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Intuitive Eating Update

I wrote a while back about my long and complicated journey with intuitive eating on Nourish. Since then, I’ve experienced a lot of changes in my life, from my diet to my schedule to my activity level to my overall attitude towards food, that have had a pretty significant (and positive!) impact on how I […]

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What Recovery Means to Me

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! Some of you may have already seen this post on Nourish but it’s a big deal for me to have gotten to this place in my recovery so I wanted to share my journey here as well. I hope you enjoy! Recovery. It means something a little different to everyone. […]

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My Experience with Medication

This weekend, I went off my last prescription medication, just one month after weaning myself off a mood stabilizer I’d relied on since I was fourteen. Like many milestones in my recovery, this is one I never imagined I’d pass, and now that I have, it feels both surreal and exciting. I haven’t talked much […]

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My Transition to Veganism (Part Two)

When I decided to transition to veganism a couple of months ago, I had no idea what impact it would have on my life or, more importantly, my recovery. When I told my parents (who have since been very supportive) that I wanted to make this change, I could tell they had reservations. There’s an […]

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When the Kitchen is No Longer Scary

I used to be terrified of the kitchen. Not of the room itself, of course, but what went on inside it. Back then, I was deeply entrenched in anorexia and was convinced that food was my worst enemy. So the kitchen, with its cabinets packed with snacks and sweets and its appliances that would produce […]

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Reclaiming Freedom in Recovery

I used to take my freedom for granted—that is, until eighth grade when I fell into the clutches of anorexia. The thing about an eating disorder is that the stronger and louder it gets, the more it strips away from the sufferer. That year, over the course of a mere couple of months, I lost […]

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My Books Helped Me “Choose Life”

It’s been over three months since the third and final novel in my trilogy The Changing Ways Series came out yet it often still feels surreal that it’s over; that this project I’ve poured myself into for the past four years of my life is behind me once and for all.

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Finding Balance with Exercise

Growing up, exercise was a huge part of my childhood. I was the kid who played three sports competitively, five sports leisurely, and always had to be on the go. Both of my parents were college athletes so I have natural athleticism and coordination that enabled me to excel at pretty much every sport I […]

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How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World

To say this year has been difficult would be a vast understatement. This past week has been especially heartbreaking and once again demonstrated the significant racial inequities and poor leadership in our so-called “great” country. Then, of course, there’s the coronavirus, which has somehow worsened and is showing no signs of improving anytime soon. Add […]

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Artists Sunday

In a year as difficult as 2020, it’s hard not to reminisce on how things were last year, before the pandemic. Last winter, at this same time, I was leading a very active life. In attention to my part-time jobs, I was giving in-person book talks, participating on mental health panels, and attending craft fairs […]

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