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My Journey to Intuitive Movement

Looking back, I recognize a period in my life when I had an unhealthy relationship with exercise – and of course, this correlated with a time I felt I needed to change my body. I was juicing and counting calories. I was waking up to work out in my bedroom before school and heading to…

What is Intuitive Movement?

We all know moving our bodies is good for us. It helps stave off disease, both physical and mental, and helps keep our bodies functional so we can go about our lives without injuring ourselves. It helps us sleep well and can give us a boost in mood and energy. Over the last century, movement…

Intuitive Eating is Not a Hunger/Fullness Diet

Is it wrong to eat when you’re not physically hungry?  Did you fail if you ate so much that you feel too full?  Are you a bad planner if you went too hungry between meals?  No, no and no. Because we’re so used to diet culture, sometimes it’s easier to translate the concepts of intuitive…

Why Body Positivity Matters

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2017 I want to get real about a common theme in my content: body positivity. This is something I’m deeply passionate about on a professional and personal level, and I’m opening up about my history with body image and my relationship with food – something I’ve never…

4 Steps Toward Body Positivity

In a radical shift against the diet culture we’ve been raised in that fuels self-loathing, the body positive movement is gaining momentum with no slowing down in sight. We’ve been taught both directly and indirectly that we must look a certain way, a way which only 5% of the female population naturally looks. This fuels…

Yoga for Better Sleep

I’m thrilled to bring you this wonderful guest post from my dear friend and certified yoga teacher Stasia Holmes. She went through a rigorous training and presented on yoga and sleep as a part of her thesis. Aside from my normal daytime practice, I have used yoga to help me chill out right before bed,…

Oregon Backpacking & Food Adventures

Lengthy post alert! Many photos and tales from the trail lie ahead. Unfortunately I’ve experienced quite a few technical difficulties getting the photos to load to this post — oh the joys of being a blogger! Alas, it’s finally up! This trip has been the highlight of my summer and I already can’t wait to go…

3 Simple Tips for a Healthier Barbeque

It’s the end of May already?! Commence grilling, backyard activities and enjoying warmer weather. I love this time of year–it’s actually getting warm (on some days…) and Memorial Day weekend gives us an excuse to spend more time with friends and family while honoring those that fought for our freedom. When it comes to healthfully…

Weightlifting for Women

As I mentioned in part one of this post series, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend “adults do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week”. Lifting weights is just one form of strength training–you can also satisfy strength training recommendations…