Everyday Goddesses: Aurora Myers

I’m so grateful to introduce you to my friend Aurora Myers today. She’s a visionary seeking to make the world a better place and one that is safer for conversations about mental illness. She’s launching I&I Outfitters © this month, a clothing line that aims to raise awareness about mental health and the stigma surrounding mental…

My Top 10 Food Rules

There’s an abundance of diets and rules about what you should and shouldn’t eat, and it was important to me to put something out into the world that would escape some of that diet-culture dogma that gets spread around on a daily basis.

You Are Maris. You Are Not Your Disorder.

Note: This open letter was originally published on The Invisible Illnesses Project. Dear Maris, You’re only 14, but your soul has been weathered by more years than you’ve seen on this earth. From the time you were old enough to walk, you were old enough to worry. You worried about being smart enough. You worried…

So You Think You Have an Eating Disorder.

I get this email/message at least a handful of times a week: I think I have an eating disorder. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I’m sick enough/thin enough/bad enough to get help. I’m afraid. What do I do? Paraphrased, of course. I’m honored to be in a position where people,…

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

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…

A Spiritual Journey.

The following piece was written for Professor Ralph Quinn’s Psychology and Religion course at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in Fall of 2017. Butterflies. I was sitting on that terrible paper when I got the news. You know the kind; the crinkly, waxy, white stuff you’re forced to sit on every time you go…

Mindful Eating In a Modern World.

There are few things as polarizing as the topic of food. Perhaps part of this struggle comes from the fact that we inherently seek black-and-white answers to things, and food doesn’t fit into narrow boxes very well. Food isn’t just for physical nourishment and it’s not just for emotional joy. Food isn’t just about getting stronger and healthier, and it’s not just about…