Eating Disorders

Gamification

I tend to approach recovery (and just life in general) as a series of games.  Why? Well there are two main reasons: 1) Games are fun. 2) It takes a lot of the pressure off, seriousness out, and keeps challenges from feeling endless. Some of my favorite games are the “To-Do List Wipe-Out” ... read more

Afraid of the Dark?

In recovery, you can’t be afraid of the dark. That is where all of your biggest breakthroughs will be found. I’m not saying it’s always fun and it’s certainly not always easy, but if you let your eyes adjust to the darkness you’ll find the most beautiful parts of your spirit ... read more

#LoveYourRealSelfie

No makeup, no filter (and obviously no hairbrush) in honor of NED‘s Love Your Real Selfie day!  Even a year ago I would never have dreamed of posting a photo of myself without makeup on ANYWHERE.  Acceptance doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s something I still have to work on daily, but ... read more

Re-Learning to Cook

I stayed away from cooking for years because I wanted to keep my interactions with food as minimal as possible, but lately I’ve been re-learning.  My friend Sean Stoner is quite the chef, and he taught me how to make braised halibut wrapped in zucchini “purses,” shaved Brussels sprout ... read more

Cahuenga Peak

My favorite thing about living in Los Angeles is that I can drive for 20 minutes and hike here. Having a workout that’s fun and feels good is so much better for recovery than slaving in the gym for results. read more

Growing Pains

Sometimes people will say things that upset you. It’s OK to cry and feel your feelings…in fact, I recommend it.  If you want to turn that upset into something that empowers you, here are some tools for you: 1) What they said means nothing about you. It’s a reflection of how that person ... read more

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more