*Trigger warning!* It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness week, and today’s post comes from a desire to raise a little awareness about what an eating disorder really looks like. You see, we throw a lot of words around: you look anorexic. … Continue reading
health: helTH/ noun the state of being free from illness or injury. Let’s face it: When someone says “healthy body,” what’ the first image that comes to mind? I guarantee it was something along the lines of this: [image source] Or this: … Continue reading
Is it possible to be addicted to exercise? Let me start off by saying that exercise is NOT inherently a bad thing. Getting out, moving your body, lifting weights, spinning, biking, running, hiking, Crossfitting, or bending yourself into a yogic … Continue reading
This is a big one.
A few weeks ago, Kevin Geary of The Rebooted Body virtually sat down with me, Jennifer Fugo (Gluten Free School), and Ali Shapiro (Truce With Food) to talk about how we (women) talk about our bodies–and how the way we talk about our bodies impacts young women.
You don’t have to have an eating disorder to have been the victim of a bad body image–girls grow up with so many conflicting and/or damaging messages about health, fitness, body image and such (no surprise there, huh?), but the question is: what are we gonna do about it?
Please–if you have some time, this podcast is worth every second. Give it a listen–and then I want to hear your thoughts!
Can you think of a moment in your own development (or in the development of your children) when YOU heard a message that invited ED and company in?
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There are few things in this world that I abjectly and unequivocally hate, and two of those things involve suitcases: packing and unpacking. [image source] Ironic, considering the fact that I use the packing metaphor on a weekly basis on … Continue reading
[image source] ‘Twas the Morning of Christmas: A Holiday Poem for the Exercise Addict ’Twas the morning of Christmas, though the children were sleeping, I was Yelp!-ing like crazy, while silently weeping. The stockings were filled with presents so dear, … Continue reading
[source] In the past couple of days, I’ve had to come up head-to-head with many of my old beliefs about fitness and training, and reassess where I stand when it comes to exercise. As a person with an exercise addiction, … Continue reading
TL;DR: Fitspiration sucks. Stop fat-shaming/fit-shaming yourself and others, kthx. Strong is the New…? I just want to take a brief interlude and ask a question, because it’s something that’s been weighing on me pretty heavily. How many of you out … Continue reading
One of the most important things I think we can do in order to break free from addictions, end disordered eating and exercise, and transform our bodies and our health is to stop following our “high-fact” and “low-fact” diets. Today’s … Continue reading
Before I even start this post, I just want to say something to all of you who are going to get offended/upset by what I’m about to write: this post isn’t about you, the end user, and your choices. I’m … Continue reading