Trolls made me donate more money.
My eyes open. I languidly stretch my body. I feel gratitude for my strong legs and murmur words of love to my round belly. I roll over onto my side and serenely admire how my butt looks like two plump croissants nestled next to each other.
Last week, fifteen amazing speakers joined me for the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Master Class.
“You like me, right now, you like me!”
I’ve been seriously crazed this week in preparing for the HAES® Master Class and Rosh Hashanah, so I’ve decided to share a snippet of my book, Stop Dieting Now: 25 Reasons To Stop, 25 Ways To Heal. I hope you find it helpful!
What would you think about, do, be, create etc. if you didn’t think about your weight? If you never worried about your clothing size, the size of your thighs, the size of your belly, what might be different?
The summer before my senior year of high school, I attended a constitutional law / rhetoric program (a/k/a “awesome nerd camp”) at Yale University. In the sweltering heat of a New Haven July, I learned how to employ logos, pathos and bathos and wield them like mighty swords.
Fit. Now there’s a helluva word. Think about it”¦how could one itty bitty word elicit such a broad spectrum of feelings, images, and associations?
International No Diet Day was yesterday, and it’s a sacred holiday to folks like me. So in honor of this holiday, I’m giving away my book for free and sharing my favorite dieting breakup tips with you.
Moving from a diet/weight loss mentality to a Health At Every Size® mentality can feel pretty daunting. It’s not necessarily easy to let go of typical beliefs around weight and health when everyone from your doctor to your mom to various media to your office mate are telling you about the wonders of the latest […]
(Author’s Note: This post may be triggering for anyone with a sensitivity towards topics about eating disorders or disordered eating.) I suppose I ought to start this post off by noting that this is simply my own personal experience with the topic, and is influenced heavily by what I’ve seen and heard from others I […]
Model Crystal Renn’s book, Hungry, may have come out in 2010, but I just read it recently. Equal parts self-promotion, tell-all dishy memoir, and beginner’s meditation on the perils of weight obsession and the benefits of embracing health at every size, Renn’s memoir might not be the most eloquent or scholarly reflection on health and […]
I have a question for you. How much of your health is really just luck? I found myself asking myself this question recently when my skin broke out all of a sudden and all over my face. I figured it was an allergic reaction to something, but I couldn’t figure out what it might be. […]
Over the last year or so, I’ve made some really mindful changes to the way I eat, and have, simultaneously, learned a ton about body acceptance and Health at Every Size from the communities that support that initiative. But I’ve found that there is a really contentious reception to talking about food and eating habits […]
Earlier this week, I had a really infuriating call with a member of my family. She told me that despite all this “body acceptance stuff,” I had to start taking care of myself. When I asked her what she meant by that, she said, “Making healthier food choices.”