Self-Care is Not A Punishment

April 23, 2013
At many points during  my life, my understanding about caring for myself was skewed As in, oh honey, you've had such a bad day, that cupcake will totally make you feel better And, you've worked so hard, skip your workout, you've earned the right to have a Netflix marathon  Or, don't go out and spend time with your friends, it all sounds so exhausting, just hop on the couch Yep And after having lived much of my life under the ... keep reading

Who I Am, Today: Change + Radical Self-Responsibility

April 18, 2013
Recently, I put a post up on our Facebook page about change, and allowing ourselves the permision to change Many people commented, but one in particular stood out in my mind She said, "I might say it's not only ok (to change), it's suggested" Yes Immediately And then, but why the hell has it been so hard A knot formed in my stomach, and my heart felt full when I thought about the relationship that I've had with change for the duration of my ... keep reading

Finding (& Sharing) the Beauty in Your Life

April 11, 2013
In defense of my love affair with you instagramming of your perfect life Also in defense of authentic social media-ing Alternate title: The Antidote for Envying Others is Learning to Love What You Already Have  The other day I was talking to my wife about photography, something that I have recently taken a bit of an interest in I like to be comfortably late to every party, so I just discovered Instagram Yep, I do what I can My wife, who has ... keep reading

Devoting Yourself to Your Life

April 04, 2013
I'm curious, how do you know that you are living a life that is truly yours What does that mean to you How might it feel to be living in that life, moving about your day This morning, in a flash, I started thinking about this concept in images Imagine, you are walking into a fully furnished home or one of those corporate suites that you rent by the week or month You know, the kind where all of the furniture matches and the kitchen ... keep reading

My Story + Why I Created Body Loving Homework Live

April 02, 2013
I have told parts of my stories many times before I have told the stories of self-loathing The stories using food to smother unacceptable feelings The stories of when I didn't say no when I wanted to, because I didn't feel like I deserved it I've told the sad stories, the ones that I have been deeply ashamed of I realized this weekend that I hadn't ever paused to tell the stories that is beneath all of the stories, which, is also the story of ... keep reading
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