal because it is the basis of so many yummy dishes for today's celebration. My strong digestive system because without it, many Thanksgiving meals would have been just horrible. Ham because we like it better than turkey. Spices because they make everything I...read more
There’s a slew of clichés about how when one door closes another opens, essentially propping up a disappointed you or I by promising hope. But I do (even if reluctantly) have to say there is sometimes a kernel of truth in every cliché.read more