I’m getting bad at food again. Lately I’ve been adding breakfast and lunch to my daily to-do list — partly because checking things off makes me feel productive even if it’s things I’d be doing anyway, but mostly because if it’s not on my to-do list looking like an official task, I won’t eat. I’ll… Read More Bad at food.
Earlier this week I wrote a primer on rape culture and Christian modesty teachings and how they overlap; now I want to spend some time deconstructing the analogy used in this post on modesty, in which the author tries to understand how difficult it is for men to be around women in bikinis by comparing… Read More Women Aren’t Cake, Part 2: The Cake Is a Lie
Alternate title: Cats in a Basket on a Rainbow* I found myself unexpectedly frustrated and sad this weekend when I was reading the comments on a blog post about cats**, of all things — I guess that’s what they mean by “triggering”: when you encounter something that sends you spiraling into reactions you can’t completely… Read More New normal
This post is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of updates about what I’m learning about intuitive eating and how to best feed my body. I’m posting here not only to share what I’m learning with others who may find this information useful, but also to document this information for… Read More Intuitive Eating: The Story So Far
(This post is going to be rather rudimentary HAES 101, but I need to spell it out because I’m still trying to work out what a lot of this means for me. Apologies for the tl;dr.) A friend told me she’s just started a group Bible study using the book Made to Crave: Satisfying Your… Read More “Made to Crave”: In which I review a book I haven’t actually read
One of the things I still haven’t figured out is how to teach this concept of intuitive eating to my children (especially since I only have a tenuous grasp on it myself). Already my kids are bombarded — from school, from PBS Kids, all over the place — with this dichotomy of “good food” and… Read More Intuitive eating for the preschool set
Sometimes it’s hard to stay positive about my choice to abandon dieting. The past couple of weeks, I’ve had midterms to study for and a major project to complete, things that turn me into a bundle of stress and trigger the perfectionist in me to go into hyperdrive. I struggle a lot with the need… Read More Or necrotizing fasciitis