Life After Amenorrhea: Thoughts on Hormones, Acne, and MTHFR


It’s been a little while since I’ve done an update on my health, since I’ve been preoccupied with body image—and trying o do the research to get my MTHFR podcast up and running by June. So I figured that today … Continue reading 

UN-Podcast 050 & a Sign from the Universe that I’ve Learned My Lesson


Hey all…I know you’re waiting on the edge of your seats for a Paleo F(X) recap and update–and I’m working on it. It’s been a LONG weekend, and I’m just getting caught up. Until then, I have some of the … Continue reading 

An MTHFR Update


PS Before we get started with today’s post, I’d just like to take a second to remind you that I’m not a doctor and that nothing in this post should be construed as medical advice or used for diagnosis or treatment. … Continue reading 

Reflections on Recovery and Returning to New York City


The summer of 2010 was a hot one in New York City. The kind of hot where you get out of the shower and never dry but for the sweat. The kind of hot where people die from heat exhaustion … Continue reading 

Another Day, Another Surgery

Today’s the big day: surgery #3.

For those of you who are just joining my journey, you may not know about the crazy, chronic injury I’ve been dealing with since May of 2011, but if you’re dying to see pictures of my swollen, cut up ankle, you can go read the whole saga:

How I Got Here: Part Two, or A Photo-Heavy Meditation on My Ankle and Moving to California

Since my surgery in July 2012, I’ve had a second surgery (to remove the staph infection that I got while in the hospital), I’ve dealt with complex regional pain syndrome, I’ve learned to go barefoot, and I’ve been hit by a car (and broken the other leg, potentially re-tearing the tendon on the right leg, which is why I need to have another surgery now).

I don’t have a lot to say this morning (because I’m a bit preoccupied with being scared silly about this surgery), so I apologize for the short update. I’m simply tired of hurting, and I’m ready to start healing. Wish me luck!

In lieu of a post, here are some wonderful things to listen to while you wait for my triumphant return to the internet:

  • Check out the Waves of Tech and Busy Ladies podcasts episodes recapping New Media Expo. Thank you so much to Steve, Dave, and Debbie for the shout outs!
  • Last week, I was part of an incredible roundtable with Kevin Geary, Ali Shapiro, and Jennifer Fugo about how we talk to girls about their bodies. If you haven’t listened yet, PLEASE go check this one out.
  • If you missed the most recent Finding Our Hunger episode with the incomparable Justin Manning, go listen now. This was one of our most raw episodes—and it’s a great listen to keep you inspired and motivated as we get into the thick of January.

I hope you all have an incredible Monday…and I’ll see you on Wednesday with a fixed up ankle and our next episode of Finding our Hunger!

Stay hungry,


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From n=1 to 23andMe: an Update on Hormonal Health


Disclaimer: Any information I present here on my blog is for informational use only–i.e. this is not to be taken as a substitute for actual medical advice. I’m just recounting my personal experience, and everyone is different, so please seek … Continue reading