TALKING BRAVE: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Sometimes things happen in life that we don't want to deal with. They’re complicated & sticky. It can be easy to stick our heads in the ground, let it sort itself out, and pretend we don’t need to have a conversation. We all know that is not the best way to do it, but there’s … Continue reading TALKING BRAVE: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

DEATH & LEAVING A LEGACY

I've been thinking about life and death this week. A typical thing to do when you lose a someone special, which sadly happened in my family this week. I lost my cousin Sidney; who was a devoted husband, father, musician, and teacher. As the Rabbi so eloquently said at the funeral, we "tucked him in" … Continue reading DEATH & LEAVING A LEGACY

NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK

Today is Day 3 of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. For me, this week is all about speaking truth, living in freedom, breaking the silence and reflecting on my past. Today we're diving into: How food, weight bias and stigma are discussed in our culture Ways to become aware of our own preconceived judgments … Continue reading NEDA WEEK: COMMUNICATION & STOPPING THE WEIGHT TALK

VALENTINE’S DAY: SO MUCH MORE THAN CHOCOLATES

Around Valentine's Day, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of worrying about what we have & don’t have: love externally, our relationship status, extravagant plans & the Insta pic to prove it.  Whether you’re a traditional V-Day fan or not, many of us forget the actual meaning of this day: LOVE, APPRECIATION, AND … Continue reading VALENTINE’S DAY: SO MUCH MORE THAN CHOCOLATES

Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness

We are officially in the mist of the holiday craziness. Instead of the letting the stress takeover, I’m using this time to get my mindset rock solid. Being in recovery means having more freedom, and freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. What’s coming up this weekend for you? Parties? Work potlucks? Happy Hours? My … Continue reading Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness

Self-Protection, Balancing Independence & Letting him be the Man

I had a realization this past weekend. I build a wall as a means of self-protection. I tend to lead from a place of defense, independence, and determination. I'm prepared to protect myself at all times and I hold a very high standard/expectation that I can do everything for myself. While I admire this quality … Continue reading Self-Protection, Balancing Independence & Letting him be the Man

Love, Unknowingness & Embracing the Fear of Losing Control

There are the typical fears of heights, blood, spiders, etc; but today I'm going to discuss one of my deeper rooted fears. One that I didn't notice immediately and disregarded until I came face-to-face with it a few weeks ago (read about that here). Out of all of the fears I've overcome in the past … Continue reading Love, Unknowingness & Embracing the Fear of Losing Control