my guide to thriving on thanksgiving

(note: this post was originally published in 2015. It’s been updated for 2018!) Years ago, I dreaded holidays like Thanksgiving. For weeks in advance, I’d have thoughts like: There’s going to be so much food there, how am I ever going to be able to control myself the entire time?  More recently, my thoughts have been: Oh gosh, there are going to be so many family dynamics going on and so many activities, how am I going to make sure I take care of myself and stay centered throughout it all?  These days, I look…

If we were having coffee right now, this is what I’d tell you…

Oh, how I love these posts. They are always such a pleasure to write, and I love hearing what’s going on in your life, too. If you’re new around here, I write these “coffee chat” posts a few times a year and get to talk to you like we’re friends having a cup of coffee. I love the intimacy! Here is my last “coffee chat” post – my first one written from SF. I felt like this post was needed since I haven’t been emailing as much lately. I have SO many ideas for blog posts in the next several months, but first,…

What your relationship with food is trying to show you

Happy Friday, babe. Today, I want to chat with you a bit more about FOOD – specifically, your relationship with food. Many of you know that I struggled with dieting and binge eating for 10 years and after I healed from this, I started my business with the goal of helping women heal from this, too. While I feel so incredibly free and at ease around food now, I had to work at this for YEARS. I needed to clear out all the external messages and look at all of my food habits head-on and learn what they were trying to show me….

10 Self-Care Practices That Cost Basically Nothing

Self-Care doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of the most influential ways I take care of myself cost nothing. Sometimes we think of Self-Care and imagine paying for massages, buying those expensive food items we see on Instagram (like ashwagandha!?), or investing in top-of-the-line bath products or makeup. I do believe that there is a place for investing in ourselves financially, but I also believe that the MOST powerful ways we take care of ourselves have very little to do with money. So today I want to share with…