A Confession

My first-ever course begins on Monday. True Hunger is about trusting your hunger, feeding yourself well in all domains—body, mind, and spirit, and challenging anyone or anything that tells you your body isn’t ok just as it is.   But in the process of creating and launching this course, my self-care has been completely out of…

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Why Loving Your Body is Overrated

There’s a (beautiful and well-intentioned) trend towards “body positivity” these days. This movement of encouraging people (women, mostly) to “Love Their Bodies” is great. This permission to love your body, regardless of its size, health, color, sex, or ability, is a strong move away from the toxic culture of body hatred and misogyny that has…

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The Weight of the World

I’ve been told before that I carry the “Weight of the World.” That I feel a lot, maybe too much. That it’s not my responsibility to carry the Weight of the World with all of its heartache and pain—that I should feel less and then I would feel better.   I respectfully disagree with this…

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Your Body and Diet Culture

What does it mean to “reclaim your body from diet culture”?   In describing what I do, I often use the words, “I help women reclaim their bodies from diet culture.” I realize that since “diet culture” is so normalized and pervasive, this could use some explanation.   Diet culture is the system of beliefs,…

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Rebirth and Transformation

If you are in the US (or on social media) you are aware that a total solar eclipse blessed this country yesterday coast-to-coast. On Sunday evening I went to a ceremony in preparation for this cosmic event where we explored the myth of Lazarus, who died and was brought back to life to teach his…

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