Chronic Disease Is the Biggest Part of My Life That You Won’t See on Social Media

On Instagram and Facebook, it looked like the perfect Friday afternoon. My husband, Nathan, and I had both taken the day off. We ate lunch at a BBQ joint in […]

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How the Lagree Method Made Me Better in My Career and My Relationships

Before I stepped into The Studio (MDR), its reputation proceeded it – for better and worse. Many of my girlfriends raved about this class; they also mentioned it was the […]

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I’ve Learned That Weighing Myself Does Nothing For My Confidence, So I’ve Stopped Doing It

I haven’t stepped on a scale in more than two years – and I’m certain I’ve gained weight. Honestly, I’m not sure why I just haven’t thrown that stupid thing […]

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I Lost 70 Pounds in 2 Years, but It Took Much Longer to Shed My Insecurities

I was about 6 years old when I first found comfort in snacks. I was 7 when I learned that my friends in the kitchen cabinet never seemed to solve […]

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I Battled an Eating Disorder Throughout College – Here’s What I Would Tell Myself Now

Warning: some things discussed in this personal essay may be triggering to those with a history of disordered eating. I was 16 years old the day my relationship with food […]

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My Family Flies Hundreds of Miles to Run Together – This Is Why

There’s a particular stretch of road on the coast of San Diego that used to be the summit of my dad’s old running route. It’s a hell of a hill, […]

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Why I Refused to Succumb to the Pressure of Losing Weight Before My Wedding

It feels like my entire life has been impacted by diet culture. The first time I remember thinking I needed to lose weight was when I was 6 years old; […]

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I Practiced Yoga Every Day For a Month, and I’m Stronger, Emotionally and Physically

A few months ago, I made a commitment to complete a 30-day yoga challenge. I mostly hoped to find some quiet time for myself, every single day, in the midst […]

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I Drank Celery Juice Every Night For a Week, and This Is What a Doctor Had to Say About It

I have to admit that when I first heard of the celery juice craze, I was a bit underwhelmed. Celery – to me, at least – is something I think […]

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I’m Not Shredding For My Wedding, but I Am Finally Getting Healthy

Let me be clear: getting engaged made me want to get healthy – not skinny – both in my diet and in my lifestyle. It’s not really about the big […]

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