Tag Archive for 'wellness'

It’s not writer’s block. No, it’s definitely not writer’s block, because I’ve been able to write. It’s blogger’s block. And it’s been happening since the inauguration of our 45th President. For some of you out there, the inauguration was a normal, every-four-years kind of event. For some of you, perhaps it was even a non-event. […]

Last month, a long time client and I made the mutual decision that she should stop coming to my class. I could no longer, in good conscience, support her participation in an activity that I felt was hurting her more than it was helping her. The class in question is described by the “big box” gym […]

I spent fewer than twenty-four hours in my former home, Austin, Texas, this week to take care of some family business. I stayed near the corporate headquarters and “mother ship” store of Whole Foods Market and had dinner there. Dinner consisted almost exclusively of samplings from their Smokehouse – ribs, chicken … delicious. I did […]

I’ve waited a few weeks, or maybe months, to share the news that at long – very long – last, we have three children who consistently sleep through the night. Little A turned 3 in June and with her newfound “big kid” status she has developed quite a competitive nature. In sum, the girl likes to […]

The more I’ve learned about the human body, and the longer I’ve lived in mine, the more I’ve come to reject our culture’s notions of what it means to be “fit” and “healthy.” I could explain it a lot of ways, but it can be easily summed up by saying I no longer look at pictures […]

We have a fix-it-now mentality in our culture, right? We want the doctor to give us a pill and for everything to go back to “normal” within a reasonable amount of time. Part and parcel of that, is we expect the healing to come from the outside. We expect medical and healthcare professionals to offer […]

Back-to-School Breakdowns

Let me tell you a little secret about me. I was a History and Religious Studies double major in college. (That’s not the secret part.) Both majors required hefty, hefty reading loads and lots and lots of writing. At the start of the new college semester, when I would get the syllabus for each course, […]

Last night, I posted a link to this video to my Facebook page: It’s from the Strong4Life campaign: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched Strong4Life, a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia. When I posted the video, I asked for dialogue and […]

If you’ve paid attention to my Facebook feed over the past few days, you’ve seen posts about Jordan Younger, Chocolate-Covered Katie, and Amy Kubal, R.D. What do they share in common? Jordan’s abandoning veganism because of her anorexia. Katie’s “come out” as an excessive exerciser. And Amy’s shared that her lifelong struggle with disordered eating […]

In response to this post about social media triggers, you guys shared a lot. I heard from you all via email, text, in person, in comments on the post, and via Facebook about social media posts that, while on the surface are benign, get to you for some reason. I promised then that we would revisit this […]