The Only Diet I Follow

The Only Diet I Follow

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? (Or, if you don’t use that phrase, did you at least think that you’re going to make a change in 2014? Get a fresh start?) Well, here’s the thing with resolutions – there will come a time when you look at your behavior and think, “Shit. I slipped …

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The Human-ness of Depression

The Human-ness of Depression

This is Part 2 of the Depression Discussion. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here >> In Part 1, I talked about how using ‘demons’ to describe emotional sensitivity was inaccurate; and, how having a loving conversation about the pain associated with positive or negative experiences can be therapeutic to begin accepting emotions …

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Taking Charge: Holidays

Taking Charge: Holidays

Family can be…how do I put this…triggering. Family can be triggering. There’s a way that we walk through our lives calm and collected (for the most part), but the holidays come up and we’re thrown into family situations—or maybe we find ourselves just not participating in family events at all and both of those things …

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Should Self Care Be Seasonal

Should Self Care Be Seasonal

THE SEASON OF VERY LITTLE SELF-CARE Oh, man. It’s that time of year again. The time of year where all sorts of internal narratives take over our lives. Let me explain… For most people, the holidays are jam-packed, full of mixed emotions, assumptions and nostalgia. we feel sad. We miss people who are no longer here; people …

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Pushing Myself To New Places

Pushing Myself To New Places

Want to know a secret? I didn’t completely let go. As you know, I spent nearly all my life as a fitness fanatic. I was running anywhere from 20-40 miles a week at one point, working out for hours in the gym or pushing myself to train for a marathon. But last year I transformed …

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Let The Emotions Flow

Let the Emotions Flow

I remember the first time I cried tears of joy as an adult and then held them back to make other people comfortable. It was my stepsister’s high school graduation and I was so proud of her and also probably sad that we were going to be going in separate direction. I was struck by …

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Lessons in Loss from My Dogs

Lessons in Loss from My Dogs

I have a small, beautiful statue of a dog in a corner of my backyard. I got it from Martha’s Vineyard years ago, but it’s just recently been painted black and is finally serving a real purpose. It used to sit on a shelf in my living room—now, it’s a memorial. Saturday, July 12th was …

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