I’m used to it every day I stand up for myself and people like me: body positive people are blind. They’re ignoring the health risks. Fat is ugly. Fat can be absolutely controlled. On and on and on. And usually, I’m able to let these things roll off my back, because I know that fat is often influenced strongly by genetics, that you can choose unhealthy foods the majority of the time and be stick-thin, and that you can eat healthily and exercise and be fat....more
What is your biggest excuse for not working out? I don't know about you, but my excuse USED to be that I didn't have enough time. I had a gym membership. But between having two very busy kids, running 3 businesses and trying to maintain a sane family life a home I just couldn't find the time I go to the gym. Not to mention the few days that I did actually get to go I would go in there and kind of blindly try to figure out what to do. I had no focus whatsoever. That all changed back in April when I took my friends challenge and started T25....more
As a counselor, I know it’s important for everyone, both kids and adults, to know and use coping skills. Coping skills are activities anyone can do to help manage difficult thoughts and feelings or challenging situations. Not all coping skills work in every situation, so it’s good to have a variety to help manage different challenges. When I think about coping skills, I tend to divide them into 4 categories - Calming, Physical, Distractions and Processing....more
How to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary
What if you're met with an eye roll when you mention to the server that you have celiac disease? That doesn't exactly instill a level of confidence, does it? That's exactly what happened to me recently. It was a reality check about dining out gluten-free....more
Last year around this time, I couldn't see straight. TS was only a week old and life had taken a speedy turn into something my husband and I had never experienced before. During the hectic postpartum stages of being a new mom, I couldn't imagine finding a calm routine....more
I’ve had Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass stuck in my head for weeks now. It is unbelievably catchy, and she does have a great voice. And you just can’t deny a tune that *makes* you move with it....more
I'm happy to report that I was given a clean bill of health at the end of July, and have started running again. Matter of fact, I've actually started training for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon. Hey, I won that free race entry remember?...more
My news feed has been taken over by friends and family participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge. I'm impressed by the sheer number of individuals who have stepped up and learned something about ALS, donated, or dumped a bucket of ice water on their heads in solidarity. It's really cool to see so many people rally for one cause.
But I have not participated.