The Dangers of Personal Branding, or Why I’m Not #Fitfluential


TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Hilary Kinavey! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got the email: You’ve been accepted as a #Fitfluential Ambassador. It was a big day, because I’d been following fitness/nutrition blogs since … Continue reading 

UN-podcast 069 & Can You Trust a Woman with a Six Pack to Talk about Body Positivity or Health?

Can You Trust a Woman With a Six Pack to

TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Melissa A. Fabello! Last week within a period of about 48 hours, I encountered a perfect storm of brain-exploding and conflicting messages about body positivity: Someone posted this message on my Facebook wall, “The … Continue reading 

UN-Podcast 065 & Consciousness and Chemicals


TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Carrie Arnold! Which of the following disordered eating patterns sounds like you: My parents never really talked about their weight or mine. I never really dieted until I got to college. But then, … Continue reading 

Un-Podcast 050 & Six Days to a Better Body (and Other Marketing Lies I Still Sometimes Believe)


“Transform your tush! Lift it! Shape it! Tone it!”  “Shaun T’s No-Gym Way to Flat Abs” “Strengthen, Trim, and Tone in 4 Moves” (These are actual headlines from three of the top women’s magazines in the US this month.) “Part … Continue reading 

Why Should I Accept My Body? (Plus Guest Hosting the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show!)


Happy National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Today’s podcast was pretty much PERFECTLY timed with this week—I couldn’t have planned it better if I’d tried. It’s posted a few days earlier than normal, but don’t despair: Finding Our Hunger will be … Continue reading