Still Feel Like Letting Go is Unhealthy?

For years, my excuse for continuing dieting was that “I had to”. “I have to be healthy”. I believed freedom just wasn’t in the cards for me. I knew too much about polyunsaturated fats. I knew too much about how all our food was slowly killing us. And my hormones are messed up. I HAVE to…

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How Do You Use Makeup?

I realized that I feel really, really ugly without makeup. And that is bullshit. And even if I were ‘really ugly’ without makeup, that is ok. But being “ugly”, and feeling ugly are two different things. In fact, being inherently ugly doesn’t need to even exist if we are realizing that beauty standards are subjective and morph…

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If it Wasn’t Food, It’d be Something Else

You know what the crazy, wonderful, horrible thing about all this food and body image stuff is? IT IS A LIFE WAKE UP CALL. Wasting too much time in regret, worry, and shame is pointless in the end, because guess what? If this food thing wasn’t happening to you, something else would be. Life would…

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Wanna Hear a Story? France, Diabetes Medicine, and Magnesium.

When I was in 11th grade, my doctor put me on diabetes medicine and told me not to get fat. That was their best attempt at “healing” hormonal imbalances (imbalances that were almost definitely caused by stress and exacerbated by restrictive-and-binge-eating disorder and large doses of self-loathing). I could go on for days about why American…

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“But What If I Have Health Problems?”

Recovering from “nutso eating” (that is my official term for it now. yep.) brings up a lot of resistance and fear. Besides the deep fear of the social stigma against weight – along with any other personal prejudice, the second biggest resistance is “but … health!” (This is why I recommend the book Health At…

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Join us for the July – December Life Recovery Cycle

Wanna have a totally different relationship with yourself by December 2015? If you are still looking for consistent, tailored support, accountability, and inspiration on your journey to food ease and body love… There are now two different ways to join my 6 Month Life Recovery Program. I created the program to be a self-guided email program,…

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What’s it Like to Be Normal Around Food?

“What is the other side of this food thing like? What am I going towards while I’m trying to normalize food?” I get asked this question often enough, and a lovely member of my 6 Month Program just asked me too, so I figured this was a great post to create and share with everyone. I’m going…

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Why Do I Talk About “Creative Recovery”?

You may hear me talk about “Creative Recovery” in some posts, emails, and describing part of the process we go through in Soul Recovery Mentoring or Life Recovery Program. So, what does “creative recovery” have to do with anythinnnnnnnnnnngg??? Let me explain. I’m going to outline a general birds eye overview of how I healed from a food and weight obsession, and…

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If We Were Taught to Value Ourselves

Can you imagine if we were raised to value our own unique spark and presence? (That special, incomparable, sometimes weird part of us that we normally grow up feel ashamed or afraid of.) And can you imagine if we were raised to truly experience, inhabit, and value the growth potential of our emotions? If we…

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Why You Can’t Banish Your Body Shame

Guest post by Summer Innanen!   No matter where you are on your journey to Fuck It, you are going to have good days and bad days. There are days or weeks or months when everybody and every expert (including myself) feels that negative voice – the one that says you are ‘disgusting’ or ‘not good…

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