Why I Can’t Wait to Get Older

Why I Can’t Wait to Get Older

Today is my birthday! I am thirty-eight years old. But I’m not “38.” Let me explain. We have collectively accepted this idea that as we age, we must experience the inevitable breakdown of the body.  We expect pain and chronic illness to creep into our...
Listen to Your Body

Listen to Your Body

Don’t hate me, but I have always been one of those super lucky women with a menstrual period that’s so easy breezy, I tend to forget I am having one. But for the last six months, I’ve had cramps that twist my insides around so much that doing...
Eating in Fight or Flight

Eating in Fight or Flight

Let’s talk about stress, baby. Let’s talk about you and me . . . The fight or flight response due to acute or chronic stress will really do a number on emotional and physical health. Here are 3 quick fixes to implement at your next meal. 1. eat in a calm,...
Why Failure is Fantastic

Why Failure is Fantastic

Most of us avoid failure as much as we avoid wearing pants, possibly more. Failure sucks.  It’s painful and most of us avoid pain because duh, it doesn’t feel good. Or does it? Did we just make it up that failure doesn’t feel good? Because we attached a bunch of...
Our Mental Health is Our Health

Our Mental Health is Our Health

I’ve been really crabby the last few weeks. And before my Mom gets all excited (I see you, Carolyn Henderson), no I’m not pregnant. But also by really crabby, I mean REALLY CRABBY. A certain four letter word comes to mind. Today after my amazing boyfriend (and his two...
Reward & Punishment: Stop the Insanity Already

Reward & Punishment: Stop the Insanity Already

If I eat only raw kale and hit the gym for hours then I’ve earned beer and wings for dinner. If I reach my target weight then I’m allowed to buy new, fun clothing and start dating again. If I have the perfect body then I’ll stop calling myself a pig. NO. Buy the...