Starving for Control

I spent an extended period of my life working to overcome my eating disorders. I went to great lengths to practice self love and self care and implement certain disciplines in order to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. Yet nothing truly seemed to work. I found myself shifting from one form of eating disorder to… Continue reading Starving for Control

The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Welcome to that weird week between Christmas and New Years when you’re filled with cheese, confusion, and booze! Most of us are feeling fuller than normal due to your grandma’s delicious chocolate pie, your uncle’s family famous cheesey potatoes, and of course, sugar cookies piled high with frosting. The consumption of these wonderful goodies we… Continue reading The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad

This warm trend in our cold Michigan weather had me thinking salad yesterday! Actually, that’s a lie. I was thinking more pancakes and pizza, but my almost, sort of mother in law asked me to bring a salad to the dinner we were having. I contemplated making a pizza salad, but the more I thought… Continue reading Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad

If I Only Knew

We’ve all heard the horror stories of people with anorexia. Getting so thin their periods stop, they lose their hair, heart problems, death, so on. I remember knowing these things when I was highly restricting my caloric intake as a young teenager. I thought, “yeah, that isn’t good, but I’m not like that. I’m just… Continue reading If I Only Knew