National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week this week.  My life, like so that of so many others, has been affected by an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not only life-threatening, startlingly prevalent, and often undetected, but also taboo. So many people are afraid to talk about eating disorders, that many go without ever seeking or…

“What Do I Need Right Now?” More on the Reality of Eating Disorders.

There’s a few things you need to get clear on when it comes to eating disorder recovery: You’re gonna have to go to therapy. Talking with someone who can offer you a strong voice of clarity and advice untainted by personal involvement is invaluable. In fact, I would argue that everyone should be going to therapy, at…

The Power of Love Notes: An Act of Resistance

Recently one of my teachers undertook a challenge: writing a love note to herself every day for the month of February. It’s a twist on a month usually dedicated to love of others through an amalgamation of cheesy cards, overpriced flowers, and boxes of chocolates. But while not everyone may have a partner to celebrate with…

Everyday Goddesses: Tashmere Ward

Tashmere is someone I greatly admire. Her vibrancy, love, and passion shines through her in everything she does, and when she entered the Just Be Yoga community, I knew I wanted to get to know who she was. I’m so grateful to have her share her story through “Everyday Goddesses,” and so grateful to be…

Everyday Goddesses: Dorsey Standish

I’ve never met Dorsey in real life, but after reading her writings, I feel like I know her. Dorsey is an engineer and a yoga teacher (who is now focused on engineering a mindful life and bridging the gap between the “hippie dippie” world and the “science/tech” world) who isn’t shying away from sharing herself…