Counting My Blessings … I Think I Need More Hands!


I say it every year, but this year I have so much to be thankful for. I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am in life without the love and support of my loving parents and my incredible husband.

And I wouldn’t be a calmer, less-anxious, more flexible version of me without my amazing daughter who has colored my world in more ways than I knew possible in the eleven months she’s been here with us.

Truly, I’m blessed. And I don’t take it for granted for one second. Continue reading “Counting My Blessings … I Think I Need More Hands!”


A Holiday “Catch”

hand20in20cookie20jar1I’m not going to lie … I had an amazing, wonderful, fabulous weekend with my family in South Carolina, but (of course there’s a but) …

I had a chew-and-spit-incident … the first in weeks. And the worst part? I got caught red-handed by my mom. Um, can we say … humilating?

It just goes to show that disordered eating is not something that just goes away within a couple months of therapy; it ebbs and flows and the behaviors can show up when we least expect it.

The good news is I had such a fun weekend — I really focused on the family and not the food (though it was abundant and delicious), and remembered my own “holiday hints”.

I savored sitting around the table each day (multiple times!) with my favorite people — my husband, my parents and siblings, my aunt, uncle, cousins, and old family friends … just catching up and spending quality time together, something so rare — and so beautiful. Continue reading “A Holiday “Catch””

“Meet Your Body Where It Is”

benefits_of_yoga_health_and_wellness_dominic_gaziano1I thought I’d share this inspirational quote today in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

I found it in Courtney Martin’s book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, which I finished this past weekend and probably will be talking about quite a bit going forward.

The quote was in relation to one young woman suffering with an eating disorder who finally one day snapped (in a good way) and “woke up” during a yoga class when the instructor shared those six small words with such ginormous meaning.

“Meet your body where it is” Continue reading ““Meet Your Body Where It Is””