growing beyond conditional self-love

It’s become quite trendy to promote self-love. That sense that you accept your holistic being for all it is. But what isn’t so often mentioned is something I’d like to call “conditional self-love.” I speak on the topic of self-love as somebody […]

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detox from diet culture

Regardless of the time and circumstances, under siege or living free, we’re still inundated with messages and instincts to diet. Lose weight. Exercise more. All the things. Which beckons us instead to detox from diet culture. It seems like a detox from […]

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the bathroom scale: weighing my progress

There’s a scale in my bathroom. On the floor, idly waiting for the next customer to take that fateful step. A numbered dial, a red pointer nudging up and down until it settles upon its answer. Such a simple invention, and yet […]

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your self-worth in numbers: why YOU matter.

The ingrained fixation on numbers is a hard pill to swallow. On a daily basis, I’m not as number-hungry (pun intended) as I used to be. I’m luckily in a healthier mindset where, despite knowing the number of calories in many foods, […]

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steps to take when explaining mental illness to others

“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…” What a great-sounding but impossible suggestion. We can muster all our empathy and strength, but we can never fully understand everyone’s struggles. Try explaining mental illness to others, and you’ll know this all too well. […]

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I've gained weight: accepting physical eating disorder recovery

If eating disordered thoughts trigger you, today’s post isn’t for you. But if you’re willing to understand my muddled, racing thoughts, stick around. As the title says, I’ve gained weight. The funny thing is, most people wouldn’t likely notice. They might say […]

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