The Way We Speak About Ourselves Matters.

How many times have you heard a woman say one of the following things? “I’ll take the dessert, I’m being naughty tonight.” “Oh, I can’t eat that- I’m not ready for bikini season!” “I wish I had your legs/abs/arms!” Chances are, it’s quite a few. This kind of language about our bodies and the food…

Happiness Is Created By You, For You.

There are many times I’ve paused during a conversation with my boyfriend to write things down. He sprinkles truth bombs as liberally as he seasons meat- and he’s frequently reprimanded me for under seasoning. “You can’t go wrong with more flavor,” he’ll say as we stand in the kitchen, grabbing the pepper from hands and…

I’m a Yogi Misfit.

I’m honored to be a guest on this week’s episode of Yogi Misfits with the ever-inspiring Danni Pomplun. I’d love for you to give it a listen: we chat about yoga, teacher training, college, the future, and more. It’s a fun little chat and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording…

Everyday Goddesses: The Women Behind the “Love Your Belly” Movement

This past week, I had the pleasure of making some new friends: Gina-Marie and Hailley of the “Love Your Belly” Movement. After seeing the belly-shame Lady Gaga received during her Super Bowl half-time performance, they knew it was only one instance of the body shaming that happens every single day, and wanted to make a difference….

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…

An Open Letter: You Are Not Your Eating Disorder.

You. Yes, you. The one who will always see themselves first and foremost as “the one with the eating disorder.” The one who blames themselves for the expensive therapy she dutifully goes to every week. The one who hides themselves away from others for fear of hurting them with lies, deceit, and ambiguity. The one who had stared at…