Category Archives: Recovery

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

January 9, 2015

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

  I remember it well. It was a sunny day in 2007, a few weeks after I arrived to Australia from my hometown of Nashville. I’d been in Australia for a little while and the homesickness was starting to set in. I was volunteering with a church but hadn’t really gotten into a busy routine Continue Reading »

THE SECRET TO NEVER DIETING AGAIN

December 19, 2014

I just got back from lunch at my favorite cafe. You know what’s so cool about this statement? I wouldn’t have been able to say that a few years ago. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s quite sad, really. I was too anxious to eat out at restaurants where I wasn’t in control of preparing Continue Reading »

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

December 9, 2014

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

There’s no denying that our eating habits and behaviors are shaped as we grow up. An array of factors—-culture, media, taste preferences, allergies, past experiences, mood—-influence both the food choices we make and how we eat. Just being in the presence of a young toddler proves that a baby isn’t born with a diet mentality nor does she Continue Reading »

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH EASE

December 2, 2014

holiday season must haves

Let me ask the question on everyone’s mind: How on earth is Christmas only 3 weeks away? Seriously, this time last year I was packing my suitcase for the long trek home to Nashville with my hubby. How are we at this same point in the calendar nearly 365 days later? As we embark on the last Continue Reading »

RELEASING EXPECTATIONS: How To Listen To Your Truth

August 26, 2014

Releasing other people's expectations: how to listen to your truth

When I was 22, I took a major leap and moved from Nashville to Perth, Australia. I was fresh out of University and ready to burst out from the familiar bubble I’d created around me. Longing to see the world and meet new people—eh em, including my future hubby—I chose a city I’d never heard of. I got on Continue Reading »

12 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR THE AFTERNOON SLUMP

August 19, 2014

HEALTHY SNACKS

Thank you for all the heartfelt and generous words poured out to me after sharing more of my story last week. Your kind thoughts, prayers and similar stories warmed my heart more than you could imagine. After such heavy, emotive writing, I’ve decided to bring you something lighter today. So let’s dive in. . . There’s no denying the Continue Reading »

HOW TO GET A FLAT STOMACH

April 8, 2014

how to get a flat stomach

Part of my job is teaching Health to 15 year-old girls. I actually really enjoy the gig. It’s like I get the chance to talk to these young girls about what my teenage self needed to hear. In one of my recent lessons, I spoke to the girls about Goal Setting. I had the girls Continue Reading »

THE TRICK TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING

March 31, 2014

Wayne Dyer once said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Mastin Kipp recently wrote a post about perception in which he profoundly states, “The most important part of life, and the only part of life we can truly control, is our perception.” I believe these guys Continue Reading »

QUITTING SUGAR: WHY IT’S NOT SO SWEET

March 24, 2014

Are you thinking about quitting sugar? Its negative effect on our health is at the forefront of the media these days. But, I’ll admit it: I eat sugar. No, not every day and not in copious amount. But, I haven’t quit sugar. And, actually, I don’t plan on it. In our modern society, quitting foods Continue Reading »

LOVE LETTER TO YOUR BODY

March 17, 2014

During my late teens and early twenties, I had a pretty negative relationship with my body. I criticized, punished and pushed my body beyond its limits. I refused to fully accept and love myself just as I was. I wasted so much time comparing myself to other girls, which ultimately robbed me of my own joy. Now, Continue Reading »