Everyday Goddesses: Melissa Brode

Everyday Goddesses is a series featuring women who embody strength in the health and yoga community.  Melissa is someone I’ve been lucky to connect with through the health and wellness blogging community, and I was very excited when she agreed to be featured on Everyday Goddesses. I look forward to reading her insightful and honest…

I Will Not Exploit My Eating Disorder

I get a lot of emails. A lot of emails. Like many others, I’m flooded with a wide array of messages from all directions on any given day. These range from teaching requests, to heartfelt letters from students, to exciting opportunities, to promotions, to newsletters I forgot I accidentally signed up for three years ago….

My Top 5 Books to Change Your Life

I love to read. As a child, I was a voracious reader. I devoured everything in sight- powering through my community library’s shelves at a ridiculous speed, with little pickiness on the author, topic, or genre. I loved being able to immerse myself in any subject matter, being able to allow myself to slip into…

Changing the Conversation on What it Means to be a Strong Woman

This past week was all about women for me. It was the first ever week-long Women’s Strength Summit, curated by Stephanie Gaudreau, which I was lucky enough to be a speaker in. It also, by pure coincidence, fell on the same week as International Women’s Day, which my talk happened to coincide with! It truly felt like the…

The Fig Tree

This past week, a quote by Sylvia Plath from her work The Bell Jar has been on my mind. The passage, which you’ve likely come across at one point or another, is about sitting at the peak of your life, and trying to decide who you want to be and what you want to do in a…