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I got naked at a Japanese bath house and it was beautiful

I got naked at a Japanese bath house and it was beautiful

The other week, I went with a friend to a Japanese bath house. If you’ve never been to one before, it looks a lot like a spa, with massage rooms and soft music and lavender scented everything. But the main space is the communal bath area.

On Wholeness

On Wholeness

This topic has been showing up for me in my life, and in the lives of those I love, repeatedly the past few weeks.

Wholeness.

What does this mean?

How do we embody it?

How do we act on it with conviction?

Why loving your body is revolutionary

Why loving your body is revolutionary

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently.

For years now, I’ve been well aware of the tense reality that most women live in when it comes to how we’ve been trained to feel about our bodies.

We’re taught that we are alive in order to be beautiful

That our appearance is the most valuable asset we own

How to stop hating your body

How to stop hating your body

This blog post is partially recycled from a previous mini-course that I ran earlier this year called “Embrace Your Bod”. One focus of that program was how to transform negative body talk.

I wanted to bring this back around because SO many women are struggling with speaking kindly to their body, especially at the beginning of the intuitive eating journey.

Want to stop binge eating?

Want to stop binge eating?

 

“How the hell do I stop binge eating?!”is a veryyyy common question that I hear from ladies all the time.


Let’s be forward: binge eating sucks. It is difficult and frustrating and painful and feels hopeless. I know this because I struggled with it deeply for years. What started as...

How to let go of the weight loss goal

How to let go of the weight loss goal

Do you feel like you're overly focused on weight loss?

This is the #1 most common thing I hear from the women that I speak with. They're on board with the idea of eating intuitively, they want to stop criticizing their bodies....but they just can't let go of the desire to lose or maintain a certain weight. 

The myth of willpower

The myth of willpower

Let's talk about willpower.
This is a biiiiigggg topic in the food & fitness world. 

"Eat before you go out to dinner so you won't be tempted to eat french fries!"

"Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. Make a good impression."

Why You Can't Trust Bikini Photos

Why You Can't Trust Bikini Photos

I’m gonna get extra real with you today.

I recently read this article by Mel Wells, fellow diet-ditcher and body love advocate, titled “How to Stop Hating Every Photo of Yourself”. Mel bravely put 6 seemingly ‘perfect’ photos of herself on her blog and dissected them- telling us how her ‘perfectly’ slim body and flawless makeup didn’t accurately reflect what was going on inside her mind and life.

This article was raw. And it hit home for me.

 

How To Make Sense Of Nutrition

How To Make Sense Of Nutrition

There’s a lot of information out there on nutrition. Endless amounts. Some say meat is toxic and unnecessary, others say that red meat is nutritious. Gluten is either poison or harmless. Eating fruit raises your blood sugar too much and makes fat burning impossible, but it’s also packed with vital bio-nutrients.

WHO’S RIGHT? What should I eat?!

Here’s the truth, babe...ready?

Why We Need Community & Connection

Why We Need Community & Connection

We often try to take on life’s biggest challenges by ourselves.


We try to tough it out alone, keep things under the radar, and sweep our shit under the rug before anyone notices that it’s come up.

My Transition Away From Veganism

My Transition Away From Veganism

I’m feeling super called to write about this.

What I’ve been eating has been changing majorly in the last few weeks - and it feels totally natural.
Soooooo, about 5-6 years ago, I decided to try on vegetarianism. It was something I’d thought about here and there, and one day (sort of out of nowhere) I decided I’d commit to it indefinitely...

But What About Health?!

But What About Health?!

People have lots of objections towards the idea of abandoning food rules. It’s hard for most people, especially the experienced dieter, food restrictor, or binge eater. The #1 grievance I hear is this:

“But...but...what about HEALTH?!”

Ah, health, yes. The thing we’re all so very deeply concerned about recently. After all, healthy is the new skinny, right?

 

It's More Than Just A "Food Issue"

It's More Than Just A "Food Issue"

So much of recovering from disordered eating habits (like emotional eating, food restriction, chronic dieting, exercise addiction, etc.) has to do with the eating itself. For instance, I had to re-learn how to listen to my body for hunger cues, eating when I was hungry and stopping once I was full...

All About Emotional Eating

All About Emotional Eating

When we talk about emotional eating, it is not just the occasional extra scoop of ice cream when we’re having an off day. Emotional eaters are those who use food as the main coping mechanism to handle their stress. Emotional eating gets its name for a reason – it’s more than just a choice of saying, ...