Eating Intuitively – How I Do It, and How Covid-19 Has Played a Role

I’ve been in eating disorder recovery since 2015, and over the past 3 years, I’ve been actively working towards eating intuitively - giving up all diet plans, calorie counting and food measuring to instead just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I tend to call it “eating like a normal person” and… Continue reading Eating Intuitively – How I Do It, and How Covid-19 Has Played a Role

Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance

Much of the world is deep into self-isolation right now. Personally, I’m on day twenty-three (not that I’m counting every minute or anything).  When my shelter-in-place started, I was anxious about it but couldn’t really articulate why. I already spend a lot of time on my own (work from home, live alone), so self-isolation wouldn’t… Continue reading Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance

Mitigating Training Stress: Working-out vs Working-in

Now is a particularly interesting time to be writing about training stress. Many, if not most, of us don’t currently have access to a training facility. And many, if not most, of us probably feel MORE stress due to this temporary lack of access. I’m going to challenge you to use some the the suggestions… Continue reading Mitigating Training Stress: Working-out vs Working-in

Shift Your Mindset with This Practice

I want to tell you how my Sunday went.  First, here’s how I intended it to go: Wake up at 7am, do some yoga, meditate, drink coffee. Shower and get pretty. Eyebrow wax at 10:15am. Some self-care, you know. Meet two of my closest friends at one of my favorite brunch places at 11am. Eat… Continue reading Shift Your Mindset with This Practice

Eating Under Stress: The Why and How (to cope)

So far, we’ve covered what stress IS, and the first step to decreasing our chronic stress: getting enough quality sleep. Now we’re going to tackle a subject that may give rise to your stress response on its own: how and what you eat. Acute and chronic stressors can bring out some pretty severe changes in… Continue reading Eating Under Stress: The Why and How (to cope)

The Soft Reset: Bouncing Back After Over-Indulging

I spent last weekend doing a bunch of things I LOVE: traveling, meeting great new people, going on fun outdoor adventures, eating lots of amazing food and drinking a lot of wine. And while I really do adore all of these things, they’re also extremely draining for my introverted, just-getting-over-burnout self.  When I take vacations,… Continue reading The Soft Reset: Bouncing Back After Over-Indulging

Stress, simplified

Since the start of this month, I’ve seen the following things happen: My resting heart rate dropped 7 points.My breathing has started to feel easier, like a blockage has disappeared.My sleep quality has improved drastically.My appetite has skyrocketed (from an unwanted low period).I feel motivated to head to the gym and when I’m there, I… Continue reading Stress, simplified

Embracing Real Habits (to free up your mind)

There’s a ton of positive energy surrounding the beginning of January - a new start, a clean slate, a chance to take on projects that we’d been putting off during the previous calendar year. We’re now halfway through that month, and it can be around this time that our enthusiasm about our New Years goals… Continue reading Embracing Real Habits (to free up your mind)